Friday, April 2, 2010

Ugh!! I am still sick

Hi all,

I have been so sick this week.  I have already missed 6 days of work and will probably miss more next week.  I can't believe it.  The doctors have been trying everything and finally had to put me on some heavy medication and finally it feels like it might be working. I am worried about the baby but the doctors say because I am at 36 weeks not to worry.  Their main goal is to get me better now.  The hubs had to take me to the ER Tuesday night because I was having lots of problems breathing.  They did lots of tests and had to give me a breathing treatment which helped temporarily.   I guess I just have a really bad cold but all the doctors just keep telling me because of the pregancy and the increased progesterone levels and increased blood flow all the symptoms get amplified and this is why I am so sick and nothing has been working.  They are keeping a close eye on me and the baby and so far the baby is doing fine. I don't think I have ever been this sick before. Can't breath, bad cough and sore throat and completely lost my voice. I can deal with the bad cough and sore throat but the not being able to breath was really scaring me.  When I would try to lay down even with extra pillows under my head I would wake up 15 minutes later and it felt like my throat closed up.  I just ended up sitting up watching tv or would do little things around the house all night because I was too afraid to sleep. So I went about 5 days without sleeping. The doctor said I have to sleep so he gave me some strong cough syrup with codeine which has helped.  I have also been on an antibiotic and a steroid nasal spray as well.  All of which seem to be starting to show some slow progress for recovery.  I am not recovering fast enough though so I know I will be missing more work next week but I have to take care of  myself and the baby right now.  It won't be long now. I just keeping having a talk with our little guy to hang out in there until mommy gets a bit better.  It would be difficult to deliver now with how sick I am.  If I went into labor now I think they would have to do a c-section.
Well that is what I have been up to this week. Hope you all have had a much better week than I have.  Have a great weekend.  We will be staying home but I can't wait to read about the fun things you all have planned.

Happy Easter,

Linda

1 comment:

Preppy Sue said...

Take care of yourself and feel better!