April 19, 2006

Strange Coincidence

Yesterday just after lunch I had an anonymous comment posted. A woman had stumbled across my blog and was commenting on the 24/7 morning sickness and her own experience. She talked about how she was sick enough that she was put on pic-line IV fluids and ran through the gamut of anti-nausea medication, trying to find relief.

So why is that strange?

Because at just about that time I was about 80% of the way through a liter of solution the nurse was pumping into me via IV. THROUGH MY NEW PICC-LINE.

Yup. My very own PICC-line. I now have my own personal IV port and a small pharmacy in our spare bedroom. I dread the bills that will be coming in the mail in the next few weeks. But I do find some solace in the fact that by the time I'm ready to go into labor I will have met my annual out of pocket maximum and will have my labor and delivery covered 100%. That will be nice.

So today we start this new adventure. I'm to receive two liters of fluid per day through the IV as well as a new anti-nausea medication. The nurse recommended that I do one liter in the morning before work and the second when we get home. Which will probably mean setting the alarm for 4am so we can start the drip and then go back to sleep. I'm not sure how long that will last in all honesty but it's the best option we have. Hard to do it any other way when I have to be to work at 8am.

This whole process is getting very exhausting. I told C today that this very well might be our only child because I don't know if I could go through all of this a second time. People always say that once your baby is born you forget about your pregnancy woes. This one, might be tough to swallow.


3 comments:

JessandMatt said...

You are definitely a strong person! Hang in there. . times will get better....

Anonymous said...

I wish I could do something to help you get through this. I know your strong and doing your best to not complain. Hopefully the IV's & the meds will turn this all around for you!

Honey the first time you feel the baby move will be so incredible it will ease some of what your going through.

Hang in there!
*Hugs*
Mom

Kristen said...

Hey Sweetie - It sure sucks, but before you know it you'll be holding your little one and starting to forget about all the pain and sickness. I am right there with you though about only having 1 child. I think 1 is starting to sound like a nice number! ;>)