Thursday, January 26, 2012

Seriously?

Guess where we were today? Take one guess. Go ahead, I'll give you a minute...


Well if you guessed the emergency room, then you guessed correctly.
 I woke up this morning feeling awful. Elephant on my chest, coughing so hard, wheezing. Felt like I hadn't taken any medicine whatsoever. So I just knew it was probably ER time. My primary doctor was out of the office today and both he and my OB had said if I wasn't feeling better in a few days that I should go to the ER. I called the OB's office as soon as they opened and asked them their opinion on going to the ER. They said yes, if I was having that much trouble with my breathing I should head to the ER. Not in a few hours, but as in right now. So of course I start panicking because my husband had already left for work and the weather was a little too bad for me to drive my car. Our plan before the ER situation was he was going to try and get out early and come and get me and we'd go to the dr or ER. But when the OB said go now, I started panicking. Luckily my mother thought of calling my brother who was home and he came and got me.

What sucked is instead of going to a closer hospital (as I had asked) the OB's office wanted me to go up to a hospital way out of our way. Because if the doctor needed to come there for some reason if the baby was in trouble. I will tell you however that I WILL NEVER go back to that hospital's ER. There was really only one really nice person who helped us out when we got there because we looked lost. She got me a wheelchair and personally took us to the ER. But other than that, the nurses weren't all that great and the doctor was HORRIBLE. He was so rude and had no bedside manner. My husband I and were still trying to ask questions and he was like walking out the door! I couldn't believe it. It may just be hormones, but I am seriously considering writing a letter. And there was one single bathroom for like every 6-7 rooms and it was absolutely disgusting. Like something you'd see in Penn Station in NYC.

Anyways, they did a lot of stuff to me. Gave me an IV, took blood, took blood also from an artery (which REALLY sucked btw), they gave me magnesium something in my IV to help my lungs, gave me two different neb treatments, and more steroids through my IV. My heart was going pretty fast so they monitored that. They also checked the baby's hb which was about 147. So I guess they did what they could to help, but the crazy thing is, is that I left there feeling about the same as I did when I got there....

The doctor sent me home with a new dual/neb medicine for my nebulizer that I'm supposed to do every six hours. My main concern leaving the hospital was my coughing. Because I believe that's the main reason I'm having such problems breathing. If I could just somehow take something to control the cough, I really think my breathing would be better. Today was my last antibiotic and tomorrow is my last steroid pill. So I should be feeling much better by now, but I'm not.

When we got home my husband went and picked up my prescription and got me a few bags of Halls. I immediately put one in my mouth and it was like a miracle drug! My cough right away backed off!! I was so excited and we were both joking how we just spent a couple hundred dollars on hospital visits and prescriptions and a $2.00 bag of Halls seems to be helping more than any of the meds! However, my husband googled if it was okay for pregnancy and it got mixed reviews. So we called the OB. Yes, we are probably the crazy couple to my OB because over the last month we have called a million times. The OB just said it was fine but to use sparingly. So I'm trying to hold out for another one until I really need it.

I'm just so tired of my sickness drama. I just want to feel better and stop coughing and be able to breathe again! I've been kind of sad because I feel like I haven't been able to really focus on Samantha and love her and connect with her lately. With all the medicine guilt and me feeling so crappy, I feel like I'm neglecting her or something :( I love her so much already and I just pray she is okay in there.

I did get a comment from one of the nurses who was hooking up my heart monitor. She was looking at my belly and said "You're 6 1/2 months??! Your belly looks so small." Now she may have meant this as some sort of compliment but my first reaction was sadness. Because I thought how Samantha is measuring so small. Although, I actually think I have a pretty big belly to be honest. So I don't know what she really meant by that...

I just want to thank everyone for their love and prayers :) You may have noticed I changed my baby ticker to a "little peanut." Thinking positive thoughts....

Tomorrow I plan to just lay low and hopefully I'll feel like a new woman...

17 comments:

Jenn and Casey said...

Oh my! I hope you are feeling better soon <3

Sailor's Sweetheart said...

people use to tell that to my best friend when she was pregnant and she hated it! Her belly was so tiny all the way up to delivery, but she gave birth to a 6 lb baby girl. :) I'm so sorry you have been going through all of that! You seriously deserve a break.. Hopefully no more E.R. visits from here on out!!

Recipe for a baby said...

I hope you start feeling better soon.

amiracle4us said...

oh gosh!!! We have to put you in a bubble for a while girl! Feel better :)

Liz said...

My gosh you just can't seem to catch a break! Poor you! I thought for a second you were going to say you were back at L & D but the ER sounds just as bad. PLEASE feel better soon!

cgd said...

thinking of you and hoping you feel better soon, such a wild ride for you....

Jenny said...

((((hugs)))

Ashley said...

Oh sweetie. I"m so sorry you are going through all of this. Praying for relief for you soon!

ADSchill said...

Feel better honey!

Stephanie said...

You just have been faced with a rough patch, haven't you? I'm sorry things have been so crazy lately, I hope things settle down real soon.

Moe said...

Girl, you have had it ROUGH!! :( I'm so sorry this has been such a hard time for you. You're in my prayers. I hope this was the last trip to the hospital until you bring home that sweet baby girl!

Kelly said...

OK. ENOUGH!!!!! Seriously... hoping you see the light at the end of this tunnel very soon. You deserve a break!

Joys Truly said...

I wish you would get a break! Please rest and take care of you and your Peanut.

Rebecca said...

Asthma is bad enough without being pregnant I can only imagine how bad it must be for you now. I'm learning from your experience.

Too bad the hospital had to be so crappy in their treatment of you. Hopefully you are breathing easier soon.

Nicole said...

Hope you feel better soon, you poor thing! Asthma is scary. My Dad has it and it is so tough whenever he gets sick. Praying for a speedy recovery from all this so you can focus on little Samantha. Sending positive energy your way....

Mrs. H said...

I hope you feel better soon Sarah, glad the Halls brought some relief. Glad to see you making positive affirmations. Keeping you and peanut in my prayers.

Good Timing said...

Are you effing kidding me?! You and the peanut need to catch a break already!! Thinking if you and hoping you get better news than I did about your GD appt!! You need some good news my friend. xoxo