Tuesday, March 02, 2010

March came in like a lion....

And it is definitely whipping up the water! It's really windy out! They are predicting more snow for tonight and tomorrow. I'm just trying to wrap my head around the fact that it is already March.

My kids have been loving the wintry weather. You can see that here below.
I'm more of a summer time person myself. I hope the cold doesn't last too much longer....
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So things have been interesting around here lately. We survived the snow, the Scarlet Fever, and strep. Myself included. Thank God for Antibiotics. I'm not a big fan, I do admit, but they can be a life saver. In more ways than one actually!

I ended up in the ER with strep, which in turn was a little intro for the doctor to run tests after I'd been on IV fluids and my blood pressure still didn't go down. The kids were so good for me. We spent about 10 hours in the ER while they ran test after test, and even resorted to a CAT scan to try to figure out what was going on with me that my blood pressure was so high. At first they thought it could have a been a blood clot because it's so early postpartum. My thyroid is hyperactive again, forcing my heart to beat at 143 while sitting still on a bed. That's pretty high for laying around all day apparently. They gave me beta blockers to keep me from having a heart attack. I felt sort of sluggish after that. I was amazed that after all those fluids I didn't have to empty my bladder. I must have been pretty dehydrated as well!

They sent me home with med's and instructions to see someone in family medicine to deal with my thyroid, and to see if there are some alternatives to the medications that are recommended. It's very possible I'll have to stop breastfeeding to prevent him from getting the medication I'll have to take. It's heartbreaking to think about that. I love breastfeeding. But I know I need to be healthy for my kids as well. They don't need their mama having a heart attack. The doctor told me to take it easy until I can get to an endocrinologist. It's hard to do that when I don't feel any different.

Eh. *shrug* Gives me a good reason *to try* to sit around and eat popcorn while watching useless television. Or read a book.....or ten.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

NO SNOW!
Grammy

pete said...

I wouldn't mind the snow too terribly. You should make sure that you flip the windshield wipers up away from the windshield or they'll freeze to it.
-peter

The Mavys said...

Yikes! You actually had all 3 kids with you in the ER for 10 hours?? I would have gone to jail at about hour 3.

Celeste said...

I was totally expecting them to be crazy by about hour two, but there was so much going on that they were pretty entertained. I guess seeing mom being stuck with needles is interesting. Annie kept asking me, "Mom are you going to cry now?"

The Mavys said...

Cute!