After being discharged from hospital for the second time, my sweet mother decided to move in (temporarily) and nurse me back to health. Not only was I so grateful and thankful to have her by my side, Hubby and The Little Guy loved having her around too. She did me wonders. After just 3 days, she managed to add 5 more things to the list of foods I could eat and helped me regain most of my strength back. Not to mention I had not vomited once since she had been here #winning. Aren’t mums awesome! I mean my mum has never failed to be there for me when I’ve needed her most. But there’s something really special about them still being able to take care of you, even when you’re all grown up!
After the visit to the gastroenterologist I was left in a state of dismay. I felt that perhaps I should have had my new condition explained to me a little better. Also I would of really appreciated some advice on what I could do/eat at home so that I wouldn’t exacerbated my Gastritis. Instead, I read up on it myself and the foods that could help heal my inflamed stomach. After researching quite a bit, I decided to “rest” my gut and resided to a diet of home made bone broth and gluten free bread.
I did this for 3 days, until I got to a point where I was so hungry I was close to gnawing my own limbs off! Although the pains had started to subside, the baby inside me was screaming out for more sustenance. So one morning I got real adventurous and decided to try some gluten free cereal. Wrong move! No sooner had I consumed the (small) bowl, than I was throwing up all over the place again. Nooooo! Just when I thought I had jumped an incredibly difficult hurdle. I had taken my anti-nausea medication earlier, but I guessed that came up with breakfast. So to try and get a hold on my vomiting fit, I took it again. Which just made me vomit even more! The Hyperemesis was back with vengeance and it wasn’t even letting me keep sips of water down. Needless to say I spent the morning on the couch with my head buried in a spew bucket.
After being in hospital, I have not been able to bring myself to eat much. Although the medication seems to have helped with the vomiting, I’m still feeling terribly nauseous. I’ve also developed this horrible, incredibly intense, gnawing pain just under my rib cage in the middle of my stomach. It’s almost as if the baby hates me and is clawing its way up and out of my stomach. I actually feel like I could be in danger of reenacting a scene from the movie ‘Alien’. It gets really bad at night and I spend most of the time writhing around in pain, desperately praying it just goes away. Surely this can’t be another (albeit delayed) symptom of Hypermesis Gravardium? So I start to think I may have developed another problem. Which would be just my luck. Can’t a pregnant lady catch a break?!