Thursday, July 2, 2009

In the hospital

I have not been neglecting my blog, I have been stuck in the hospital with no internet access!

Last Monday night, June 22nd, I had felt ill all day, terribel heartburn , no appetite & just generally crappy. Les brought me home a milkshake to try & help with the heartburn. Shortly after starting to srink the shake & trying to eat a sandwich I become extrememly sick. I started vomiting & had severe pain in my back & upper right abdomen. I knew something was really wrong. We headed to the hospital.

At the hospital they did some PIH bloodwork & checked my B/P, which was low. They gave me gravol but I continued to be sick. After soemtime my bloodwork was fine however the vomiting continued, when I started vomiting blood they admitted me. That was SO scary!

The next day an ultrasound revealed gallstones & "sludge" in my gallbladder, I had been having a very severe gallbladder attack.

To sum up the last week, we have consulted a general surgeon who does not want to operate while I am peregnant, the plan is to have my gallbladder removed at 6 weeks post-partum. I have gone back and forth between a clear fluid diet & attempting a fat free diet. Every time I try to eat I get very sick, have severe pain & vomiting. This morning Dr.J decided that BB needs some nutritional help, more then just an IV so they plan on starting me on TPN.

It looks like I will be here for at least a few more weeks, possibly until delivery. We also may need to induce labour early if this continues. This is all very overwhelming & scary.
BB is doing well, moving tons, an ultrasound on Monday showed he or she weighs 3lbs 11oz, a good size. I feel so guilty for taking medications and for not being able to nourish him or her. I just keep telling myself that in 5 weeks or less it will all be worth it.

I will try to keep things updated here, my dad gave me his portable modem so I have internet access now. Please pray for me & Baby Bear!


Michelle said...

I hope you'll feel better soon! That's so scary! You and your BB will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers! Stay strong and know that it will all be worth it when you see your baby's beautiful face! Keep smiling!

Baby Momma Andrea said...

I was thinking about you, I hadn't seen any posts and thought, hmm... I hope everything is okay. Even though you're not doing so hot, I'm happy to hear that the baby is still healthy and happy inside Momma. Good luck to you over the next few weeks - I'm due around the time you are, so I will keep you in my thoughts!

Jillian said...

oh no!! i will keep u in my prayers!!
hang in there!

Laura said...

That is so scary! I am so glad your baby is doing okay. I had a scare a few weeks back when I had a kidney stone. We went to the hospital and I was so worried that I was going to have to be admitted and it was going to cause all these complications. I was lucky I passed it and it only left an infection that was cleared up with antibiotics. My thoughts will be with you... I hope everything turns out great... it will all be worth it in the end!

Mrs. Goodson...Woo Hoo!! said...

Oh my goodness...i will keep you guys in my thoughts & prayers & hope for a quick recovery!! Keep your chin up & don't feel guilty for anything you are doing everything that is right for you & your LO!!!

Scullyhoyy said...

oh wow! I am so sorry your going through this right now. I hope you feel better soon.