Monday, May 4, 2009

NO FUN!!!

Swine flu Pictures, Images and Photos

Swine flu Pictures, Images and Photos

I haven't blogged in a couple of days because I have been ill! I was so sick yesterday...woke up at 2:30 throwing up. My first thought was that I caught what Rachel had. The only difference, that I could tell, was that Rachel's was over very quickly. After she was done throwing up, she starting eating little things and did not act sick AT ALL! She never had a fever or anything. Well, when I took my temperature yesterday it was 101.8. After laying in bed all day and just feeling lousy, I decided to go to the ER. Now, I work in the ER and I would not normally go for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea but I have a 7 week at home and I am breastfeeding. My biggest fear was that I would get dehydrated and my milk supply would diminish. So, I went. My pulse rate was 131 which clearly indicated that, yes, I was dehydrated. So, they gave me two liters of fluid and some Zofran to help with the nausea. I complained of a headache which I had all day and he wanted to retake my temperature (at first when they triaged it was 99.8) and it was 100.8. He decided with the fever that he would do a swab to just rule out the flu. Anyway, to make a long story a little longer, I HAVE THE FLU!!!!! I cannot believe it. I have no congestion, no cough, no runny nose, nothing like that. He said that since I was having the diarrhea and vomiting as well that is is likely the swine flu. I was totally dumbfounded. If you will remember correctly, I have been basically in my house for 7 weeks that Lauren has been here because I am trying to keep her from catching anything!! I have no idea how I got this. OH, and then the doctor comes back in the room and says, "Oh, by the way, you also have UTI!" WHAT??!!! I haven't even had any symptoms. CRAZY! I was just shocked...I even asked Dr. B. if he had the right chart. He laughed. So, anyway, he gave me 3 prescriptions - Phenergan for the nausea, Cipro for the UTI, and Tamiflu for the flu. He said I have to "pump and dump" and not breastfeed for a week. I AM TOTALLY BUMMED ABOUT THIS!!! Like, so much that I cried. I am so worried that after a week Lauren isn't going to want to breastfeed again. Brice just said that we have to do what we have to do. Since I don't have flu symptoms I am tempted not to take the Tamiflu but again, Brice said if I have flu and it was prescribed that I need to take it. I guess I will call the pediatrician in a little while to let them know I tested positive and see if they want to see the girls...since Rachel had her episode of throwing up and Lauren is congested and coughing a little.

UGH!

3 comments:

Jen and Jared said...

Oh bless your heart. How awful. I'll be praying for you. I really hope the breastfeeding picks back up with no problems. I hope you are feeling better, it stinks to be a sick Mommy.

Jen

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I hope that you are able to maintain your supply while Lauren is not nursing. I know it's going to be frustrating for you both.

Erika

Leslie said...

Man, I am so sorry to hear about this. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family.



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