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estherchaya
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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magid From: magid Date: November 15th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
B'shaa tova! Such exciting news!

And I hope that the health issues calm down PDQ.

(And, what's TPN?)

Edited at 2009-11-15 02:12 pm (UTC)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
total parenteral nutrition.
marag From: marag Date: November 15th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oy, I'd really been hoping that the Zofran pump worked for you. It didn't make me feel great, but at least I could eat now and then. You just HAVE to one-up me, don't you ;)

Seriously, I really hope you feel better soon. And once again, if you need anything, please please please call me.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I already two-upped you with a triplet pregnancy. ;) This was supposed to be my EASY singleton pregnancy. Um.... not so much.
yeishlitikvah From: yeishlitikvah Date: November 15th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
b'sha tova
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
introducingyael From: introducingyael Date: November 15th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Again, B'Sha'ah Tovah! I hope this passes quickly and look forward to celebrating a happy, healthy baby with you!!!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! So far it's not abating; it's getting worse. But there's a cure for this regardless - it won't last past delivery day!
tigerbright From: tigerbright Date: November 15th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I hope everything goes as well as possible for you and that the baby is healthy and beautiful. That can't be fun at *all*.

I presume you're on leave from work?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am not on leave from work; I just do my best to get there and try not to die every night when I get home. ;)
From: gingy Date: November 15th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
mortuus From: mortuus Date: November 15th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Congratulations!!!

Condolences on the misery of sickness, though.

But yay for a coming wee Cohen!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks so much!
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: November 15th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my goodness, wow! (Not on the hyperemesis, but on the pregnancy, of course.) B'shaah tovah. :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much.
kalki From: kalki Date: November 15th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh hon. I so hope that it gets better!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me too! But at least I know it's not permanent. This won't last past the Spring!
From: proudestmom Date: November 15th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
bshaah tova! hope you feel better. I get severe morning sickness, but nothing like this. I feel for you!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 15th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much.
acidexia From: acidexia Date: November 15th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hello... I am really sorry about contacting you through your journal. A few years ago demonfafa banned me from weirdjews because I was immature/shock value/etc. I was rebelling against my Jewish heritage. Things were taken way too far and eventually a gang of neo-nazi's was threatening my life since I was associating in their crowd too much. I would like to get back into the community because my life is currently being threatened by these people: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=5181914&blogId=518599552

Is there anything you could do to help me out?

Thanks in advance.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 16th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm waiting for a response from the other mods - and will let you know what they think. I'm sorry about your troubles.
lynsaurus From: lynsaurus Date: November 15th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
You continue to be in my thoughts.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 18th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
thank you, and you in mine.
either_or From: either_or Date: November 15th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
congratulations! "morning" sickness sucks, though. especially of the all-day, months on end variety. i'll be thinking of you!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 18th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah, this is... notsomuch "morning" sickness. Bah.
From: have_inner_lady Date: November 15th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh goodness, congratulations! The suffering you are going through only underscores how much you love your children, all of them.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 18th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
well, admittedly, I'd still sooner have the kids without the suffering. But at least I'll have something to hold over my kids' heads later in life. (KIDDING)


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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 16th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I can change doctors, but it won't necessarily make a difference. Doctors don't really know how to deal with hyperemesis in general. I'm going to talk to my perinatologist (high risk OB) about it next time I see him and see if he's got any better ideas... or if he can at least persuade my regular OB to try the steroid protocol.

(and thanks!)
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