So …. What a month it is been.
Firstly it’s important to say that I am so grateful to be pregnant and I am prepared to go through absolutely anything. No matter what.
Morning sickness has been a constant for me since I was five weeks pregnant – I’m 25 weeks + 4 days now. However it all just got a bit out of hand and I ended up in hospital as I’d become so dehydrated and couldn’t even keep water down – not one sip. Then the nosebleeds hit me big time. I tried to call triage who told me to see my gp. Initially I couldn’t get in but managed to get them to let me agree to speak to my gp. He told me to go straight to see him. Once I got there he rang triage and told them I was on my way. Three hours in the waiting room in triage I was seen and put straight onto IV fluids. They tried to take blood which was eventful! Lots of big bruises. They had to fit a catheter too as I hadn’t had a wee in 15 hours.
I was admitted, but the eats weren’t good. I had an infection and they suspected it was sepsis. I was immediately put in two lots of antibiotics, anti sickness and paracetamol all via IV. I went in on Thursday and by Friday night/ Saturday morning is taken a turn for the worse. My temperature was 39.8 and the baby’s heartbeat was much too fast- suddenly I was on 29 minute observations. I hadn’t eaten for days but was still vomiting constantly. If I’m honest I don’t remember that much of that weekend it’s all about of a blur.
Sunday I started to improve and managed to eat some toast (although the it wasn’t long until I saw it again).
The IV fluids helped to rehydrate me. I requested to come off anti sickness meds and every cocktail of them that I was given Made no difference at all. They just seemed pointless – the reality is according to the consultant I am “allergic” to the pregnancy hormone. Which may explain why I had three losses and struggled to be pregnant.
My mum and husband were amazing when I was in hospital- they made sure one of them was with me at all times. They kept me positive.
My friends were all supportive too!
So I came out after six nights in hospital with antibiotics to take orally which if I avoided taking at meal times they would stay down.
After my hospital stay I went to stay with my parents for a week as my husband had to work And I wasn’t ready to be left alone.
After another week I was getting better still sleeping a lot and very sickly but much more myself. We had a holiday booked to Cyprus and we didn’t think we would be able to go but we made the decision last minute to just do it. So a week of relaxation followed – pure joy.
So now I’m back home and on holidays until 1st September . I don’t know how I will go once I go back to work and to be honest I’m preparing myself for being told I have to go early on maternity. I will do whatever means that the baby is ok.
I’m getting bigger now and finally in feeling kicks – such magic. I can’t believe how lucky I am to be pregnant. In 13 weeks I will be induced and will meet this little one. I am glad that my sickness hasn’t affected the baby and as long as it is ok I can out up with anything.