Jan 11, 2015
Today I'm 16 weeks and 4 days. Last Thursday (1/8), I went to see my neuro in the morning w/ a mild headache and 99 temp. Then, seen by the acupuncturist at their pain clinic when my temp rises to 99.5 in an hour. All of a sudden, I got extremely dizzy and nauseous and almost threw up at him. He turned off the light and had me lay down in his treatment room sipping ice water to calm my nerves. He said he couldn't offer me any treatment but would refer me to another clinic in the area which is more specialized in hormone issues.
I got out of his office disappointed and stopped by hospital cafe thinking maybe with some food and fluid I'd be feeling better. But I couldn't eat more than a few sips of soup, just feeling chilly, dizzy, weak, and an awful headache. So I pulled together all my strength and drive home as fast as I can before I feel any worse. I laid in bed for the entire afternoon, my fever keeps rising 100.6, 100.9, ... till 101.9. And I started to feel left-sided flank pain that comes in waves. The weird thing is I did not have any cold/flu or urinary symptoms.
My OB's advise nurse said I must get to hospital to be checked out as this could be kidney infection which would require inpatient treatment. So I went to L&D to get checked again. It wasn't kidney infection and I was told to take flexeril and discharged. The OB at hospital also told me that I have a friable cervix, so that may explain why I was spotting/bleeding that often. She also said my Hgb continued to drop and it's at 10 now. She said she'd copy all of these findings to my OB so she could follow up in my appt on 1/16.
I continued to have fever for 2 days on Friday (101.6) and Saturday (100.4), and fever is completely gone today (Sunday). I'm having a very bad cough, couldn't sleep much at night with chest/shoulder pains when I breathe and cough. Sometimes, I even feel a sharp abdominal pain where my placenta is. I tried Vicks Rub on my feet with warm socks on at 2am and finally fell asleep for a few hours, but I woke up at 7am and continue coughing...
I'm in a cafe trying to catch up some work. Just feeling sooooo washed out as if I'm walking on clouds. My weight is 119 lbs today still -3 from prepregnancy, and up about 0.5 from my last prenatal check.
It seems that my neuro and my MFM have been exchanging messages about my condition. I will see my MFM on 1/16 to figure out what exactly is the game plan. I'm tired of being so sick for so long.
On a positive note, despite the fever, I managed to make it to our outdoor photograph session on Saturday. Got the initial prints several hours later. They all look great! We're still picking our best choices for touch-ups. Then, we'll place our photo pregnancy announcement card order, hopefully before our cruise trip. And send them out at the end of the month around 19-20 weeks. That will be exciting...
Ouch... I really hope this bad cough go away before our cruise trip next week.