Bad lazy blogger is actually neither bad nor lazy.

I’ve been in the hospital since early morning Friday thanks to a fever that won’t stop spiking. It took them until this morning to figure out I have an E coli infection in my right kidney – the side I had the stone removed from – and until 30 minutes ago to decide which of the 3 different antibiotics I’ve been on will probably do the most good. But even though they’ve been trying to kill this thing since Friday I was still spiking fevers as of 4 am this morning and they won’t even consider letting me go home until I’ve been at a normal temp for 24 hours.

The good news is I know almost everyone on the OB floor really well by now and they actually believe me when I say “I think I need drugs/ice/water/another round of drugs.”

Right now, just being able to sit upright long enough to type this out is a huge improvement. I’m hoping to get out tomorrow so I can go home and have my mommy take care of me (did I mention she dropped everything to drive up today? She’s a good mommy) instead of spending the rest of my pregnancy in this bed.

Of course, during my last non-stress test (where they monitor the baby’s heartbeat) I had a whole set of “real” contractions that my nurse called “beautiful” for a 37-week pregnant woman and predicted if I kept having them I’ll have a baby sooner rather than later. So who knows.

Thanks again for everyone who’s been super supportive on Facebook & Twitter and a special thank you to my friend & neighbor Gretchen who dropped off dinner (and banana bread!) for the boys last night so they wouldn’t starve. All your thoughts and prayers mean the world to me.

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18 Responses to “Update”

  1. Shannon says:

    I hope the antibiotics work soon and you can go home and be taken care of properly. Feel better soon.

  2. Hope you get out soon and get home to your mama.

    I am just adding the rest because it used to be part of my job. The hospital *should* open an investigation because you are a return infection to rule out that it was caused by their instruments. You might want to ask, if only to keep it from happening to someone else. There could be a temperature error in their sterilizer or something.

  3. jill says:

    holy moly. u poor thing! i hope u can be home soon!

  4. Meg says:

    Bless Moms who drop everything and come help out. I’m sure she’s happy to help you and be there for you.

    Hope you can come home tomorrow and that you’re feeling better SOON.

  5. Londonmum says:

    jeez, that is really rough luck. You must be so fed up being in hospital. Hope your temperature stabilises soon so you can get home to your family.

  6. Molly says:

    Thinking of you, sweetie. I’m so sorry this has happened. And I have this feeling that baby girl might be arriving soon :)

  7. Jess says:

    I’ve been thinking of you. Sending you every good vibe in my arsenal. xx

  8. You must be so worried and anxious, I’m so glad you have family and friends who are there for you. I’ll keep you in my thoughts, and feeel better!

  9. merin says:

    Thinking of you Suzanne. So glad to hear that your mom can come to take care of you! Moms are the best. I hope you get to go home soon and get some rest before the fun begins with baby Sandy :)

  10. Natalie says:

    I’m keeping you in my happy thoughts and prayers. I know (somewhat) of what it is like to be in a hospital bed and pregnant (but not in labor) so I feel for you. I’m just glad they’ve figured out what is going on!

    Best of luck with it all and rest, rest and MORE rest!

  11. FourInchHeels says:

    I’m so sorry that you’re going through this right now! But I am also thanking all the gods I can think of that baby girl is happily hanging out… as much as I’m sad that you’re unhappy and feel icky, I’m equally grateful that she’s still doing well.

  12. Yuck! how scary! Get better soon!!

  13. MKP says:

    Hope you’re feeling better and getting ready to go home to your boys – thinking of youse guys!

  14. Oh wow, I hope you’re feeling better!

    Here’s some cheerful news! You won one of the $25 gift certificates to Paper Culture on my blog!

    Please send me an email by Friday (the 10th) to claim your prize! :)


  15. Jenn Smith says:

    Get well soon. Sending Prayers your way from your family in Ohio. BTW, just want you to know that my 16yo son Jimmy (the one holding Little Evan in the reunion pictures) loves reading your blog. He gets into my e-mail daily just to read what you have wrote, and if I have already deleted the e-mail he goes to your blog.

  16. Gretchen says:

    E coli infection – oh my! As a former employee of the hospital, you’re definitely in the most comfortable wing…. not that that’s any consolation when you’d much rather be home to rest in your own bed (and finish Christmas decorating!). Your front porch looked beautiful though :-). Hoping, hoping, hoping for a cooler temperature and a body free of infection soon. So glad to hear your mom is in town. Moms are the best. Hugs to you and Baby Sandy.

  17. Oh my goodness — I can’t believe all that you’ve been through. Hang in there, mama. Big hugs!!

  18. Swistle says:

    This was a fine time for me to get 5 days out of touch on Google Reader. I hope everything goes GREAT, no, BETTER than great.

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