May 4 2010

Late Update

Last Friday, was our 10 week mark.  I never got to post about it because of the Hyperemesis Gravidarum debacle.  Jess had a checkup with the OB on Friday, and they wanted to check for the heartbeat with the doppler.  The doc wasn’t able to find it, so they wanted Jess back on Saturday for an ultrasound.  The nursing service set up a delivery and visit for Saturday as well.  Jess headed out to the ultrasound with her mom, while I sat home and waited for our delivery.  The ultrasound showed a healthy and twitchy little Choochie!!  The CRL measurement was 3.0cm , and heartbeat was 166bpm.

While Jess was out, the delivery arrived.  I was a little mad because the Fed Ex driver, said that there was no need for a signature.  I could have been there to see the little movements.  😥  Oh well, I’m sure there will be plenty more opportunities to for me.  The delivery was 4 big boxes.

Everything came in the boxes except the micro-infusion pump.  The nurse contacted us and said she had it.  Along with the pump, she brought her own big box of stuff as well.  It was more supplies, and mountains of paperwork.  When she arrived, she immediately got into the paperwork.  As soon as she was done with that, she hooked up the micro-infusion pump, to deliver the anti-nausea med, Zofran.

The nurse said the best place to hook this up would be the stomach.  She said it would be absorbed better in the stomach than it would in the leg.  That is of course, if Jess could tolerate it.  Tolerate it she did!!

The pump delivers the meds subcutaneously for 20 hours.  Jess said she didn’t even really feel it.  The only pain in the butt, was that she had to carry the little pump around like a purse.  It even had it’s own stylish black case with a strap. 

When the nurse was finished with the micro-infusion pump, she went back to the paperwork, and finished that up.  This was the start of stab fest 2010.  Jess was so dehydrated that the nurse had a real hard time getting the IV attached.  It took 7 or 8 different tries to get the IV started.  The nurse finally had to use a pediatric IV thingy to finally get it in.

The IV was hooked up to 1000ml Lactaded Ringers Solution bags.  The prescription was for Jess to get 3000ml a day.  Along with this, Jess had to check her Ketones with pee sticks.  The first one she used truly showed how dehydrated she really was!! It was the darkest color the bottle had on it.  (Dark=Bad)

After the nurse was finished, she packed up her stuff and left Jess and I to our new home hospital suite.  The rest of night went well, and we adjusted to numerous lines, and pole attached to Jess.  I had to work on Sunday, so Jess was on her own.  She did well, and was finally starting to feel better.  She was even able to get a bunch of food down.  This brings us to Monday, and today.  There were a couple developments, but I’ll save them for another post.  I just realized this one was getting really long!!

 

 

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