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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Baby Update - Week 17

At week 17 of 40, we're nearly halfway through this pregnancy. We had a doctor appointment on Friday that went very well, although the doctor was concerned that I haven't gained any weight and I was told I need to eat more. She used the doppler to listen to the baby's heartbeat. I didn't cry during any of the sonograms, but for some reason, listening to that heartbeat made me well up with tears. Perhaps just because I had my eyes closed which made it possible for my imagination to take over.

Things changed over the weekend when I started feeling a great deal of discomfort. After several calls to the consulting nurse and a handful of tums, the consulting nurse sent us to the ER on Sunday afternoon. By this time the discomfort had graduated to excruciating pain. After 5 hours in the ER, they determined that I have gall stones. Baby is fine. Now I'm on a non-fat diet. They gave me some pain and anti-nausia medication and told me to call my doctor in the morning. I have an appointment to see my doctor today to figure out how we will treat this moving forward. It may just be a watch your diet and wait and see kind of thing as they really don't want to operate during the pregnancy.

I'm still in some pain but feeling much better now, although completely exhuasted. My big task for this week is getting caught up on all the homework I fell behind on over the past several days.
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6 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

Oh how painful...I hope it gets better for you...I am sorry!!

Kristin said...

I had Kidney stones, if they are anything alike I know exactly how you are feeling :) I'm sorry you had that scare! I would have been going nuts thinking it was the baby! Glad your little "bun" is doing okay in the oven! Get some rest!

Teri said...

Oh my, I am so sorry you are going through this right now. Take it easy this weekend. Hope you get some rest.

Michelle said...

I hope that you are feeling better and am glad that baby is doing great!

Sydney said...

Oh how awful! I'm sure you were scared but relieved the baby is okay. Take it easy as best you can! Take care!

mama said...

Getting caught up. . . .is that ever possible? (this from someone who is very, very far behind.)

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