This weekend was my bridal shower that my family was throwing for Ben and I. We decided to spend the weekend in my parent's hometown, since Ben's mom was coming in, along with a few of my friends. All week long I had been feeling not so hot. My stomach would start to constrict, and as the week progressed, it became difficult to keep foods down. At first I thought it was because I had fried food, but by the end of the week, I was throwing up baked fish. It finally hit the fan when I was throwing up WATER.
On Saturday, the day of my bridal shower, I feel miserable. We are supposed to meet Ben's mom that morning to pick out some of the flowers for the wedding, and I making him park the car so I can throw up. I laid down two hours prior to the shower. Once we got there, I faked it as best I could, all along feeling like I was going to hurl any moment. Ben was very animated opening our gifts, and I just politely smiled. Towards the last few gifts, I left to go to the bathroom. My cousin who is a nurse practioner followed me, and said that I needed to go to the ER right now. We walked back in, I quickly went around to each table to tell them why we were leaving.
On the way to the ER, Ben stops at a gas station to let me change clothes (I was wearing such a cute dress, hope pictures will soon follow, my mom took them). From that point I emptied lots of nasty brown liquid into a plastic sack. After gettting to the ER, I go back they take blood and urine. They determine that I have a urinary tract infection. I had to drink 32 ounces of solution for them to give me a CAT scan. I told the lady that I hadn't been able to keep liquid down, her advice was crazy, "Think happy thoughts." It took me almost an hour to get that stuff down. The CAT scan determined that I didn't have anything else wrong with me. I was happy about that. I didn't know you could be sick to your stomach as a side effect of a urinary tract infection, but now I know.
When I got to bed on Saturday, I slept for twelve hours straight. I took another two hour nap. I could not believe how much I was sleeping, but was so happy to do it! I was finally able to eat some yesterday.
Nice side notes:
Ben gave me a lovely PEARL necklace and earrings. They are for my wedding, but I wore them on Saturday. He was so sweet and right by my side the entire being time I was sick. We also got lots of nice gifts.
Today is our second to last day of state testing. I walk around the entire time with a clipboard, doing something behind it. Today, I will be writing thank you notes.