I am approximately 6 weeks pregnant, and hyperemesis gravidarum is in full swing. I’ve been to my doctor twice so far, and she is taking me fairly seriously. My pants are sagging a bit, although I am measuring three weeks ahead. I’ve maybe lost 7-10 pounds so far. I’m not keeping much down, and I can’t swallow my own spit anymore without getting sick. My doctor asked me if I wanted to be admitted to the hospital on Friday, but I declined. I’m sick but not that sick yet.
She wants me to look into home care options through my insurance so this is what I will be doing on Monday. I’m also going to hire a house cleaner. So far, I’m taking Zofran 8 mg q 8 hrs and Phenergan 25 mg at night (it makes me extremely tired). I was also given Phenergan IM so I look like a druggie since now I own needles, lol. Thank goodness that I’m a nurse and can give myself my own shots.
I’ve already broken down and cried. Hyperemesis is so hard. Most people don’t understand, either, which makes it doubly worse. The good news is that I think the Phenergan is helping me a bit today. We’re due around Christmas. I’ll let the ultrasound date us, officially. I keep thinking that the more nausea that I have, the cuter and brighter the baby that we will get!