27 May

Thank you all for your comforting messages about the baby’s hb. I hope it’s true, and that that heartbeat will be much faster next time, and finally put me at ease. The other day I found out that I tested positive for a UTI, and while for some people it wouldn’t be that big if a deal, for me I was so sad because this simply means that I’m at higher risk for getting it again, an I don’t know if this is something that can easily be taken care of in kuwait with antibiotics that will not harm the baby. Anyways, my nurse had sent me the prescription and I went to go fill it. I got home, and read on the bottle “do not take if you become pregnant”. I thought hmm…that’s odd. My doctor knows I’m pregnant and wouldn’t prescribe something that would be harmful to the baby, maybe this is just a “talk to your doctor” type of warning. I went to Dr. Google and checked. Some people wrote that their doctor prescribed it for them and said that it was okay. I thought, that’s probably what happened too, and then I read a comment that stuck with me “you should double check, because doctors are humans too, and they can make mistakes”. Could it be? I calls cvs and asked the pharmacist, when 1 minute before I was about to just take the pill I solve myself of this anxiety of what is happening, but I knew that if I was wrong, I would never forgive myself. The pharmacist said, no you shouldn’t take it, call your doctor. I called my nurse once they opened again and told her whats happening, she said that she would double check with my doctor and get back to me. Apparently, for some reason my doctor wrote me the wrong prescription for uti. It was an antibiotic, but like the pharmacist said, should not be used while pregnant. And now if these mistakes happen here, what makes me think they will not happen overseas? While I am finishing up my round of antibiotics, I am getting ready to start packing to head back. I will be leaving the states on the 2nd, and my last ultrasound is on the 31st. I can’t believe I’ve been here for almost 2 1/2 months, but I am tired and missing my husband. He hasn’t experienced any of this, and I just wish now more than anything for him to be a part of this little baby’s life. I hope Friday goes well, I really don’t know what would happen to me if it didn’t. In trying to think positive. My belly is already bulging and nausea is annoying me all the time. The thing is I’m trying to eat healthy, and part of it is eating! I’m losing weight not gaining, and this troubles me. I wish I could go through the normal month to month stages that mothers go through here, but I know that when I go back, I will not have that. I will only get baby is alive or dead, and would you like to know the sex of the baby? I don’t think there are screening tests, and monthly uti tests, and blood tests and 2 week ultrasounds. Will they even sympathize with me that I had IVF and that this causes a lot more anxiety than other pregnant women? Don’t think so. K enough of this rant! Happy Memorial Day everyone!

7 Responses to “UTI”

  1. Lauren May 28, 2013 at 1:10 am #

    Oh I’m going to be with you the whole way! I know that is small comfort, but I will research questions for you and pray this baby is in your arms in 9 months! So sorry about the uti. Yuck! Do you think we are more likely to get UTIs after ivf? I’ve always been worries about that.

    Despite the nausea, I think it is a great sign that you have morning sickness! I’m a little afraid of testing positive and then having no symptoms. I almost WANT to be nauseous! Lol. At least for me, I have a bit of wiggle room to loose weight since I’ve been gaining over the past couple of months. Still I’m a little woman and shouldn’t lose much for the baby’s sake (obviously this is thinking ahead for me). Are you okay weight wise? I know there are denser protein bars, etc. you could eat if your weight loss is dangerous for baby.

    • bloggerkuwait May 29, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

      Thank you so much sweetheart, no it is a much bigger comfort than you know! I actually think that if you’ve had utis before, that you have a higher chance when you become pregnant to get it, it’s so frustrating! You know what, I felt the same exact way as you, but there comes a point where you just want to eat to feed your baby you know, to make sure that they are healthy. It’s so difficult sometimes. I’m actually normally around 114-116, and now I’ve been right around 109-111. I feel like that is low for my weight, but I will discuss with the doctor on Friday. Thinking of you so much, how are you doing now? Time is flying and sooner than ever you will be getting ready for the transfer!

  2. bookwormmommy2013 May 28, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    As far as eating, try not to worry too much about eating healthy and just eat whatever you can keep down. If that is potato chips and ice cream, so be it! Good luck Friday!

    • bloggerkuwait May 29, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

      Ahhh!! Thanks for advice, because of you I went full head into a bag of chips yesterday! 🙂

  3. theunexpectedtrip May 29, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    Doctors! Yes they are human. But ahhhhhhhh!!! We have to double check every little thing! I’m glad you caught the error. And yes, nausea is a great sign.

  4. prettycuteovaries May 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    So glad you caught the doc’s mistake! It’s important to trust your doctor, but first and foremost we have to look out for ourselves!

    So sorry about the UTI…they can be horrible! I actually have a history of chronic UTI’s since I was a small child {surgical stretching of my ureathra and all kinds of fun things to keep them at bay!} and I get them pretty often. I think maybe they don’t bother me as much as most women because I’m so used to getting them? Anyhow, I do know how they suck and I hope you get rid of yours soon!

    I can understand your anxiety about doctors overseas…I couldn’t even imagine how healthcare must be outside of the US. But you’re a smart girl and you’re doing your homework. And while you can’t just run to a doctor here in the US, you have resources in the US that you can put to good use! This pregnancy is going to be great! Just wait and see!

    And I agree with the above…nausea is GREAT {although it sucks!} and just eat what you can for now! Save the healthy stuff for when your appetite is back!

    Much love, friend!!!

    • bloggerkuwait May 31, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      Thank you Hun! I’m not annoyed by it because of what it’s causing, I’m worried by it for what it might be doing to the baby 😦 just not happy to have an infection anywhere in my body! You’re so sweet, I guess we do have to follow up everywhere and everything we do all the time! I hope it will be okay there and that we will be able to come back here to finish the pregnancy. I’m so happy an look forward to your updated that are only a week before me! 🙂 xo

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