Waiting Game

After I updated last I continued to get more and more sick. I ended up having to go to the ER and have the doctor on call check my fever. He told me I had to keep it below 38.5 and if I got that high to try to control it with all my options (cold compress, tylenol, lukewarm showers, getting my hair wet) before I came back. He also told me if I could not get it down he would have to put something up my bum (HUGE MOTIVATION). So we went home and my fever continued. 😦

It only got over 38.5 once and after I found that out I got it down within 20 minutes. So I was and am a bit panicked. I don’t have a doctor yet as my first midwife appointment is not scheduled until next week. I emailed my RE and she said that a fever would not hurt my baby and that I should keep on top of the tylenol. I so did not want to be taking any meds and I wouldn’t if it was just a cold but the fever was not good.

After I went to the hospital I came home and I ended up throwing up. This is when I realised I was probably dealing with a flu and not just a cold. I threw up again 8 hours later and then never again. That morning my fever broke and while I was running at about 99 degrees I didn’t find that too unusual as ever since I found out I was pregnant I have been running a bit high.

I went to my family Dr and told her that I was 5 weeks pregnant and I had a fever and I wanted to make sure I didn’t have anything else (pneumonia) as I had a very heavy cough (and still do!). She said she has never heard of a miscarriage from the flu and while it is not an ideal environment to have a baby in, she thinks there is no concern.

I then put in an email to my midwife and she wrote back that because the babies placenta was not developed yet that I should not be concerned. Don’t these professionals know that google says it is very bad to have a fever between weeks 4-6????

All I know is that I am doing all I can and taking my vitamins and resting and I am very hopeful that all will be well. Well, I am being a bit of a spaz and M has to tell me about 3 times a day that baby is fine.

Here are the positives – my boobs got SUPER sore after the fever for a few days, and now they are sore but just not super sore, I still have minor cramps, I still keep burping and quite often I am waking up with a “Hangover” that doesn’t go away until I eat breakfast and comes back throughout the day.

I am trying to stay positive but I am still worried. I have my first appointment/ultrasound in just over a week. I am 6 weeks 4 days today. Please please please let it be healthy.

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3 Responses to Waiting Game

  1. Allison says:

    I remember being so sick early in my pregnancy with Sprout that I was convinced I was going to die (and lose the baby, obviously). We both made it through okay. Hope you’re starting to feel better and that your little peanut is doing just fine too.

  2. AndiePants says:

    I hope you get to feeling better soon and that the time flies until your ultrasound with great news!

  3. candice says:

    try to keep hydrated!! lots of water… and if its difficult to eat.. white rice is easy on the digestive system..

    Just remember that there are lots of people who get super sick from morning sickness and vomit a lot, and its ok.. You will be ok. 🙂

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