Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This sucks!

So apparently I was a lot sicker than I thought. My worst day was actually on my birthday at the end of August. I couldn't stop throwing up. It seemed like my zofran just stopped working that week. So I had to swallow my pride, call the dr, and say it is time for me to be on an IV. And I called the RS President and said we need meals. So my birthday present came a day later and I was hooked up to the homecare IV.

And I guess it was alot worse than I thought. The nurse said that I was so dehydrated that my heart rate was slow and blood pressure low. (didn't know that could really happen) My mother in law said that I would just stare at the wall and not respond to anything. I remember just being sleepy. (ps I owe Chloe Ann a million dollars for coming over, spending the nights when Mike was out of town, cleaning, doing laundry and putting up with my out of control kids. And yes....they have been completely out of control, somehow they knew they could get away with everything since I was hooked up and couldn't chase them around the house)

So it's almost a month later and the nurses called me today to tell me that I am going to have my 'file' closed. Which means I am ok.HOORAY!!!!!! I had a melt down on Saturday because I did too much on Friday and was throwing up again. During heaves, I am bawling, telling Mike "I don't want to be put of the IV again! The nurses said if I threw up again, they would hook me up!!!" Saturday was not a good day.

So this is the purpose of my post: In 3 years from now when I think, "wouldn't it be nice to have a cute little baby" this will remind me. I AM NEVER DOING THIS AGAIN!!!!!!!! I DON'T WANT TO DEAL WITH IVs, NEEDLES, FLUSHING IVs, CATHETERS IN MY ARM, AND PUKING!!!! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER AGAIN!!!!! (the rest of my kids can go to that lady on TLC who is pregnant with her 20th kid)

(The 'lemonade' which Spencer calls it is actually vitamins in the IV bag, not urine. It had the worst after-taste. That alone made me sick.)


11 comments:

Rob and Karina said...

You are amazing! Have you been like this with all your pregnancies?! If so, you're brave for doing it 4 times, I don't think I ever could!

Jen said...

I am so sorry you have been so sick! That does suck - no question about it! Glad your off the IV and feeling better. Hope it continues until the baby comes!

Amy G. said...

you are so brave! and just think, in a couple years you won't even remember a thing :) gotta love our selective memories. why do we keep doing it over and over again?!

mbishopp said...

Angie, you are gorgeous, but you look terrible enough in the pics for me to want to fly to UT and take care of you. Congrats on the pregnancy though.

I know you don't want to hear it, but i always would remind myself after a number of my miscarriages "it is great to be sick, that means I am still pregnant."

Just a few more months in the cooker.

Holly said...

Hi Angie! Sorry you are feeling so crappy :( Hope it gets better soon. How far along are you? We missed you at the last GNO.

Kathryn said...

Man does this bring back memories. (only you are dressed in pajamas this time, not a knitted afghan at the front door - tee, hee). I was just thinking as I drove past your old house on Sat. how much I missed you guys!

Now I wish you were here for one more reason.

Sorry you're so sick Ang. You are strong and you can do it!

Max said...

Oh man I am SO sorry you've been so sick! That sounds awful. I hope all this gets out of your system soon. I am SO excited for you that you get to have a baby though. SO excited. Congrats.

Love, Shawni

Max said...

Sorry, I'm signed in as Max...

Josh, Dagmar, Sofia, Lilian and Jasper Jewkes said...

oh angie, I am so sorry, I don't even know what to say. I wish you well and also wish I could be closeer aqnd help out! Love you all, dagmar

Keller Clan Mom said...

Angie! Wow! I hear you. I am telling myself the same thing. (I'm due next week.) I didn't have so much puking, but did spend 2 weeks dealing with ANOTHER kidney stone & have had to give myself shots every day of this pregnancy. Bless your heart! Hang in there. I loved the wanted ad! You are hillarious!

Anne said...

Angie:

So excited for you. Fun to see your blog. I love your honesty in your posts. Take care, it will be over before you know it and you'll be ready for the next one.