I know its been awhile. I am not sure if I’m going to have a good day or not. But we had a pretty eventful weekend in Phoenix and it was all thanks to zofran. We had discussed taking our 2-year-old to the Zoo for a few months now and wanted to do it before it got too hot. You all know how bad Phoenix is. Due to just horrible, horrible morning sickness or HG. My OB wrote me a prescription for Zofran which helped us to have a great weekend.
See I spend most of my days with a spit cup close by, while I’m trying to take care of the demands of an infant and two toddlers. The spit cup some days is a towel. Sometimes when I see how much that cup fills up, it nauseates me so much, that all I can do is just bury my head in my pillow til the nausea passes. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please see my previous post.
Smells are so strong this time around. For example, I can smell the ketchup from another room when my husband heated up french fries for our son. And the soap we use to wash dishes, disgusting!!! My husband’s ax shower soap has been replaced with a no smell ivory soap. Just walking into my kitchen knowing that all the food is in there is nauseating. Opening the fridge, leaves me hurling over the sink a few seconds later. I had no idea that nausea could be triggered visually. The thought, or the sight of certain/most foods nauseates me. Walking down the stairs in the morning, seconds later has me heaving in the bathroom. I really don’t understand why its sooo bad this time. I heard a song on the radio that was really popular when I got pregnant with J myster. It’s that Kid Rock song called “All Summer Long”. Hearing that in the car, triggered the nausea I felt so long ago. What are all these triggers about? It seems insane that a song can trigger this horrible feeling!
At any rate after failed attempts at nausea tea, and B6, I made a desperate call to my OB who prescribed Zofran, or our trip would have been canceled. I took it a half hour before heading out-of-town and at a time when I was sure I wouldn’t vomit for at least a half hour, and surprisingly the trip was ok. It wasn’t great, but it was manageable. My nausea wasn’t gone because I was still spitting due to the Ptyalism every couple of seconds the whole way down to Phoenix.
Here is the problem with the Ptyalism. It can cause nausea. Ptyalism is when you produce too much spit while pregnant. The problem with it, if I swallow it, I get nauseated. If I see it in the damn cup, I get nauseated. So sometimes I use a towel to spit in and it goes with me to every room. I’ve tried sucking on hard candy, or drinking more water, it doesn’t help. It just makes me produce more spit. I am praying that I don’t have this condition the entire pregnancy, or I think I will go insane. It’s hard to sit in a waiting room or go to the store with a spit cup! Can you imagine the looks on people’s faces? It’s very embarrassing.
Because I couldn’t keep food or my prenatals down for about a week and a half now, I’ve been sipping Ensure. I can’t drink too much at a time….just a sip here and there, or it comes back up. So it might take me 4 or 5 hours to get a small 8 ounce bottle of Ensure down.
Now last night I had a pretty good night. I was craving a baked potato. We went to Wendy’s and I had a salad and baked potato that tasted amazing before it came back up later that evening. But since it had been an hour and a half since I ate it, I’m sure the nutrients got in me. Not that there is much in a baked potato.
Anyway, back to our trip. The Zofran, was a miracle drug. It took away the vomiting and “most” of the nausea. I made sure I had one every six hours while we were down there. But my insurance only covers 12 pills, so I have to stretch them to make them last, which is why I’m not sure if today is going to be a good day at all. I will be taking the Zofran when I absolutely can’t take the nausea and vomiting anymore.
Wish me luck!!
I will do a separate post about J’s zoo trip later if I can….
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