Saturday, May 2, 2009

Nothin' but Nausea

It has been three weeks of sickness at my house. And it isn't just me.
On Monday, I broke down and called the doctor. They prescribed Zofran. It makes me not throw up. I still don't feel good, but at least I will survive. I didn't realize how dehydrated I was. I started the medicine Tuesday morning. Alona wanted hot dogs for lunch so we headed to the store. I almost passed out while there. There was a reason I was in bed or on the couch for the previous 2 weeks! I bought a SmartWater at the store (because it has electrolytes) and started working on restoring my hydration. Wednesday was Ashley's field trip to the University of Oregon Natural and Cultural History Museum. I went with her class. It was a little difficult as we were standing for 2 whole hours (although I did manage to sit down on the bench a couple of times and lean on the walls a lot). But I made it through. I didn't feel so well the rest of the day. I have continued to get through each day. I still feel a little nausea, but at least I keep food down. And I tried to do the dishes yesterday and the plates were SO heavy! I am pretty weak still, and still losing weight- which is both good and bad.
Yesterday morning Ashley ate a few bites of breakfast and got sick. She will throw up if she doesn't have enough food. She didn't eat enough dinner Thursday night because she doesn't like hamburgers. Who doesn't like hamburgers? It got worse and worse that evening and into Saturday morning. We were afraid we were going to end up in the ER again. That happened once before. If she gets a stomach bug, she ends up staying sick because she hasn't eaten. She was sick for 4 days once before the doctor gave her phenergen. We have found that if she can keep even the tiniest amount of liquid down, we can turn it around. So we started giving her a teaspoon of Gatorade every 15 minutes. It is turning around and we are up to 3 teaspoons every 15 minutes. She should be back to her normal self tomorrow!


  1. great to visit with you again. bummer about ashley. If it's not one person, it's another. just when you think everyone is healthy...

    I'll think of you on my half tomorrow :) hang in there and get ready for next year!

  2. I hope that you all get feeling better soon. Morning sickness is the worst!! I had it really bad with Madison for 7 months and then I still had it for the rest of the pregnancy, but I wasn't throwing up 5-10 times a day. Man I know how you feel it sucks. But the best part is you will soon have a NEW BABY!!!!! Good Luck with the rest of your pregnancy. Can't wait to follow your progress!!

  3. We missed you at church :( hope your mother's day wasn't too nauseous. I'll call you

  4. Laura,
    Congrats on being pregnant again! That's exciting!! We should totally come visit you the next time we're in town.


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