Sick Thanksgiving

I’ve spent the day hacking, sneezing, blowing my nose, steeping myself in a steamy bathroom and with steamy tea and changing my underpants….repeat, repeat, repeat.

It was so bad at bedtime last night. I was so determined not to take any more medication. I tried that old urban myth and put Vick’s on the bottoms of my feet and warm socks. Totally didn’t work.

I coughed to the point of gagging, then coughed to the point of dry heaves. And I was crying…so scared for my poor little baby. The Dr recommended Robitussin but the pharmacist said it would speed up our heart rates. I calmed down and rationalized that a fast heart rate would be easier on Sweet Pea than all this gagging and crying which was probably speeding up our heart rate anyway. I took a dose and then lied down scared, waiting and wondering what it would do to the baby. Not long before I feel into a very deep sleep, thank God. I woke up coughing and gagging again at 1:30, took another dose and slept till 7:30.

I woke still coughing but less intense and with less frequency. I knew I couldn’t hold a conversation without hacking and hacking. I emailed my aunt that I wouldn’t be able to make it. Disappointed but to tell the truth, I was almost as thankful to stay in this gray, rainy, sleety day as I would have been to enjoy the company of family.


10 comments on “Sick Thanksgiving

  1. I am so sorry that you've had such a rough Thanksgiving. 😦 I really hope that you get to feeling better quickly and that Sweet Pea understands that Mama has to be able to breathe. Thinking of you!

  2. Sorry that you're feeling so crappy and missed thanksgiving, but you probably needed to just take care of yourself. Glad the tussin did the job. Feel better soon!

  3. Just think of all the medication, alcohol and smoking our parents' generation did and we're just fine. So don't fret over some cold medicine. I've been very reasonable with everything and all in moderation. The ONLY thing I have not had (and I miss it more than anything) this pregnancy is sushi. Though I've never gotten sick from sushi, I didn't want to tempt fate and get some ugly parasite from it so screw it! Even my doctors said a couple glasses of wine a month wouldn't do a thing and I'm very reasonable with cheese and medication, etc. And you're right, how much good could hacking and coughing do to a growing fetus vs. something soothing for mama.

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