Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stone Update

Well, I am doing okay with this kidney stone! Let me just say how grateful I am for the Priesthood in my home. I know that I would not have been where I am today if it wasn't for the blessings Brady was able to give me.

Since the last post, I spent an entire day at the hospital. It all started at 7:30 am when the pain woke me up. Brady so kindly placed pain medication, the hot pad, and something to drink on my night stand before he left for work just in case I needed them. Of course I called him and told him what was going on. After about 3 hours or intense pain and throwing up uncontrollably I asked Brady to come home. He ended up taking me to the ER because I couldn't stop throwing up and I couldn't get the pain under control. After some Zofran and Morphine in the ER I was still in pain. They did an ultrasound and found that there was fluid in my kidney (meaning the stone was stuck). My actual doctor that I have been seeing through this entire pregnancy was in surgery and once he got out he came to see me. He was able to get me some GREAT pain medication and some better medication to control my nausea. I was then taken to make sure that our baby boy was alright. After hours of being hooked up to the monitors, everything seemed perfect. His heart beat was strong and not one single contraction, which would have terrified me if there was. I was able to get some sleep and then go home in a MUCH better condition than going to the hospital. Since then I have had one attack that lasted a few hours and luckily Brady was here to help me. I have been doing really well and even spent 12 hours at the hospital on Sunday for clinical!

So things are going much better and I am still on antibiotics and other meds to help pass this stone. I'm starting to think that I passed it and didn't even know it since I haven't had a bad attack for a few days!

Cooper is doing great and growing! While we were hooked up to the monitors, there was this weird constant sound for a little while and I asked the nurse what it was. She said that he had the hiccups! It was cute to hear them and comforting to know that he is growing!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Things have been going pretty smoothly for the last couple of weeks. We are both signed up for classes next winter, our house is warm, cars are running, and food is in the cupboards. However, our health seems to not be in great conditions.

Brady hurt his ankle pretty bad during his last soccer game to the point where we thought it was broken. He went to the doctor and it's just a really bad sprang. A few days later he had this rash all over his foot and around his ankle. It was pretty itchy and so once again, our wonderful doctor gave us some advice and we tried a little benadryl. That didn't work so then the all wonderful athlete's foot medication was purchased (or should I say "jock itch" mediation!-Brady felt silly buying something that said "jock itch" all over it). That didn't work and it was spreading to his other ankle and up his leg. So then he made an appointment to meet with our doctor. He ended up leaving with a sore bum from a steroid shot and some steroid/antifungal ointment. Since then, it has been working great!

I on the other hand had my glucose test on Friday-which turned out great! So no worries about gestational diabetes. Then over the weekend I haven't felt the greatest with some back discomfort and things that lead me to think I had a UTI of some sort. Then on Monday I was in some serious pain...EXACTLY like I was with my last kidney stone. So I drank lots and lots of water to try and flush whatever it was out. I was scheduled for a 12 hour night shift at EIRMC Monday night. I was there for 2 hours and about passed out and felt like my dinner was going to come up. Of course I ended up going home after that. I cried all the way home and once I got home, my dinner came up and I was in serious pain. Called my doctor, he sent in a prescription for pain meds and Brady went and picked them up for me. Thank goodness for late night pharmacy's! Brady and Reed gave me a blessing and I felt great the rest of the night. Unfortunately, I was prepared to be up until 7 am so I stayed up doing homework until about 4:30. Today I scheduled an appointment with my doctor to run some tests...and everything points to KIDNEY STONE (or possibly an infection). Now I am on some antibiotics to treat for an infection and hopefully if it's a kidney stone...hopefully I will pass it soon and not 3 weeks from now! I am also still battling a head cold. It's unfortunate that all things things happen right before the end of the semester when it gets rough and my schedule consists of late nights and early mornings. Oh well, we'll make it somehow!

So that's what's going on in our lives! Baby Cooper is active and kicks constantly! I have finally gained weight and can now say that I weigh more than my pre-pregnancy weight. Thanksgiving break is coming up and I can't wait to be able to relax a little bit before the end of the semester. We are planning on going down to Utah to see some friends and our new little nephew that will be delivered TOMORROW!

Life is exciting, fast paced, and great!