How long have I been pregnant? I'm only 9 weeks, but the last 4 weeks (and really more so 3 of the last 4) have lasted FOREVER. Time really goes slow when you feel shitty all the time and can't eat and drink like you are used to. And for someone who usually loves food (point finger at me), it's a little depressing to lose your appetite. Water isn't even appealing to me anymore. Although it isn't drastic, I have lost a little weight which is disturbing.
I called my OB's office today to complain (and cry, of course) that the zo.fran wasn't doing anything. I don't know why, but I can't seem to talk to a nurse anymore without crying. I just feel sorry for myself when I feel like vomiting constantly and I'm forced to tell someone about it. And I apparently turn into a pathetic, weepy mess. The nurse was convinced I was dehydrated and that would explain why the zo.fran wasn't helping. So they sent me to the hospital to get some IV fluids and IV zo.fran. I'm not sure how dehydrated I actually was as I have been keeping some fluids and food down, but I figured it wouldn't hurt. Last night was just dry heaving. Good times.
They checked my urine for ketones which according to the nurse at the hospital show up in your urine when you are dehydrated and your body burns fat to make up for the lack of fluids. Dr. Google says it is when your body burns fat for energy because you are lacking carbs, but whatever. I had no ketones, so that was good. They sent me home after a dose of zo.fran and two bags of fluid. Now that I am fully hydrated, the pills should work if I take them religiously every 8 hours. If that doesn't work, we will be looking into a zo.fran pump that delivers constant medicine subcutaneously (gee, wonder if insurance will cover that one). I guess it doesn't make sense to try something else because zo.fran is the gold standard of anti-nausea medication. This shit better work.
So after my lovely day, I came home to a wonderful surprise in the mail. It was my prize from Alison!
She not only sent me a cd with some of her favorite songs, but it came with an explanation of why she likes each song and the cd was all wrapped up with a pretty bow. I'm a sucker for a pretty bow. I love music and this was just the perfect boost to a crummy day! I especially liked the description for song 14. which was Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around." The description is exactly how I feel about this song and good ole JT, "Closet fan and this song makes me move." Nuff said. Guess I'm out of the closet now!
So now I'm listening to some tunes thoughtfully compiled by one of my fellow bloggers while I sip some juice and hope my small dinner of toaster waffles stays put. Thanks for making my day, Alison!
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