Symptoms- This week I came down with a really nasty stomach bug. It was pretty rough over the weekend, and when I wasn't feeling better by Monday I gave my doctor a call. To my surprise, she informed me that any stomach bug lasting more than 48 hours warrants a trip to Labor and Delivery to be evaluated! They wanted to make sure I wasn't dehydrated. Luckily, I wasn't, and after giving me some meds I was on my way home.
However, the bug didn't really ever go away. It definitely became less uncomfortable, but even with sticking to the BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) diet I still wasn't normal. On Saturday morning I woke up with less than comfortable symptoms, and headed back to the hospital. This time, they drew some labs to make sure I didn't have an infection (which came back normal), did an ultrasound of our little guy (who looked perfect), and an exam on me. The ruling came back that whatever bug I had wasn't harming the baby in any way and was just a nuisance to me, and the reason why it was lasting so long was thanks to my pregnancy hormones. Luckily, it seems to have passed (knock on wood), and I'm feeling much better!