So my wife Tanya and I have the amazing news that we are pregnant again! YAY US! However it comes with a catch, HG, what’s HG you ask?
Here’s what the doctor says “Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a complication of pregnancy characterized by intractable nausea, vomiting, and dehydration and is estimated to affect 0.5–2.0% of pregnant women. Malnutrition and other serious complications, such as fluid or electrolyte imbalances, may result.”
What does it do?
It renders your partner useless!
She knows this feeling well and so do I, that feeling of helplessness, of not knowing, and of tears that you want to weep but knowing you gotta be strong for your two other children. Yep! We’ve been through this shit before!
You see Tanya has had five pregnancies and this will be our third child. Our first, Tanya had a miscarriage, then came Addison, then Finnegan, then HG got so fucking bad that we made the ultimate sacrifice to terminate our last pregnancy, a decision that we deal with internally………every single day! HG, You suck!
So why go through it again? Tanya loves kids and wants a big family, but let me assure you, this is the last! She even changed her diet to stay strong physically, but it’s the mental toughness that nobody can prepare themselves for.
It was explained to us on our most recent visit to hospital….for another bout of drips n drugs (more of that shortly), HG is all mental apparently, in that the placental nerves tells your brain that what is happening isn’t cool and the body needs to expel it…NOW! Hence the masses of spew! Your placenta needs to grow obviously for your child to survive and of course your body battles against itself, and I get to watch my wife throw her guts up on an hourly fucking basis. HG, YOU SUCK!
So this our fifth pregnancy, goes a little like this.
Jubilation – pregnant February 23, 2015
March 16, Oh fuck here we go. HG, YOU SUCK!
Wednesday March 25, Hello Shoalhaven Hospital ED! Admitted for 4 days. Zofran, Maxalon taken every day. NOTHING BLOODY WORKS! Home to sleep pretty much all day n night. When she sleeps, she doesn’t spew!
Thursday April 2, C’MON!!!!! HG you fucking suck. One week! You gave my wife ONE week before she has thoughts of ending another pregnancy?
HG, is something I will NEVER understand. I Will never forgive and you have now made me want to get the big V, before she gives birth.
TO BE CONTINUED……………….