Plugging Along

Well, so much for those high hopes that I’d escape the sickness this time!  I started Zofran at 6 weeks and it’s kept me from vomiting (so far…  knocking on wood) but that’s about it.

I tried to talk to my doctor about it last week as I can barely eat, I constantly feel like one wrong move and I will throw up, I have a horrible taste in my mouth 24/7 and I am downright miserable.  He basically told me I’m not hyperemetic, I AM eating, I AM hydrated, and that a lot of my fear and frustration is likely based on past experience.  He also suggested counseling to address some of the trauma of being sick in my previous pregnancies.

I left somewhat agreeing with him, but the more I thought about it and the sicker I get, the more I realize that of COURSE I’m not hyperemetic right now – I’ve been on Zofran, Unisom and B6 since 6 weeks!  I tried to head it off at the pass, and I bet if I stopped my meds right now, we’d be looking right in the face of hyperemesis.

That said, I go back on Thursday and will return with new resolve to advocate for myself.  I am going to discuss a goal – perhaps 11 weeks – and say if I am not showing signs of improvement by then, I want more serious intervention.  If I start to get migraines or vomit, it is non-negotiable that I will get more serious intervention.  Clinically hypermetic or not right now, I am SICK.  By about noon, I am so ill I can barely function.  I was dry heaving this morning when I brushed my teeth and just praying I wouldn’t vomit because I know once I vomit, it’s going to be all downhill from there.

So that’s it.  Just plugging along, trying to work 40 hours, help with the kids – which Skip, thankfully, has taken full charge of the house as I lay in bed most days – and make it day to day.

In other, more uplifting news, I can now easily pick up the baby’s heartbeat on the doppler.  It’s pretty staticy (not the best doppler this time around), and hopefully the file format works for you, but here it is: 9w3d heartbeat

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