Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ugh, stomach bug-

Oh, hi Internet. I've been on/off the internet on my phone, but just now am getting back on the computer... this week has been a mess.

V went down with the stomach bug Thursday night and it's just been a cascade effect. I can't even remember what day it is today, it's been that bad. But V got over his (well, the vomiting stage), then A came down with it. Just as A was starting to feel a little better, I finally caught it. It seems to be 24 hours of stomach cramps and vomiting, followed by 24-48 of nausea and extreme fatigue.

I had awful stomach cramps all night (I want to say Monday), within 24 hours I had only eaten a piece of toast (that didn't stay down) and I think two crackers. All the water I had drank came up. Just as I was starting to become less nauseous, I started showing signs of dehydration. I called the on call OB and she said that since it was just the beginning signs of dehydration and I was starting to feel a little better that as long as I could drink a 6-8oz cup in the next hour, then I could skip the ER. Thankfully it stayed down. I've been pushing water with electrolytes, Gatorade, Popsicles, applesauce trying to replenish my stores. I managed to eat some breakfast today, and a bit of lunch, but it's slow going. The first drink/bite this morning was awful, I had to take it really slow then lay down and hope I didn't lose it. The nausea is a lot better since then! Lunch didn't make me nauseous, but I am starving. I'm taking it really slow though so I don't make myself sick from overdoing it. I'm really weak still and going from one room to the next requires a lot of effort, it leaves my heart palpitating. Heck, just typing this out is wearing my arms out.

I just got V down for his nap a bit ago, so I'm going to try and nap some more. Hopefully I'll be back to normal by this weekend.


Rebecca said...

Hoping you feel better soon. I had something similar in late February.

MrsSpock said...

I had a tummy bug this fall while pregnant and it was AWFUL. My fullest sympathy.

Jessi Wallace | said...

UGH so sorry! You guys had exactly what we had... it was so painful! I hope you're on the mend.