Tuesday, July 21, 2009

IV Therapy and A Blog Lift !!!!

So do you like it??? What do ya think of my cool new blog lift??? I think it is awesome. If you would like to get one for your blog, go visit my friend Jen here at JenGetsFancy, and she will fix you up!!!

On to the news of the day.....

Well let's just say that today has been rough. Since my surgery last Friday, I have felt okay, but not great. But by Sunday night, I began to throw up and have not really stopped since. I got so weak today, that I HAD to go to the doctor. I was dry-heaving right in the waiting room in front of all these strangers, I mean HOW EMBARRASSING!!!!

So they started by taking some blood, DID A PREGNANCY TEST (haha), and then decided to give me a liter of saline fluids, along with 2 doses of Zofran to stop the vomiting. Of course, in true Heather fashion, no one could get an IV started!!! Finally on the 4th stick they managed to get it. Right about that time, my sweetness arrived, and sat beside me and held my hand, while we patiently waited for the fluids and meds to do their thing. After about 40 minutes I was turning the corner. The jury is still out on what exactly was the issue. The NP thinks it was an allergic reaction to the Percocet (which I told them I could not take; but that is a whole nother story), the RE thinks it is a virus (but sweetness is not sick). So we do not know what is wrong, but I am feeling 1000% better now, and am at home resting.

And I have to be ready because tomorrow IS THE BIG DAY!!!!! We finally begin injections to lead us down the road to parenthood! I begin injecting 10 units of Lupron for the next 8 days, while finishing the last 5 BCPs. I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!!

As promised yesterday, below is the picture of my own personal pharmacy that has arrived at my house!! Even complete with my very own little sharps container (for you medical folk out there). The small white bags in the front are filled with all different size syringes, to inject all this stuff you see in the boxes.

That is about it for tonight! Thank you for all the prayers as we begin this journey, God is faithful, even when we do not understand, HIS timing is perfect.

Ending tonight with a Scripture:

"Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good."

-1 Peter 2:1-3


  1. I am glad you are feeling better sweetie. I know tomorrow starts the big adventure and you need to be in the best health you can for it. we are all praying for you guys over her at the Gimbert Compound! Love Ya Mom

  2. Glad you are feeling better!

    A special thanks for the scripture tonight it was exactly what I needed to hear today!

  3. My babe...Im looking forward to growing our family and cant wait for junior and jacob christopher to come into this world!
    much love my precious.

  4. Congrats on starting your meds tomorrow...it's SO exciting when you finally get things rolling! I still remember the exact date I started my stim shots (11/8/07)...and I'm sure you'll feel more "productive" once you get this going. I can't wait to keep up with your progress on your journey!

    On another funny note, I still have about $700 worth of unused stim meds under one of my bathroom sinks!! I only stimmed for 11 days, therefore we had lots left over!

    Good luck! :)

  5. Holey Moley! I'm glad you are on the mend. I don't care who you are, throwing up is just miserable. Sorry you had to go through all of that!

    Love ya

  6. Thanks eveyrone for the kind commments!! It sure does make it all so much easier when you have such godly, supportive friends and family!! Our God hears each prayer!!!

  7. Good Luck with your first IVF cycle and thank you for following my blog

  8. Percocet is evil stuff. Glad you're feeling better. And LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog look!

  9. Welcome to the blogging world! Everything looks beautiful; what a sweet space to record the journey you and your hubby are on!

    So sorry you are feeling sick, but you have such amazing perspective. He who has begun a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. And we will rejoice with you on the other side of it all!

    Much love to your whole family!