February 6, 2010

Struggling...but surviving.

The last three weeks have been really rough for Mommy McCoy. It began early this pregnancy, at 5 weeks 5 days. Almost every day I spend a few hours with my head over the toilet. Oh the joy of baby making!

Besides my baby making skills, we have had a little scare with Noah. He contracted RSV, a virus that attacks the bronchioles and other parts of the airway. It is contracted usually by being around someone with a cold...as it causes a head cold in adults. Noah came down with Bronchiolitis and had to have breathing treatments to open his airways. Honestly, there was one bad day when he had problems breathing and we had to rush him to the Doctor. But with the breathing treatments he was acting normal by the very nest day. So the hardest part wasn't actually his sickness, it was giving him the treatments. The first two he fought with all his strength, he screamed, cried, shook, squirmed...etc. But by the third treatment, he gave up. It was almost worse seeing him lay there limp. He just didn't want to fight anymore. Each treatment got better and now he even holds the mask himself.

Today is the third day of fighting a migraine. I have refused to take Vicodin or Maxalt, though I am almost giving in. It is so hard to juggle my sanity, the risks to the baby, caring for Noah and taking REALLY good care of my loving husband. I don't see how I can put any of those things before the other. So it is a daily struggle to find ways to make everyone happy, spare my feelings for theirs, to take even one of my pre-natal vitamins, and fight for just a few hours of freedom from nausia and vamiting. Eveyone has given me suggestions, but nothing has really worked. Reglan gives me headaches, Zofran works "sometimes" and all the side effects (thankfully for me and none to the baby) are almost as hard to deal with as the symptoms. 

I guess my point in writing this is so that eveyone knows why I havn't been posting recently, to vent a little, and to ask for your prayers. I know GOD is GOOD. I know God is GOOD...ALL the time. Sometimes it is hard to see him in all this. But I know GOD hears and answers prayer so please pray the sickness goes away soon and doesn't last the entire pregnancy! PLEASE!

On a positive note, the GOOD days bring such joy and I try to have fun as often as I feel capeable. My friends Lisa and Courtney took our kids to Disneyland last Wednesday. It was such a great day with no crowds and lots of fun to be had. We'd never gone to the petting zoo before and the kids really liked it!


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  1. Lindsay -
    I hope hope HOPE you AND Noah feel better soon!! Please let me know if I can help you out in anyway! I'll ask the relatives in Europe if they know of any "old world" remedies for morning sickness...hang in there...it'll be over soon and then you'll have a beautiful baby in your arms! :-)

  2. I wish there was something I could say that would make it all feel better. Hmmmm, well with the last (difficult and comparable) pregnancy you seemed to get THEE 'golden child' (that Im hoping mine compares to, though Im a little worried;) So hopefully you will get another easy, seemingly perfect (at least to Auntie B:) child out of this one too. I love you Linds, and Er and Nono too. Your boys are so lucky to have someone in their life who goes thru what you do to give the family another McCoy- and Nono a sibling!!

  3. Praying for you!! So excited for #2 :)
    Those breathing treatments are horrible at first.

  4. Oh I hope you both feel better soon!! I am sending healing thoughts your way!!

    Kelly Welles