Thursday, March 29, 2012

14 weeks and a Trip to the ER

I. can't. breath.  Like, really, going on a good week or two of major sinus issues.  If it was just spring, or I was just pregnant, or it was just that I caught the virus my kiddo had last week, I might know what to do/take.  Instead I have been suffering and trying to limp along on occasional Tylenol.  Until yesterday. 

This is the person who hates taking meds when I am not pregnant but even less so, when I am!

I woke up with my typical every-other-day headache I've been having, and my horrible sinus pressure, only to eat breakfast, drink a little water and puke.  Blah.  Laying down hurt, sitting up hurt.  After about an hour of being up, I tried to take a Tylenol again without puking and went back into bed and started crying (but trying not to because I knew it would hurt more) to my husband about how miserable I was.  I ended up falling a sleep sitting up in bed for a bit and was glad to have passed more time and find my headache a bit eased. 

But light and noise were killing me and I knew a toddler was awaiting.

SO I got up again and wondered how I would make it through the day.

About lunch I called my hubby again who talked me into making a doctor's appointment and my mom said she'd come over and watch the little guy.  My sweet husband came to pick me up.  Not 2 miles down the road I was puking up the tiny bit of lunch I had, the gaterade I had tried to drink a bit of and any remaining stomach lining all the way to the doctor's office.  And then again in the waiting room.  Yeah, I was that person your glad you aren't sitting next to!

The doctor took one look at me and asked what was going on and said she wanted me to go to ER.    She thought there was too much going on for her to help with first-- Migraine, Vomiting, Dehydration, Pregnancy, Sinus Infection ... I was about an 8 or 9 in pain.


We loaded back into the car when I was throwing up again and headed to ER.

After WAY too long they got me hooked up to fluids and some drugs to ease the headache and nausea.  I went to about a 4 on the pain scale.  Baby's haertrate was good and strong at 146 or so.  Evidently reduced pain was good enough for them, so they discharged me with a handful of perscriptions which I will still be too scared/stubborn to take. 

After getting everyone off to bed-- changing sheets and air filters, a sinus cleanse and all kinds of other prep as recommended by the nurse... we were off to bed. 

Picture me doing this several times... source

Until midnight.  Then I heard my little guy have a wet cough and told hubby to go check him ASAP as I thought he may have thrown up.  He had.  Not sure why?  But hubby (gagging) is undressing him and cleaning up his sheets as I throw him in the tub to get puke off his hair.  Poor baby was pretty scared.  We got him to drink some water and eventually got him back to bed.  Unfortunately it's been the other end for him this morning.  Fun times at the sick house.

So here I sit today, without a headache for now (praise the Lord!) and the same stuffy head.  Though I did try the sinus cleanse/neti-pot thing again and finally a Claritin.  Hoping both kick in soon.  Its been a long 24 hours!

My husband has been so sweet about everything.  Running to get meds, check them online, get food, take care of us, etc.

But Mama needs a sick day/week!  Not sure what we have going around here!  In all seriousness, if your a prayer person, say a quick prayer for us to get well and keep babies and Mama's healthy around here!!



  1. Oh, Rachel!!!! You poor thing!! I'm exhausted just reading this post. I pray everyone is back to themselves soon! Please take those meds...I promise it's safe, or else they would not give it to you! You've got to take care of yourself since you have 2 little ones depending on you!

  2. Very scary! I hope everyone heals up quickly! I'm glad the little one's heartbeat was strong and steady through it all.