April 14, 2011

Down With The Sickness

Just a quick update.

Yesterday I had a doctor's appointment scheduled to get checked and see if we would get some answers. After getting blood work done it was determined I was severely dehydrated. They immediately hooked me up to an IV and after an hour of watching the drip I was then asked to do a urine test.

Not pregnant.

I was ordered to take a CT scan while I was there. They are thinking I might have a stomach infection or a bleeding stomach ulcer. I should be getting the results back sometime today.

Last night was the first night I have slept through the night. My nausea and diarrhea medicine makes me drowsy. Woke up this morning feeling refreshed but still sluggish. Mr. Sideline Chef is still taking the day off from work in order to take care of me, itty bitty, and the boys (our two fur babies).

Yesterday I was only allowed to have clear liquids. Being told I can't have food only made me want it more even though the thought of actually putting it in my mouth makes me sick. Smelling itty bitty's pizza cooking was torture and then hearing Mr. Sideline Chef ooh and ahh over his mac n' cheese with ground beef didn't help. I felt so hungry but I'm happy I stayed strong. My stomach couldn't handle that.

This morning I was allowed to introduce the saltine crackers into my diet along with the clear liquids. As long as it stays down from both ends then in two hours I will be allowed to try toast and then two hours after that I can try chicken noodle soup without the veggies. I want to make it to that point. A comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup sounds wonderful right now after the week I've had without any food.

If I can make it through today without any diarrhea then I will be able to follow the "BRATTY" diet for the following three days. B - bananas, R- rice, A- applesauce, T-toast, T-tea, and Y-yogurt. After that if all goes well and I'm keeping the foods down then I will be able to go back to a normal diet while making sure to watch my intake of fruit, veggies, and fats.

Of the 9 pounds I've lost in those 5 days I have gained back 2 pounds.

Once the test results come in I'll be sure to keep everyone posted. Thank you all for the well wishes.


Lisa said...

What a terrible ordeal. But, I'm sure you'll be back to your foodie self in no time.

Brenda said...

Rochelle, you poor thing!! Thinking of you and hoping you're back to normal SOON!

ping said...

Aww... poor you. Maybe my "breakfast on the go" recipe might help? Don't know about the milk tho ... take care and get well soon.

Lick My Spoon said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're unwell. Rest up and make sure you're pampered by the Sideline chef. I was down with a throat ulcer and couldn;t eat anyhting last week so I knwo what it's liek to eb hungrty but not be able to eat! Get well soon :)

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