My week started off kind of rough… I thought, at first, that I ate something that didn’t agree with me, but after three days of having my stomach churn with every bit of food or liquid I consumed, I figured I just had a nasty stomach bug. A stomach bug that none of my kiddos ever seemed to get. Thank God.
Even though I couldn’t seem to kick the headache that accompanied my little bug, I did begin to feel better and get some of my energy back (as if I had any to begin with). But then I noticed that I had some pretty major swelling going on. Of course I kind of freaked out a bit, since I have not had much swelling occur with any of my pregnancies after the twins – during which I had toxemia.
I called my doctor on Thursday, due in part to the prodding I received from some of you on Facebook, and she wanted to see me immediately. Since I couldn’t make it to her office before her lunchbreak she told me to go to Labor and Delivery and get checked out for high blood pressure. At this point, I was really freaking out.
After 4 hours of being monitored at the hospital, it was determined that my blood pressure was “not too high,” although there was trace protein in my urine, and was sent home with orders to call if my headache or swelling worsened, drink plenty of fluids, take it easy and stay off my feet.
I wasn’t quite sure how the orders to “take it easy” and “stay off my feet” were going to work out… I mean, really? How does a homeschooling mom of six take it easy?
BUT — I underestimated my friends and family, to be sure! There has been someone here to help me, in some fashion, each of the past three days AND my kiddos will spend the next two at Mimi and Poppy’s house!
Though my week began on a rough note, and even ended on one, I can honestly say that I am blessed beyond words. Blessed with beautiful children who bring me flowers and make me laugh – with one dancing in my womb, amazingly generous friends and family, a husband who puts up with the cranky and emotional me, and a God who takes care of me so abundantly!