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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Spent two days in the hospital :(

Hey guys, sorry I haven't been up to blogging the last couple of days. I had to go back in the hospital Wednesday after seeing the doctor. I was severely dehydrated and my blood pressure was extremely low (75/45 was the lowest reading they got at one point). The doc immediately stopped my blood pressure and heart meds (yay!) and put me in the hospital to run some tests and rehydrate me.

They had to stick me about 5 times before they could get a vein I was so tapped out and by the time I got to the hospital I could barely walk on my own. Erik had to run in and get a wheelchair for me. I have NEVER been that exhausted before. It couldn't even talk really, it was horrible.

They got me rehydrated, gave me a ton of potassium and some iron and sent me home yesterday. The bad news is...I don't think I'm out of the woods. I started adding in some mushy foods yesterday (a couple bites of egg and later for lunch a couple spoonfuls of refried beans....the dr ok'd this). The weird thing is..the food seems to make my tummy feel better, but the second I start to drink anything, I start to get nauseas. If I try to drink too fast (which is about what they have prescribed...an oz every 15 minutes) then it sends me straight to the bathroom with diarrhea and dry heaves/vomiting....not fun AT ALL. By last night, I felt like absolute crap. I had slept most of the day and was not the least bit interested in eating a damn thing. I tried to sip some water, but the more I got on my stomach, the more sick I felt.

I called my doctor's office about 9pm and talked with Dr. Delicious (he's a new doc there doing an internship and he is SUCH a cutie lol....there was a silver lining in this whole thing ;) It has been kind of frustrating because he keeps insisting that nothing i ingest can possibly void as quickly (via the diarrhea) as i say it is, but it has happened often enough that it can't possibly be coincidence. He prescribed zofran, a different antinausea med, and erik ran to get it for me. I took some when he got home and went to sleep and slept until 8 this morning.

I feel better this morning, but I'm just wondering how i'm going to feel as the day progresses and I try to drink more :( Please keep me in your prayers...I'm sure this is just a bump in the road...a forum I go to of sleevers have said that the nausea can last up to 3 months. I doubt I'll be like this forever, but I really just want to feel better :(

9 Comments:

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Hang in there. I had a different surgery but I had issue with water at first. Try liquids at different temperatures to see how they sit. For the first week, the only liquids I could drink that didn't cause pain was warm decaf tea. Later on, I found that plain ice water worked better. It will change as you progress. What is important is to keep trying and don't get discouraged. It WILL get better.:)

cmoursler said...

oh man, feel better soon.

Leah said...

Aww, thank sucks honey!! I'm sorry, but hang in there, hopefully the nausea thing will be over soon. Can you do something, maybe like a protein shake or something, because it's liquid it holds more way, but it's still heavy. I'm not too sure about that, but it's just a suggestion. Well, I hope you feel better today!!

Allan said...

Prayers are with you .. Get well...

Laryssa said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling so great. Hopefully this will pass soon and you'll be able to get into motion like you had planned.

Health said...

Good luck with your health issues. I hope you pull through.

Christine said...

Persevere! Good luck...I hope you start feeling better really soon. HUGS!

Dominique said...

So sorry to hear you've been unwell! I will be praying for you!

wannebebutterfly said...

Hi. I hope you post soon. I am worried that you are dead.