Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Whoops- I guess I'm allergic....

We had such an amazing and easy delivery with baby girl and I felt great afterwards... so great in fact that we told the docs there was no need to keep us the full 48 hours and they let us go after only 26 hours! yay us! haha  well that is until the cute aide asked me if I wanted to walk out or if I wanted her to find me a wheelchair.. I thought heck I can just walk out, I feel great... wrong!!!
by the time we got to the elevator I was feeling a little sore but didn't want to say anything- it's not that much further right?? as we got out of the elevator and exited the building I was really uncomfortable... but too much of a wimp to say anything... so I kept walking... through the parking lot.... and finally to the car! PHEW I made it! once our sweet aide walked away I looked at Kurt and he laughed- he knew I was hurting! "I don't think I can sit!" he laughed knowing that I wanted to say something but was too wimpy to- "sweetheart what were you thinking?" ya my thoughts exactly! LADIES, NEVER walk out ALWAYS have them wheel you out... trust me!! I could have sworn I tore stitches just from walking it hurt soooo bad later! well we got home and boy oh boy I could feel it all hitting me- the adrenaline from the day before was all wearing off and my body was hurting all over! Kurt being the sweet hubby he is went to smiths with the worlds most embarrassing shopping list ever.. for example... women's depends (seriously everyone should have these after giving birth- you will thank me later!) tucks, hemorrhoid ointment, milk (for Keller bug), lilac aveeno  baby lotion, and meds!
ya that is how much he loves me because he bought it all!!haha poor boy I an only imagine what the cashier was thinking..."is your wife a 90 year old woman?!?" i cannot even express to you how much I love him for doing this and more! sorry ladies but I stole the worlds greatest man off the market!
well once he got home with the meds and lovely list of supplies things were looking good! I popped in a good ol' Percocet and was feelin fine!
Kurt's mom dropped Keller off and brought us dinner! and we all started to relax! since Sailor girl was sleeping and Keller was wrestling daddy it was the perfect time to hop in the tub to try and ease the pain before nursing. (I'll spare you the details but lets just say with this weather your skin drys and cracks and it makes nursing HURT!) well I hoped in the tub and instantly knew something was wrong. I laid there shivering with hot water filling higher and higher, I felt like I couldn't move. I started shaking and couldn't breath. I yelled for Kurt as loud as I could. I was terrified. Kurt ran upstairs and turned the water off, he knew something was wrong. "you need to get out sweetheart- you need to get warm right now." but I couldn't move. Kurt lifted me out and helped me to the bed. I couldn't stop shaking. what was going on? Keller was terrified. baby girl woke up crying. what have I done? why did we convince them to send us home? my kids needed me, my husband needed me- but I couldn't do anything. I laid their crying uncontrollably literally thinking I was going to die. Kurt took my temperature 102.9. what was going on. "sweetheart we need to take you back in- I think your body is reacting to the medicine." no, I don't want to leave- I need to be here with my babies, with my husband. it will all be okay I just need to get warm. but I was terrified.. the worst case scenarios started flooding my mind- what if I died? I cried harder. Kurt held my head as he calmed Keller and sailor. I cried more. my temperature continued to climb.. 103... 104... the pain was unreal. as my shivering began to subside I laid there in pain worrying about everything! I looked at Kurt and told him my eyes felt a little puffy- it's probably from crying we both thought. Keller snuggled against me as I fell asleep. I woke up a few hours later. Kurt had tucked Keller into bed and was rocking sailor. my temperature was kinda coming down.. 103.2 (only kinda..) I started feeling better and thought I could walk to the bathroom, Kurt helped me up and asked me if I was feeling okay... I didn't think anything if it because if everything that had just happened only hours before... that is until I looked in the mirror! my eyes had swelled like golf balls! and my ear lobes were HUGE! I looked so puffy it was unreal! I thought it would surely go down... but nope at 5am I went into the bathroom again only to see what looked like the Michelin tire man staring back at me! my face was ginormous! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.. I just stared at myself! this is unreal! it must improve though.. right?? everything else... other than my giant marshmallow face began to return to its normal state my temp was finally below 102 ... which feels way better than 104... and the shivering and intense pain had stopped.
I spent a good 20 minutes the next morning talking to a pharmacist to find out that I most likely have a severe allergy to Percocet (oxycodone). so severe that my body was trying to shut down because it didn't know what else to do! lucky me!
well long story short it took a good few days (3.5 to be exact) for all of the swelling to go down and now I am back to my good ol post pregnancy self! I can totally handle the regular post pregnancy pains and discomforts on my own thank you very much! I will pass in the pain meds from here on out! haha good thing our littles are so dang cute because ay carumba they sure make your body work!

Fair warning.. I obviously wasn't in the picture taking mood since I looked like the Michilan Tire Man's fat twin sister.. but we did take one in case the Doc needed to see... ya ... this was before It got even more swollen... lucky me! 
When the swelling started... its a beauty aint it.... NOT!!! 

After the swelling started to go away.... notice my elephant sized ear lobes! What the?!?!? Apparently my organs where inflamed too.. that is what was causing my insane temperatures. I know be jealous! 

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