The last few days have been difficult for several reasons. The good news is that Mollie and Lucy are fine. Mollie stayed home from school yesterday because she woke up looking somewhat ill and saying she didn't feel well. I didn't feel well either (lots of GI difficulties) and Matt's back was bothering him. So, I left the girls at home with him while I went to my doctor's appointment.
I couldn't stop throwing up at my appointment so my doc sent me over to the hospital (L&D) for some IV hydration and anti-nausea medication. We figured I would be there a few hours and then get discharged. But, when I finally started to feel better, the baby's heart rate decided to climb and they admitted me overnight for monitoring. I was having a lot of contractions and indications that I might be in labor, so Matt dropped the girls off at a neighbor's (thanks Michelle!!) and came down to MCG. His back was bothering him so much, and I didn't seem to be in active labor, so he ended up coming home. I got released this morning (the heartrate thing was probably due to the nausea medication) and feel much better (although, I suspect this baby will be born sooner rather than later). However, Matt's back is feeling much, much worse, he is also throwing up, and can barely stand to be out of bed. Mollie threw up this morning too, but we chalked it up to her big dose of chemo (she gets methotrexate and 6MP on Tuesday nights) because she seemed to feel fine. So, I ended up taking her in to school after I got home. I am concerned that she will get this nasty GI illness. And then tonight we noticed some redness/rash on her bottom. We'll have to keep on top of that and make sure it doesn't get worse. I may end up taking her in to clinic if it doesn't look better by tomorrow.
So, in a nutshell, we are overwhelmed. It's stressful. Obviously. We are looking forward to Grandpa Charlie's arrival. It will be a big relief to not have to worry about the kids if we have to take off for the hospital in a moment's notice.
And, oh yeah, Christmas is next week. Sometimes it feels like we just can't catch a break!