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So i have narrowly missed being admitted to hospital for a PICC line again. This time its NOT my fault. I have hyperemesis gravidarum which is a pregnancy condition which has made me vomit so much that i couldnt even keep down liquids.

My mum came round yesterday because i had literally been crying uncontrollably for 2 days. I was stuck in a cycle of trying to drink water to hydrate myself but then i vomited more and then my head felt like it was going to explode so then id try again. I was really exhausted and dehydrated and malnourished because apart from everything else the baby steals every reserve you have to keep itself healthy.

So mum came round absolutely convinced i was having a mental breakdown. Made me take diazepam and then rang the doctors using favours as she works next door... GP or hospital i know which one im going to choose every time. The GP was amazing and even with my mum pushing wouldnt give me any psych drugs because she didnt know the effect in pregnancy THANK GOD. Asked me for a urine sample... Managed about 10mls which showed how sick i was. Im allowed to stay at home as long as i take the antiemetics and promise to eat and drink...NO PROBLEM... But if i cant i need to go to hospital for an urgent PICC line YAK. Not happening.

I know my mum was only trying to help but it was really difficult when she was convinced i was having a mental breakdown and is pushing for a psych referal... I am genuinely the most happy i have ever been. I am NOT having a mental breakdown because i dont want my baby... Although after my reaction to that i think she was pretty clear. The brain does strange things when it is overwhelmed and starved and dehydrated and brimming with pregnancy hormones.

Im a lot better today. I feel safe to walk around the house now and not lose my vision.


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Nov. 30th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're feeling better today, mother. That sounds scary. :(
Dec. 1st, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
i went through the same exact thing. the last couple months of my pregnancy i just had an IV in my arm and got it switched out every week or just depending on how long it held up for. they had tried a feeding tube because i guess sometimes that helps regulate the stomach or something so that you dont keep throwing up but i freaked out and had to have it taken out after a day. i kept almost throwing the damn tube up. my entire pregnancy was like this and i was so fucking miserable. literally as soon as you have your baby...you no longer feel like that. it is the weirdest thing ever. i really hope you are doing okay though. it is a tough and fucked up situation to go through.
Dec. 10th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the baby!
Jan. 6th, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
Hope you and the baby are keeping well Sal xx
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