Thursday, January 8, 2009

To the doctor...

Like I said in my previous post, I’ve felt pretty queasy, but that’s about it. I should have knocked on wood. On Tuesday in the early hours of the morning I woke to my head just pounding! I tried to go back to sleep, but it wasn’t happening. So I just laid there very still until my alarm went off. I got up to go take a shower and get ready for work. My head just got worse…Lovely…a migraine. I was out of my migraine meds, but I wouldn’t be able to take those anyway! My migraines are usually visually triggered (lights, glare, bright colors, etc), there is only one time I can remember getting one in the middle of the night, it was in middle school. Since it was further into the migraine, the blind spots were gone already, so I tried to just get ready for work anyway. I had too much to do to miss work. As I started showering, the pain got SO much worse that it made me nauseous and I started violently dry heaving in the shower. Rob heard me and came in right when I collapsed to the tub. I plugged the tub and took a bath instead and Rob got me water and crackers. So I ate those and tried to just keep getting ready. When I was out of the bath and trying to brush my hair and all that, I got so weak, so I laid down for a minute and a few minutes later had to get to the toilet. I was violently throwing up the crackers. This was NOT going to happen. I had been trying to get ready for over an hour now, and I was going to be NO GOOD at work. So I finally called my manager and she told me to stay in bed, and call the doctor. So I laid back down, and laying still seemed to help a little. Rob called my OB doc and they said they had nothing I could take that he should take me to the ER or Instacare. So Rob called my family doctor instead and got me an appointment in a couple hours. When we went in, the Dr. talked about what kinds of drugs are graded certain ways because they can’t be given to pregnant women, but they had a shot they could give me that wouldn’t hurt the baby. It had something for the pain and something for nausea in it. And since we all know how much I LOVE shots you can imagine my excitement. But I was willing to do anything to stop the migraine. So they gave me a hugely painful injection and said they wanted to do an ultrasound so we’d better know how far along I was and hopefully see the heartbeat. He told me I’d start to be out of it from the shot, but they did the ultrasound in time for me to see it. We saw the heartbeat and he measured the baby at almost 7 weeks. After that, I was in a daze, the shot totally knocked me out. I went home and laid on the couch, and was barely able to lift my head to eat some soup. Good thing Rob was home to take care of me, the headache eased quite a bit, which was good. And the Dr. suggested me to take Vitamin B6 3 times a day to ease the nausea, and that seems to help a bit, along with a prescription for anti-nausea. So hopefully things will start to look up. I can tell I’ve been gaining weight already, but that’s because at night my appetite comes back more, so I eat when I feel I can. Rob has been amazingly good with me, he’s been doing his best to clean the house, he’s had to take over cleaning the cat pan, of course, and he’s been doing most of the cooking. I’m grateful that I have such a wonderful husband. It was cute, last night he said that he’d been thinking about seeing the heartbeat, and how much more real it seems. He thinks about the baby a lot, he says. So adorable!! I am NOW knocking on wood when I say I hope things stay going well!

10 comments:

Megan said...

Oh man! I am so sorry Danielle! It always seems to happen like that. I told Ross how I didn't even feel like I was prego this time around and the next morning I woke up sick and the nausea didn't leave for 7 weeks. The B6 helped a lot, but I was always nauseated. But I shouldn't complain cause it doesn't sound anything near as bad as combining it with a migraine! Not to mention not being able to take anything for it! Booo! Seeing the baby and the heartbeat does make it all worth it though :) I hope you start feeling better soon.

And to make this comment even longer (I write just as much as I talk) I usually don't gain any weight at first, but I still go up a pant size or two. So just because you feel like you are getting bigger doesn't mean you have gained weight. Don't get down on yourself for that crap anyway ;)

Danielle said...

No, I did gain weight, when they weighed me on tuesday I am only 10 pounds less than my starting weight at Weight Watchers!! :(
Lost 32 pounds for nothing! :(

Reese said...

Not true cause you don't look anywhere near the same weight that you were before!
I'm just glad they found something to give you and didn't just say "tough it out". :P

The Scotts said...

At night before bed take the B6 and a half a unisom tablet. My OB recommended it with my first and it helped amazingly with nausea. At least it did with my first two.

Kris said...

MMMM Motherhood....I think I feel your pain.....now all the stories seem real right?

Danielle said...

Thanks you guys are helpful! Jalee-he told me about the unisom too, but I haven't been to the store to get some yet. I'll have to go get some this weekend. I just hate how during the day I know I need to eat, but NOTHING sounds good! :(

April Lynn said...

Unisom is awesome ps. Especially if the baby starts to cause insomnia. It works great. Love ya. If you need anything you can always call me...

Rachel Doyle said...

Oh that totally sucks! I get migraines too when I am pregnant - but occasionally they are so bad that I have to take a barbiturate to get them under control. I hope this first trimester goes smoothly and fast! Hannah was born in August -- it was better than Brynn who was born in October -- you at least get out of two of the summer months.

Brasher family said...

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS Danielle and Rob!!! What exciting news. I am soo sorry that you're not feeling well, that really sucks. I hope it gets better really soon!

I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!

Holloways said...

First of all, that video of your mom is soooo cute! I haven't checked your blog so I didn't even know until you posted on mine!! Congrats! Congrats! I'm so excited for you guys!! I didn't get sick to my stomach, but I did get migraines and I still do...I hope it passes quickly so you can enjoy it! Talk to you soon...