So they say that someday I will laugh and someday it will just be a story, so I better document it. Everyone knows I've been super sick with this pregnancy, well probably the last week and a half or 2 weeks I have been less nauseas but throwing up more. Tuesday night I decided to make chili dogs for all my AI crowd and shortly after got some serious heartburn that turned into difficulty swallowing and pain in my chest. I thought it was seriously bad heartburn so just went to bed. All night long I was throwing up and couldn't even swallow my own spit. The next day I decided a doctor visit was in order. I couldn't get into my doctor, so I had to sit at prompt care for 4 hours before they sent me to the ER. The ER doctor diagnosed me with esophagitis. A severe burn and inflammation to the esophagus because of all the reflux and throwing up. They changed my antinausea meds and gave me another heartburn medication.
I was also experiencing itching all over, the doc didn't know how to fit that into the diagnosis so I just decided to push that with my regular doctor. I had blood tests done for that, still waiting to see why I am scratching my whole body raw.
So basically, it's going to take a month for my esophagus to heal and still I can not swallow much of anything. Basically living off of yogurt and popcycles. I was so desperate for real food today I started sucking on pizza crust, and I have heartburn now. Just can't win! This little baby is giving me so many problems, better be an easy baby! :)
I also have what they think is an umbilical hernia. If anyone saw me pregnant with Lo, you would know I grew straight OUT. So when my stomach muscles came back together, they left a hole and now there's a hernia. They think it will be ok until after I give birth, but I am waiting to have an ultrasound done for that.
I'm trying to keep my spirits up, I got to hear the babies heart beat the other day in the ER and it was so magical. I know that I am not me right now, my body is merely a host for this little miracle. I may have to suffer a bit, but I'm just so happy that the reason I am suffering is because of the baby. And honestly, I would almost rather be going through this than the nonstop nausea. At least I can put on a happy face and play with Lo and even do some cleaning. Until I swallow or try to eat, I am doing great!
So that's that. I have lots of pics and posts to catch up on, but I better file my quarterly taxes and catch up on business paperwork before I do that. Maybe next week! ;)