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   Posted 9/15/2010 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi my HW family....

Well, you guys gave me such a wonderful baby shower - and then what happened? I disappeared.... I'm so sorry! So, one more "thank you" for coming to my shower and for all the great gifts, love and LAUGHS! That was so much fun!!

Last week, a couple of the boys had come down w/ a 48 hour or so, stomach bug (vomiting, fever, lethargic and so forth). Thank goodness the kids are pretty healthy overall... and I honestly didn't give much thought into the fact that I might get it myself. Well, Friday morning, I woke up throwing up.... I thought - "I'm just going to sleep it off and then I'll be fine". As the day went on - things went south in a hurry. I couldn't stop the vomiting, felt like I was going to pass out and, by late afternoon, was running a 103 fever.

Well, it was good that I went in. By the time I got there, I was severely dehydrated. The babies' heart rates were way too high because of the fever I was running. Oh, and because I have adrenal insufficiency, I ended up needing some steroids to compensate the extra stress on my body. My pain issues were flared like crazy - and I ended up needing to use IV meds.... but, at that point I was so sick - I didn't even care. It was a nightmare - over the night, they ran a zillion tests on me, blood cultures, arterial blood gas, yet another 24 hour urine and on the list goes.

All I had the strength to do was to sleep; I was pretty out of it. I've eaten nothing since last Thursday night - yet have gained 12 pounds since Friday - all fluid weight.

Sorry to go on.... but here's the reason for my frustration! I just cannot believe they sent me home in this shape. Yes, I do feel better than I did on Friday and such (such as my vomiting has stopped, etc) But - on top of being 34+ weeks pregnant... with twins... w/ chronic health/pain issues... then getting the flu which absolutely wiped me out on so many levels - and then they send me home to suffer at home? At least in the hospital, they were supporting me by giving me meds, I was on oxygen, they were monitoring the babies and so forth.

I'm on the books to have these girls on the 27th... that's only 12 days from now, I know. I'm sorry to complain and vent. I've just reached my breaking point, though. I've been in tears all day long.

Anyway, don't know if any of this made any sense or not... and I feel like all I've done lately is complain or vent... and I HATE being like this. But it does help to be able to share the load w/ you all.... Again, though, I'm sorry for being such a downer... :( I know it will all be worth it in the end... :( :(

Much love --Tina

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 1097
   Posted 9/15/2010 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Tina, you are going through so much right now, it's no wonder your nerves are on edge and you're under so much stress. I can't believe the hospital sent you home either, but they must have felt it was better for you.

I sincerely hope for the baby's sake's that you can last as long as possible with them all snug and cozy...yep, the old "longer in mom" bit...but I trust that if you go into labour before then, that you will have an easy birth, with healthy baby girls...the best outcome of all.

Hang in there Tina, we're all rooting for you,and praying for you. Can't wait to see pictures of the girls, along with your radiant smile!

DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily

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   Posted 9/15/2010 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sweet girl,

Glad to see your post! Sorry to see what you've been going through... :( I know you much have felt really bad when I didn't hear back from you guys. Randy has asked me 2 or 3 times a day if I'd heard from you. I figured you were too sick to type, but frankly, I thought they'd take the babies because of the swelling. Shows how much I know I guess. I did find out that no news is never good news! I will never use that saying again. Sky's birthday is the 27th (as you know) but for your sake, I certainly hope you have them before then. It's just too many worries at this point.

Anyhoo, I love you to pieces and got to thinking about it; are the girls identical or faternal? Just wondering.

I love you sweetie,
DX’d-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, DDD, Diabetes Type II, Migraines, Chronic Muscle Spasms, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC, Hypothyroidism, Bipolar Disorder, Fibromyalgia. Emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06. Frozen Shoulder and Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder. Surgery for shoulder recently, now in Physical Therapy.

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   Posted 9/15/2010 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Praying for you and so sorry that you're feeling like this.



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   Posted 9/15/2010 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   


   Good morning Tina!

   I knew something was not right, as we had not heard from you in a few days.

     I hope you get to feeling better soon.

   I'm way behind on my posting here, as the company has me very busy, and it seems every second counts.

      Tonight. I will try to catch up on the scoop here.


            Take care! Love you!



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   Posted 9/15/2010 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
  Oh my Sweet Tina Girl !!! We figured you were in the hospital and that you might have got the flu from the boys and we were glad you were where you could get full attention , I'm so sorry your suffering so much my dear friend . Stace and I where going nuts but trying to be patient and praying for the best . I can't beleive those jerks sent you home Sweetheart , what is wrong with them ?? Unbeleiveable !!!! Please don't apologize for venting your feelings Sweetheart , thats why we , your friends are here and we'll always be here for you !! I feel so much better having heard from you , it certainly makes my day !!! Take good care of you my sweet and all else will follow . I'm praying for you and thinking of you always !!!!  Love You Lots Mikel
HIV+. meds - epzicom, Kaletra . oxycontin as needed , indothemiacin . hip replacement surgery done !!! Staples out , a little redness , adjusting and hoping for the best .

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 9/15/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   




   You are NOT a downer. Trust me. I have known perfectly healthy women who have gone through the pregnancy process and they really WERE downers. You are NOT. So get those thoughts out the door! They just don't apply to you!

     Ugh, I am so sorry you got the flu! Did your boys just start school? My girls started a month ago and have brought home a stomach flu and cold in only 4 weeks time. It really frustrates me because so many parents will drop their kids off at school knowing they have a fever and aches. What I hear most often is "I have to work". Ugh. What we really need are more mothers like you. You always put your children ahead of yourself. You are constantly giving 110% of yourself to love and care for everyone around you.

    Oh gosh. I cannot believe the big day is almost here! You will have to be sure to post pictures right away! We will want to see their little button noses as soon as possible!

    ...also, I do not know if I am reading more into this or not. But it seemed like you were frustrated about needing IV meds while you are pregnant? I wanted you to know I had to have emergency surgery while I was 4 month pregnant with my oldest daughter. I was put on heavy meds IV and muscle relaxers and pain meds for 2 weeks after. I spent the entire time worried I had some how harmed my little baby bird. No matter what the doctors told me I didn't and would'nt believe them until I saw her and was sure she was okay. She was of course. My worry was for nothing. If I had thought about it logically at the time, I could have saved myself a lot of worry. There was nothing that I could do. I HAD to have the meds. It is the same with you. You HAD to get the medicines. No two ways about it. Your doing a GREAT job! I dare anyone to say other wise!

    You are ALWAYS in our prayers here.

*warm hugg*

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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