Friday, April 16, 2010

Stomach Flu

So much for boring...
I got a stomach flu this week. Still quesy as I type...
I am 20 weeks, exactly the time I was in my last pregnancy when I got a really bad stomach flu. Claire was normal at 20 weeks, ans shortly after got a deadly infection. It is not for sure, but signs point to this stomach flu. This is what the specialists say. SO, easy to see how depressing it is to get a similar illness at the exact same time...
I have a ultrasound on Monday to check the baby's blood levels. That will give some peace of mind. But it was a hard day yesterday... I saw, once again, how futile I am in the process of making a healthy baby. I could monitor his heart rate all day - and it was a little high when I had fever or was dehydrated. But other than try to keep down fluids, what could I do for him? It stinks.
I am trying to stay upbeat and have faith that this baby is supposed to live. Most kids are fine when mom is sick. He will be fine. Still, I'm so mad!

5 comments:

Bri said...

Ugh! I am mad, too. This girl I know...we are not friends anywhere but on FB...she is 6 weeks and got this flu, and she went to the ER for IV fluids. I would say, feel free to do that if things get rough! But they probably won't. I am praying for you and for Trey.

Kathleen said...

I don't blame you one bit for being mad. I'm so sorry you came down with that. We'll keep you and Trey in our prayers!

Julie said...

I'm so sorry Kelly. You are in my thoughts daily. I can understand your anger. I have a good feeling though, I am sure you and Trey will be okay. I can't wait until little Caleb and Trey can play together. They will be so close! We can text to keep each other company in the middle of the night when we're up with them and so exhausted. :) Stay strong, as always.

Cindy said...

Oh Kelly, so sorry to hear you are sick. I agree with Bri. I have had gastro during pregnany which I think is what you guys call a stomach flu, and also went to the ER and had IV fluids. It really does help alot. Thinking of you and wishing you a super speedy recovery

Angie said...

Tons of hugs.