Tuesday, October 19, 2010

finally....an update

What a long, crazy week it's been. I don't even know where to start and this is probably going to be a bit jumbled but bear with me. Thursday we headed to St. Louis. Mike was in a co-worker's wedding that Saturday and the rehearsal and the dinner were Thursday/Friday night. It was in beautiful Washington, MO at a gorgeous winery. I had been throwing up since Wednesday night and was not keeping anything down except for sips of water. Thankfully the drive to St. Louis was uneventful. I was still feeling bad on Friday and called my doctor since I was pretty dehydrated and was having some chest pain. Was sent to the hospital in St. Louis and was there almost all day on Friday. I was given fluids, blood work, a ton of tests. I did not have a blood clot in my chest from the picc line, which was great news. Was sent back home and still not feeling any better except a little more hydrated. Saturday morning was wedding day and I was still a sick fool. Doesn't Mike look great though! Trust me....you do not want to see what I look like! It was bad...

We headed back home around 3 pm. The wedding was at 11 am and I was so sad to have missed it. Finally got home around 5:30 pm and was still wiped out and not feeling well. Sunday comes around and I'm still dehydrated, nauseous, and sick. My doctor wanted me to head back to the hospital for more fluids and some more blood work. Found out I have Hyperemesis gravidarum. And I'm one of the few that have very serious hyperemesis where it requires fluids and iv's with medicine. Nice. As of now I've lost 17 lbs....way more than 5% of my body weight. Tomorrow I am 10 weeks, so I am hoping that it is starting to get better. Was admitted to the hospital on Sunday afternoon and was finally discharged this morning. I am so sick of being sick and being in the hospital. I feel like a failure at times. I can hardly take care of myself, Evan, my husband, and my house. I know this will all pass and God is in control and we are so thankful for my mom and Mike's mom helping us and helping us take care of Evan. It's just that I want to be back to our normal. I want to not worry about what I can eat and worry about feeling sick. Hopefully soon...

In other news, Evan decided he wanted to run a 104* degree fever today. Our doctor wanted to see him so we took him in and he has puss in his throat and since he has had runny poo for the past week and a half or so, we have to send a sample of that in and make sure that's all okay. Hoping he has a good night tonight and the fever goes away with motrin/tylenol.

Also, if you could say some prayers for my brother in law, Dan and Amanda. He's having cervical spine surgery next Wednesday and definitely needs some relief. Amanda has been taking care of him and the girls who recently got over strep.

At least it's never dull around the Laughlin family!


lina said...

Wow Kasey!! You have had your plate full! I hope and Pray that you continue to get better. As far as taking care of the house, etc.. pshhht! You are pregnant, Evan looks like he is doing just fine from the pictures & Mike sounds like he is a great husband who will help out! Just try to focus on your health & that baby :)