Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

I'm not going crazy, I dont just have a weak stomach, I have hyperemesis gravidarum. I received the diagnosis last night after my 2nd trip to the ER for fluids in less than a week. I have to admit I wasn't too surprised as I was sent a link about it a day or two prior from a close friend. I had prayed that I didn't have this because it's pretty severe and it's not something I could "fit" into my life at the moment. I was just hoping I had a simple case of mild morning sickness. Throwing up 15-30 times a day is normal for some women, right? 

Back to the story. 

Even though I knew I had all the symptoms of HG I still couldn't prepare myself for hearing the doctor telling me I had it. Hearing the "treatment" for this disease was too much for this lady. I broke down. I came in for IV Fluids to help me get through my Thursday and now I was lying in the hospital bed refusing an overnight hospital stay and being told I would need to have a "central line" put in to keep me hydrated. I think I missed all that information on the links I was sent earlier that week. I have an appointment with my doctor this afternoon to talk about where we go from here. Hopefully they will reassure me that there is a chance HG *could* get better as I get further along. 

I will keep you updated on this journey, but I'll first ask for prayers. Not only for me, but for my family and those dealing with this same issue. This isn't just something us pregnant women deal with... this effects the entire family. So remember us all as you say your prayers. 

Until next time my friends.....