Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ketones & Prizes

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!

16 comments:

BB and MTB said...

Holy cow!!!! I am so sorry that you are feeling this way - I really hope you feel better soon.

waitinginline said...

I feel so sorry for you (yeah, that makes you feel better, huh...not!). I remember being where you are. I finally got a bunch of Phenergan to go with my Zofran. It allowed me to start keeping some stuff down. I've just now gotten to where I can drink water, though. Of coures, I only got the Phenergan because my insurance wouldn't cover Matria to come do the Reglan pump (I was supposed to get a home IV, Reglan pump, and keep taking the Zofran). I really hope you're able to find some relief soon!!!

I'm with you on the fast forward. Someone wake me up at 16 weeks! :-)

annacyclopedia said...

Ick! Sounds like you're getting more than your fair share of the yucky stuff. Hope the fluids and drugs help you feel better and that this aspect of the pregnancy comes to an end very soon. And I totally share your feelings about JT!

Alison said...

Oh my gosh Denise. I have been freaking out for the past 5 minutes b/c you actually posted JT in your player! You are my new bff! :) I'm so glad it came on a day that you needed it. I really hope the medicine works now. Thinking of you girl!

PJ said...

Hope that stuff does the trick!!! You had to get an IV? Jeeezz!

Yay Alison! She's a good egg. :)

nancy said...

awww! What a nice prize!!!!

Sorry you feel so shitty. I don't know what I'd do if pregnancy treated me that way. Just sucks. I know you wouldn't trade it for the world, but still - I understand how the current situation still sucks.

Katie said...

Via NaComLeavMo...
Hope you feel better soon, sounds horrible.

Rhonda said...

I would have never tagged you for a JT fan (out or in the closet). LOL!!!

Miss Tori said...

I remember reading about a lady who took the zofran every 6 hours and that helped her. Maybe you could try that?

s.e. said...

I am glad you are at least getting help and I hope something works soon. If nothing else, your body has lots of fluid to share.

Isn't Alison wonderful?

mrsyak said...

Sucks. Have you asked about Phenergan? I've heard that's what they use to treat hyperemmisis (sp?)...I have no idea what "category" it's in as far as safety with pregnancy and medication, but I know it's STRONG.

Rachel said...

I am sorry you are feeling sick. I wish I could help.

Shinejil said...

I'm so sorry, Denise, that you've been feeling like shit. I think between pg hormones and IF trauma, nurses do start to trigger a Pavlovian weeping response.

I hope the fluids and meds help ease the ickiness and that something, anything starts looking appetizing really soon.

DC said...

I hope you're feeling better. :)

Candid Engineer said...

I'm sorry that you are not feeling well, but congratulations on your pregnancy. That is a great thing. I'm hoping that your meds will start working soon.

HeidiM said...

Sorry to hear you're still feeling icky, I hope it doesn't last much longer.

Say "welcome to the world" to Sticky and Sweet for me. =)