Being Sick Sucks!

Here we are, only 4 days post IUI and J is sick as a dog. 😦 She’s got the gamut of seasonal cold/flu symptoms, meaning alternating stuffy/runny nose, coughing, fever on/off, sinus pressure, sore throat, nausea, body aches, restlessness, fatigue, and so on and so forth. Unfortunately, being in the middle of the two-week-wait means she can’t take any of her regular go-to meds for a cold…so she’s stuck taking Tylenol Cold/Flu in limited quantities (she says she would give anything for a NyQuil).  That being said, its not really doing much to help ease her general feeling of crappiness, but I’m making sure she’s drinking plenty of fluids, eating soup, and rubbing her achy legs when she needs it.

One thing that is particularly scary in the midst of this 2ww is that she has asthma and usually any time she gets a severe cold like this, it turns into bronchitis and/or pneumonia. Obviously neither of these things is something that we want to happen, but we’re trying to be conscious of the maybe-baby in there and just trying to do the right thing. This morning, after a fitful night of (non)sleep, she had such a horrible cough and had trouble catching her breath. J had discussed her asthma medications with all of her doctors previously and the general consensus was “If you can’t breathe, then the baby can’t breathe. Sometimes its better to take the meds you need.” So with that in mind, she did her Albuterol breathing treatment this morning. Of course, you still can’t help but worry.

We seem to worry about every little thing each time we have tried….and her being so sick is definitely the worst of our concerns right now! J did say that by being so sick, she’s too tired to get stressed out. In a roundabout way I guess her getting sick helped with some of the fears she had for this 2ww. One thing is for sure, we can’t tell if she’s having ANY early pregnancy symptoms since a lot of them mimic not only PMS but could be from the trigger shot and/or her cold. So…at least we can’t really overanalyze any of her aches, pains, or icky feelings so we’re focusing on getting her better instead of is she/isn’t she pregnant…well mostly! 😉

It is the 4th time (total) that we’ve tried getting pregnant, but this time still feels so new and scary. We don’t know quite what to expect and we are constantly Googling questions we have and scavenging fertility message boards for others who have had our experiences (Ok, I’ll admit it, I am the one Googling, not J! :-)) My mom got pregnant with my brother when she had a really bad cold, so who knows? Maybe this will end up being a good thing.

In other news, her cramps from ovulation and the IUI subsided over the weekend and she hasn’t spotted again, but then this afternoon she had a sharp cramp in her uterus. Could it be implantation? I sure hope so 🙂 We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed that she gets better ASAP and that this 2ww flies by…

I’ll keep you posted as the wait continues…but right now, I have to go take my Advertising mid-term. Oh and thanks to J’s sister for some good pregnancy advice – I’m picking up a smoothie with a Vitamin C shot in it on my way back from my test. 😉

-B

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