First ER trip

The barfing got out of controll last night. I couldn’t keep my medicines down. It was happening every few minutes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. So we went to the E.R. We had to go to the E.R. where my doctor’s office is, which is all the way across town in the Southwest. This is because if they decided that they needed to admit me they would have to call my OB and he only works out of that hospital.

This is also where I have to go when it is time for the baby. It is going to be a long drive.

They gave me Reglan and Zofran, which are both anti-nausea drugs and two bags of fluids.

There weren’t enough beds so I had to sit on a bench in the hallway. It was cold. My teeth chattered.

At 3 a.m. when both bags had finished I did feel better, but still a little nauseous. So they made me eat some saltines and drink some water. I held them down. So finally at 4 a.m. we were allowed to go home.

I climed straight into bed and went to sleep. It had been a long night.

This morning when I woke up I had couple triscuits on their recommendation. That really helped. I tried to have a little Gatorade, but as soon as it hit my stomach there was a protest so I’ve been sticking to water. I’m really sick of Gatorade.

I was wide awake at 8 a.m.

I had checked on the pregnancy message boards and hundreds of women have been prescribed the Unisom trick I heard. It is still widely used in Canada. There are no links any problems.

So far it is the only thing that has worked for a long period of time. So instead of my regular dose of Zofran this morning I took the Unisom and the vitamin. I slept from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., but I feel totally great. On the message boards many of the women said it was the only thing that worked for them, even over the prescriptions like Phenergan and Zofran.

That seems to be the case with me. I think I’m willing to sacrifice a little grogginess for not barfing. Tomorrow at my appointment I’m going to talk to my doctor about it.

So the ER also says I am 9 weeks now even in light of my longer 44 day cycle. 9 weeks! That means I only have three more weeks to go until we’re in the safe zone. I guess I’ll know more at my finally official appointment tomorrow.

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