About 3:00 Wednesday morning I woke up with a migraine and the worst lower back pain ever. I didn't know what the deal was but I just laid there for the longest time because the thought of getting up was making it worse. Finally about 45 minutes later I got up and took one of the Tylenol 3's that Dr A gave me for migraines. I laid back down for a little while and couldn't stand the back pain anymore. So at 4 am I was up and running water to take a bath. That was the only thing that seemed to help. It was when I was up and walking around that I noticed how crampy my lower belly was. I soaked in the tub for about 15 minutes and just when I was getting out Asher started yelling from across the hall that he peed the bed. Great.
So I took the sheets off and everything off his bed, wiped him down and put him in bed with Dustin. I went downstairs and put everything in the washer and laid on the couch. Asher came down a little later and told me to come upstairs. So I laid down with the boys and not 15 minutes later I was running for the bathroom because I was so nauseous. What a WONDERFUL morning! I called my boss because I knew there was no way I was going to work and Mom came and picked Asher up. I called the Dr office when they opened to talk to Dr Austman but after an hour of her not calling me back (told you I was in pain) I called again and told them just to make me an appointment and I'd come to Gibson. Of course I couldn't get in until 2:30 but thankfully Mom and Asher were with me.
At first I thought maybe I had a bad UTI. Of course in the back of my mind I had looked up preterm labor and I had several of those "symptoms" too. So she said my urine came back fine and was concerned it might be preterm labor. So she did a test in the office that would check for something that would be present if I was actually in labor and sent me to the OB at the hospital across the street. At this point I was starting to freak out. She asked me if the cramps I was feeling were contractions but I never went into labor with Asher so I wasn't real sure.
When we got up to OB the nurse was waiting in the hall - just like they were the night I had Asher. It was like deja vu. So they got me in a room and all hooked up. They gave me something in an IV and took the sample I brought in to send it to the lab. Then they sent someone in to do an ultrasound to check the length of my cervix. Brudder was hooked up to a monitor and they checked me for contractions. Dustin got there about an hour afterward and then Dad came to pick Asher up because he isn't good a sitting for a long period of time! After about 3 hours in the hospital Dr Austman came over and said that everything came back good and she wasn't real sure why I was having the pain. The nurses tried telling me maybe I slept on it wrong and I seriously wanted to hit them. I was in TERRIBLE pain - this wasn't from sleeping on my back wrong. So they gave me soemthing for the pain and we went home.
And then I laid in bed for 2 more days and moaned, and vomited, and had chills and then sweats and a fever. It was awful. Thursday morning I thought I had the flu but the vomiting only lasted half a day. I talked to Dr Austman again on Friday and she said that it could either be a raging bladder infection that somehow didn't show up on my test along with severe constipation. Fun stuff! She went ahead and sent me in a script for an antibiotic and a new medicine for my head. After about 3 doses of antiobotic I was starting to feel much better.
I also went to the chiropractor twice in those couple of days in case I was out of line. And I was but just a little bit. So I'm still not sure what was going on but I really thought I was dying. Feeling better today, just tired. Being sick sucks but being pregnant and sick is 10 times worse.
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