Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Update on my infection...

So yesterday (Tuesday) I was pain free and well on my way to a full recovery. I went to work and felt great. About 11:45, I answered the phone and started taking an order. About halfway through, I had a hot flash, my legs went weak and I started gasping for air, because I couldn't breath. I got to a seat and spent the next 45 seconds hyperventilating. I really scared my coworkers but was thinking that it was just part of the pregnancy, because my OBGYN had told me that it is not uncommon for pregnant women to start hyperventilating for what appears to be no reason. I didn't think much of it until about 45 minutes later it happened again, and that time it was more difficult to get air. So I called the doctors office and they told me that they thought that I might be having an allergic reaction to the medicine they gave me, to take some benedryl and if it happened again to go to the emergency room.

So I called Mitch and told him to come and get me and stopped taking tables. I was feeling fine when Mitch said he was almost there, but while waiting for him to pull up, it happened one more time. Since I knew what was happening, I just sat down on the sidewalk since there were no chairs around. Mitch pulled up and helped me into the car, where I promptly took the benedryl he had brought. I asked if he thought we should go to the ER or wait to see if the benedryl helped and he said to wait, so we went home and I laid down for the next two hours without incident. I called the dr back and they told me that they were confident that it was a reaction to the medicine.

SOOOO, little old me, who has no allergies and never had a reaction to anything before is apparently allergic to macrabid (sp?). Unfortunately, I also appear to be crazy sick since I had to leave work 2 days in a row. On the good side, they were related incidents but on the bad side, I still feel like I look flighty. :( Whatever, I'll get over that. Just glad that this bladder infection saga is almost over!! :)


  1. I am so glad you are feeling better. I guess if you are going to have an allergy it is good that it is something obscure like that medicine rather than milk or peanuts :-)

  2. I hope that you feel better soon & that they can give you somethign else to fight the infection. I'm praying for you & Brooke!