Hi girls, I've missed you! We had our first appt yesterday and praise God that we got to see the baby (only one, I so thought it was twins because of how bad I've been feeling, haa!), the baby's heartbeat, and little bean is measuring right on...
But the doctor was horrible. We told him for about two weeks now I have been pretty much sidelined. I have been resting/sleeping/trying to find something I can eat to sustain myself. I think, oh I can get up and try to do something and then realize, nope nope I can't. And I've had a fever for many days now (it was really the fever part more than the sidelined part :)). He pretty much ignored it.
I didn't think to take my temp until Fri night and it registered between 99.5-99.9, though I'd been feeling pretty bad for about two weeks now. We put a cool cloth on my forehead and called it a night. The next day it stayed around the same and went up to 100.3. I talked to a great friend who recommended cool Epsom salt baths to help lower fever and took some Tylen0l throughout the day too. It was still not lowering and I was still feeling terrible so I called the after hours nurses line. She said as long as you can keep it below 100.4 you and the baby should be ok. If you can't then go to the emergency room. It's been up to 100.8 but hasn't stayed up that high.
The fever has persisted and even though it isn't a high grade fever it hasn't really gone below the 99s (which is pretty high for me). So since the doctor yesterday was horrible and had nothing for me to do or check me out any further we called our old practice back east. They are absolutely amazing and realize and appreciate every single new precious life and don't think of it as oh just another one.
The doctor who was on call was one of our main doctors during our high risk preg with BigGuy and I almost cried that I was going to be able to talk with him. He said it doesn't seem like it's just something pregnancy related. It's not the highest fever but he's slightly concerned that it's been going on for so long now. He said it I should go see the ob or family practice doctor and see if we can find out what else is going on.
So we have an appt at 2:45pm with a nurse practiti0ner, the doctor was all booked up. We are just praying the baby is protected.
My husband is amazing and is currently doing all the dishes, cleaning, cooking for everybody, diapers, feeding and taking care of the baby, working, taking care of me, dropping everything to go out and get something if I think I might able to eat it. We miss my Mom back east, she used to come over when I was on bed rest or after the baby was born and do dishes, vacuum, cook, she was awesome! And all of our amazing friends who helped us like crazy too!
I feel terrible for feeling terrible. It was not like this at all with the BigGuy. I was working 14-15 hour days on my feet, definitely feeling all day sickness but still able to function. Anyway, I'm so sorry I haven't been around reading or commenting, I haven't gotten on the computer except to look up doctors, but Hubby has been looking up most things too (I know sooo unlike me, haa!, see you know I'm not feeling well if I can't even get on the computer).
I really hope I can get back to you all soon, I can't tell you how much we appreciate your prayers, we were so happy to see a baby in there yesterday! I hope I don't lose you by not being around, I look forward to getting back to it very soon! I hope you guys are doing great and I really look forward to catching up with all of you soon! Thanks girls and thank you so much for all of your comments and well wishes I can't begin to tell you how much they lift my spirits!