Thursday, August 31, 2006

Things are not going well. I had two decent days when my mom was here and I thought that maybe things were getting better, but apparently not. Yesterday I spent most of the day on the bathroom floor, moving only to pull myself up to the toilet and retch. I lost count after the 15th time. It was just awful, awful, awful. I have lost 10 pounds in the last two and a half weeks. This morning started out the same, so I called my midwife. I apparently have hyperemesis, and she said that we have to do something about this fast. I talked her out of receiving IV fluids because I don't feel like I'm dehydrated. I can keep water down as long as there is no food mixed in with it. She called in a prescription for Zofran. I'm concerned because this drug is for chemo and surgery patients, not pregnant women, and there are no studies done on it's usage by pregnant women. The fact that Emma will be getting this through my milk makes me nervous too. However, I really can't do this anymore, so I'm going to take it. This blog page and it's comments were helpful in my decision. My midwife said that if it hasn't helped by Tuesday, then she wants to me to get some kind of pump that will just shoot it into me 24-7, until I don't need it anymore. Let's hope we don't need to do anything that drastic.

8 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh Sarah!

I had hyperemesis with Tucker and Audrey. Not so much with Hat. What worked for me at 25 pounds under my original weight at 7 months pregnant with Tucker...when NOTHING else had worked....was Unisom and B6. 1/4 of a tablet was all it took, twice a day. It is the same ingredient used in a Swedish(?) med for hyperemesis, but it isn't approved here for the same use. It worked WONDERS. I took Zofran for nausea a few times. The only drawback/side effect was SIGNIFICANT drowsiness. (oh and the $280 price tag for 6 tablets). Please let me know what you need. Emma can come over here EVERY day!

grandma said...

Oh Sarah, I'm so worried about you. Why don't you get the IV. Maybe it would help. I think your mother, Mary and Nancy all had to do that.

deanna said...

Sarah, I am so sorry to hear that you are having a rough time! My friend had the Zofran pump, and it is no fun. But you have to take care of yourself and that baby, and to do that you can't get dehydrated. I have heard good things about the unisom and b6 combo as well.

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you as well. I'll be thinking of you.

HeyJulieMama said...

I'm sorry, Sarah. When we get back from camping, how about we make a standing park play date with Emma for the next couple months? They all had so much fun today. I promise we'll work on the Hungry Hippo game manners. : )

Mom said...

Oh, Sweetie, I am so sorry for you. Reading all those comments on that blog you mentioned was reassuring. Thank you so much for going to all this trouble to make a precious new baby for our family!

Katie said...

hey there sarah--i am so sorry you're feeling so under the weather. it sounds like youre doing your research & your midwife is taking good care of you, but if you need anything AT ALL, just let me know. I'd even be willing to help out with the housework, but of course only if emma helps ;)
~hugs~

Jenn said...

Now I feel like a dork for all my moaning and groaning - you've got it bad girl! I'll third the Unisom and B6 only because I've heard it's been a lifesaver for others as well.

I hope you take people up on watching your daughter so you can get some rest!!

(oh, and I'm mainly hanging out in the March DDC because I was originally due on March 31st - I do pop into the April ddc occaisionally.)

Colleen said...

This is Colleen I was given link by Amanda when discussing how I was hospitalized with Adeline for Hypermesis.
Might of tried this all already but for me I was helped by wearing seabands (little elastic bands that supoosivly help motion sickness), taking ginger as tea and candied ginger ever 15-30 mins, swithing to bland food only really lots of oatmeal and stuff, had to avoid all major smells , taking a deep breath and popping a ginger candy when felt the wave of nausea over come me. I also had to stop taking my prenatals they just could not stay down. Instead just took seperate vitamins did not seem to bug me . I hope some of that helps. I would not wish hypermesis on anyone. I took the Zofran a few times I could not do except when Dh was available to take kids knocked me right out.