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