Karen (estherchaya) wrote,
Karen
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Long Time No Post

I've been busy - and quite ill - so there hasn't really been time to post anything. Fortunately, the illness is for a good cause. I'm pregnant, due in the Spring. But I have severe hyperemesis, so I'm losing weight and dehydrated without IV Fluids. I haven't kept anything (food or fluid) down since mid-September. I had a week or two there where I could sometimes keep a Super Pretzel down.... but that time is past. With the triplets this lasted until two weeks before I delivered, but wasn't nearly as severe (I could keep water down most of the time with the triplets).

I have a PICC line, a Zofran pump, and home IV Fluids. If this goes on much longer, I may also have TPN (which I am not looking forward to - it just complicates matters). It's... good times.

When we told Julian, his eyes lit up and he said, "Is it a brother or a sister? Pleasesaybrother!" (for the record, we don't know, and I have no intention of finding out).

I'm seeing a regular OB concurrently with my Perinatologist for this pregnancy. Much as I love my OB, so far I am... unimpressed. They were handling the hyperemesis really well, until all the textbook things weren't working, and they... aren't so interested in thinking outside the box (there are other treatments I could try, but they are less common, so my OB just sort of made a face when I brought it up).

Anyway, that's most of the news here in Chez Cohen.
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