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Ok faithful readers, sorry I have been MIA the past few days. Friday morning started off pretty shitty. I couldn't walk, stand upright, eat, drink or do just about anything. I suffered through Friday and Saturday, but on Sunday it got so bad. I called the service at my clinic to try to get some meds to help me with keeping food down and the headache. We waited all day and never got a call back. At 5 o'clock we decided to head to the ER. They got me right in and hooked up to an IV for fluids. They gave me Zofran for the nausea, a small dose of morphine for the headache (which did surprisingly little) and lots of saline to get me hyrdated. I did feel a lot better when I left, but by the time I got home I felt sick again.

This morning I felt a little better, but the headache is still raging. I went to the doc to check in on everything. My BP was down from 165/100 yesterday when I entered the ER to 135/85 today. We did get some surprising news during the ultrasound. The twins looked great. Their heartbeats were strong and they are growing quite a bit. The surprise is that they detected a third heartbeat. Unfortunately, the baby is measuring 2 weeks behind and is less than half the size of the other two. The doc is fairly certain that Baby C will not make it. It just sucks to have to see the heartbeat and then lose the baby. I was ok with losing this pumpkin because there was no baby and no heartbeat. We just can't seem to do things the easy way.


Anonymous 6:06 PM  

Oh Kristen! I'm sorry that you're so sick! :-( I'm so sorry you have to go through the heartache of seeing Baby C's heartbeat and wondering if (and when) you're going to lose the baby... I wish things were easier for you! Hang in there!

Nickie 8:07 PM  

being sick is never easy. I hope that keeping your fluids up will help the headache go away finally. I hear women swear by Zofran.

Sorry to hear that BabyC doesn't seem strong enough to hold on. You're so right that it's harder to say goodbye if you know there was a hb at one point. My DH was hit hard in May when we lost the baby after a too low hb and measuring too far behind dates. It's great to hear that the twins are doing so well though.

Marz 10:57 AM  

Arg! Sorry you're feeling sick. There is nothing worse then being pregnant & sick at the same time. Not much you can take to help you out.

So sorry to see that BabyC won't make it. Maybe he/she will surprise you after all?

Rachel Inbar 1:31 PM  

I hope you can focus on the positive. Having two healthy babies is an incredible gift.

Take it easy and feel well.

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria 7:52 AM  

I think there are very few women out there who had that "ideal" pregnancy. For all of us something doesn't quite go as planned, and it's okay to talk about, complain about, and be frustrated with. Many of us can sympathize, a few (like Mandy) can empathize. We all wish things were easier for you. (((hugs)))



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