Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Holy Kidney Infection, Batman!

If I don't quit getting sick! I'm going to scream . . . or do something else. . . like cry!  The 2nd trimester is showing me who's boss.  I think it's because I bragged about not getting morning sickness during my 1st trimester, the 2nd trimester decided to laugh at me.  I ended up with a flu-like sickness, then came pleurisy (which is a lung infection) and just when I was getting over that, I ended up getting a bad kidney infection last week. 

On Wednesday, I started feeling really bad, and by lunch I was shaking and couldn't even sit through lunch. I went home early and by Wed night I had fever, chills, shakes, sore throat (which turned out not to be related). The dr. told me to take tylenol and see if my fever would go down. By about 8pm it hadn't gone down so my hubby took me to the minor care center. They gave me two bags of fluid via IV and a bag of antibiotic. Luckily, they didn't admit me to the hospital like they originally suggested!  I'm now on an antibiotic and am feeling much better. 

A kidney infection is NOT fun!  Thursday was still pretty bad but I was feeling a little better by Friday.  Someone told me I'm like their grandma who had also recently had a pleurisy and a kidney infection.  I guess my immunity level is now that of a little old lady. 

Well I'm 24 weeks pregnant now and with that came the heart burn, but hopefully that's the worst of it.  I'm just praying I can get through the next few months with no more sicknesses!  I'll just take the regular discomfort, back pain and lack of sleep that supposedly come with the third trimester. . . please!

Just FYI - Drink more water!

Take Care!

1 comment:

  1. Whoa, baby Stef (pun-intended) -- that is some pretty scary stuff! I'm glad you're feeling better. And you were on my heart this morning... perhaps this is why. And good tip on the water too. I don't drink enough of it... or anything, for that matter.

    Love you!