After Konnor was born, we were so lucky that Eric was able to stay home for 2wks. We were also very blessed that my mom was here for the 3rd week and then Eric's mom here for the 4th week.
While Yvette was here, I came down with what we thought was a tummy bug. However, after 8 days of not feeling so hot, we discovered we weren't dealing with a virus. I had C. Diff.
I started Flagyl that night and my mom or Eric stayed home the next two days so I could rest as much as possible. I just kept getting sicker, so Eric took the two older kids to his parents for the weekend so I could continue to rest. They had a great time playing with the two older MN K-Cousins who were visiting. My mom stayed with me to help with Konnor.
When Eric and the kids got home on Sunday evening, I had gotten to the point where I felt like I was fighting a losing battle in regards to hydration. My mom stayed here with the kids and Eric took me to the ER. After 3 bags of fluid and no improvement, I was admitted.
Over the next 2 days, I got 4 more bags of fluid plus potassium and magnesium. I missed the kids like crazy, especially Konnor. I was able to pump and send milk home, but he did have to have a couple formula bottles. Neither of the other kids ever had formula and I hated the thought. The good news is that we gave him milk based Similac Sensitive and he didn't react at all!
We are so thankful my mom lives close and was able to be here to help Eric with the kids and also quite grateful Eric has such an understanding workplace that allows him to take off work when family situations arise.
I received flowers from a dear friend and was happy to have my phone with me so I didn't get too lonely. Konnor had just started smiling a lot and I cried when my mom sent me this picture.
I'm so happy to be back home and on the mend AND very thankful Yvette is here to help out the rest of the week.
Next blog we'll be back to your regular scheduled programming....ELMO LIVE!, cute new pics of Konnor, and hopefully some bargain shopping because our stock pile is dwindling!