Monday, November 24, 2008

The flu

Well, I've learned that being sick while pregnant is far worse than being sick while not. Started vomiting Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m. and continued without sign of stopping 'til 10 a.m. when I decided to head to the hospital. So I was there from around 11 a.m. 'til 4:30 on IV and some kind of anit-vomiting drip, and then on the fetal heart monitor to make sure everything was OK. It really sucked. Of course, this all had to happen on a Sunday when my doctor wasn't around! I was so sore and unable to get comfortable, and even a small sip of water would make me throw up. By the time I went home, I was able to keep down small amounts of liquids, but was still in pain and had terrible chills. I really believe that being pregnant made my symptoms worse - I haven't felt that bad or weak in a long time...

This was all done in the labor and delivery room, which was extremely hot. I know Koreans like to keep the temperature a bit higher than normal, but this was ridiculous. So now I have another point to discuss with my doctor about my birth preferences: since I'll have a private room, I want to be able to have some control over the temperature.

Luckily I'm feeling better today. Still not 100%, but worlds better than yesterday. I'm off to rest some more.

8 comments:

wevegotseoul said...

Oh NO! You must be so tired. Do you think it was something you ate or just from being out and about? Stupid Coffee Bean... I hope that you feel better soon!

Sarah said...

Well, the day we met after my appointment, my husband had stayed home sick with a headache and flu-like symptoms, so I suspect I just got a worse version of what he had. I'm feeling much better today!

Mama Seoul said...

Hopefully this will be the end of your hospital visits until delivery!

Sarah said...

I sure hope so!!

Becky said...

Sarah! How miserable. I can't imagine. I'm glad you are feeling better. I'm afraid to go out with all the crap going around. Everyone is sick! We are visiting the States for the first time in a year and I don't want to catch anything before we go.

Sarah said...

Yes, there's definitely a lot going around now. Don't risk it if you don't have to!

Mama Seoul said...

32 days to go according to your baby tracker widget! I know we were just talking about this today, but when I saw that number, it made it seem even more impending! It is going to be great.

Sarah said...

I know! It's nuts. I'm in disbelief....