Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Well... we have a GIRL!!!

We had our ultrasound appointment today and found out that we will be expecting a little GIRL on January 2, 2008!! We are totally excited! Things looked great on the ultrasound too. She weighs 12 ounces and is 10 inches long!! YEAH!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Just in case you were wondering...

I am trying really hard not to make this blog all about me and my miserable pregnancy but recently I have been asked several times about my PICC line and if it is still in place etc.. So I decided to put this out there for anyone that has any questions!
I DO still have the PICC line in place and for the first couple of weeks it was doing nothing good! I would leave my fluid-infusion appointments so sick - sometimes I was even passing out. Finally I called my doctor and told them I didn't want to do it anymore. It was not working - obviously. She talked me into going in the next day anyways and letting them draw labs so they could maybe have a look at my blood, hoping to see what was going on and giving me just regular fluids (they usually were loading me up with vitamins and stuff in my bags). So the day after this appointment I got a phone call from one of the doctors at my clinic. She explained to me that there was NO WAY they were going to let me take out the PICC. She told me that my labs revealed that I was malnourished, dehydrated and lacking in several important vitamins and minerals. Not only that but I had lost 18 pounds. She told me that one of the areas they were most concerned about was my Potassium levels. She explained to me that my levels were dangerously low, and if they did not come up quickly they would have to hospitalize me because a lack of potassium can lead to cardiac failure. So she had me go in to get fluids the next day - this time it was 2 bags of Potassium! It was fantastic! I felt instantly better. I was going in every other day but now - since my levels have been able to return to normal & I can eat and drink again - I am only going in once a week! They are looking at removing my PICC line sometime in the next week or two - and I am soo soo soo soo excited! I hope this answers all of your burning questions! hehe!

UPDATE!! 8/07/07 - I got my PICC line removed today! I have gained 2 pounds and am looking healthy! yeah!!!! I can finally scratch my arm!!!