Monday, August 27, 2012

The Day I got Food Poisoning--While Pregnant

(I've been documenting certain highlights of my pregnancy in honor of the 5th anniversary, since I was not yet blogging at the time).

On Sunday, August 26th, 2007 my dad and stepmom, who spend most of the year in Arizona but were visiting at the time, went to church with us and then we all went out for brunch.  It was an all-you-can-eat buffet type brunch at a golf course restaurant.  The next day was Monday and I went to work.  I was feeling kind of yucky but chalked it up to morning sickness.  But, I was 11 1/2 weeks and hadn't had much morning sickness for awhile, plus this felt different.  When I got home from work I was worse and went straight to bed, but I just got worse and worse.  I would get really cold, so I'd bundle up in blankets, then I'd get super hot and throw them all off.  I took my temperature and I had a fever and Paul and I were both worried about the babies, so he made me get in a cold tub.  After awhile we decided to head to the ER.  While we were waiting to be seen, I went to the restroom where I proceeded to throw up.

At first, they said I had a bladder and a kidney infection.  I couldn't figure out how I didn't know I had a bladder infection because normally I am miserable with those.  I didn't have any symptoms at all.  But the next day they said I had food poisoning.  To this day I'm unclear as to whether I just had food poisoning or food poisoning AND a bladder infection or all 3.  They made it sound like just food poisoning but I must've had a bladder infection too since they did a urinalysis that must have indicated I did for them to tell me that in the first place.  Anyway, I stayed two nights in the hospital on pregnancy-safe antibiotics.

It was kind of scary, but fortunately the girls were unscathed.

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