This week has been an interesting one, I'll spare you the complete details and just give you a run down of what happened.
-Woke up in the middle of the night with back pain- chalked it up to a pulled muscle due to the fender bender the night before, or sitting funny in the hospital bed.
-Throughout the day my back feels just like I had pulled it, no cause for concern
-Back pain is gone!
-Get a fever while at work (achy/chills), roaring lower back pain
-Call doctor, talk to nurse who says that there is a 24 hour bug going around and to take tylenol, rest, and stay hydrated.
-From 2:30 to 6:30 temperature rises from 100.1 to 101.7. Call doctor again, she says that with the back pain and fever she thinks it might be a UTI (urinary tract infection).
-Side note: Last time we were at the hospital my urine was tested for a UTI and it came back negative.
-We didn't want to jump to conclusions and run to the hospital so we waited to see if we could get my fever to come down. Which it did (101.2). We also called our mom's and asked how bad fevers were for pregnant women.
-A friend in the ward came over to help Aaron give me a blessing
-At 8:30pm my fever spikes at 103.2
-8:31pm we leave for the hospital
-Admitted to the hospital: catheter test for UTI (which was so wonderful...), IV, tests for swine flu, and monitoring of the baby (who's heart was racing because mine was.. poor thing)
-The labs eventually come back- i have a kidney infection.
-2am receive antibiotics-- have an allergic reaction
-3:30am receive new antibiotics, and pain medication, sleep!
-5:30am wake up, throw up
-7:30am get moved out of Labor and Delivery.
-monitor the baby (a lot)
-Aaron took this picture. I'm terribly swollen from the IV and antibiotics. -8:30pm my fever FINALLY breaks
-I felt funny and felt like i couldn't catch my breath
-Nurse semi freaks out contacts doctor (thinking the infection got into my lungs)
-8 different hospital staff members show up within 15 minutes
-Chest xray, more labs, EKG, oxygen nose thingy
-10pm things calm down Aaron and I get moved to a room with 2 beds so that Aaron can spend the night
-fever comes back
-2am IV busts and start to make my arm swell up. IV is switched to my other arm
-attempt to sleep-Going through cycles of fevers, getting medications, having my fevers break etc.
-More monitoring of the baby.
-Kidney Ultrasound -Getting an awesome surprise from my parents (thanks again!) -4pm My fever breaks FOR GOOD!!!
-More antibiotics, more baby monitoring
-We get to walk around the hospital
-More antibiotics, IV fluids
-Monitoring the baby
-Really, really wanting to leave (we thought we were going to be able to leave on Thursday morning, boy were we wrong)
-The doctors come in and see how things are going and say i can be released on Saturday.
-More antibiotics and IVs
-Getting excited to go home
-Pack up our stuff
-Take a 20 minute nap
-11:30am The doctor comes and RELEASES me with a prescription!!!!
I never thought that a fever would turn into 4 days at hospital. Thank you to everyone for your calls and concerns! I have felt really blessed throughout this whole experience especially with the baby doing so well through it all. I don't think i'll ever treat a back ache the same way again : ) I'm excited to get back into the swing of things and so is Aaron! That was quite the experience.