April 15, 2004, approximately 8:33 am began one of the worst sick days of my life. It was the first day hyperemesis kicked in while Miss AddieLaRue was cooking away in my tummy. The day involved several projectile vomits (one on a nurse who deserved it) an IV and an assurance that I had never, ever been that sick before in my entire life.

December 10, 2010, approximately 10:22 pm began what will hereto forth be known as the worse sick day of my life. Miss Mozzita (which let me assure you her real name will be far more elegant than her nickname) is the one currently cooking away when I am suddenly and overpoweringly hit with nausea.

I won’t be eating ice cream or olives anytime soon. I can assure you of that.

I dosed myself up with Zofran, chased it with a Phenergan and sent myself to bed.

What happened next, well.

Let’s just say that by 8 am the next morning I had already vomited every hour on the hour.

Final barf count at 1 pm? 17.


I can assure you that vomiting seventeen times while twenty weeks pregnant will lead you to discover muscles you didn’t even realize you owned let alone used for things like breathing.

Or swallowing.

Or blinking.

What happened is gastroenteritis, which for most people means you feel pretty gross for about 24 hours and as long as you don’t eat or drink anything which exasperates the condition you’re golden albeit seven shades of green for the day.

However I am a pregnant lady who doesn’t do so well if I don’t eat.

Talk about damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

I wonder if Cody even remembers what his healthy wife looks like anymore.

Long story short I made it out alive and spent today feeling as though I had been run over by a bus and then beat up by a hundred very angry people. Mozzita? Bounced away the entire time, as if to say “SEE MOM? I’M FINE! BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE! ARE YOU BEGINNING TO BELIEVE ALL THOSE NURSES THAT SAID BABIES ARE LIKE PARASITES? FEEDING OFF THEIR HOST BODY EVEN IF THEIR HOST BODY IS DYYYYING?

The day ended with a fever, half of a bagel and a late night showing of “Meet me in St. Louis.” I have a very soft spot for old musicals.

My award still hasn’t arrived for surviving yesterday but I figure it has to be the weather that’s slowing everything down.

Yeah, that’s it.


  1. Oh, honey. Yuck! You poor thing, and yet you write about it so brilliantly. You’re a hero in my book and surely it’s the weather *nods*

  2. I’m so sorry. I wish these babies would be nicer to you.

  3. sherry lane says:

    Ugh, not fun. *Hopefully* this could be the nasty stomach bug going around? Well at least in St. Louis it is… My whole family was down for the count all weekend…

    Feel better soon!! I love Mozzita’s nickname – can’t wait to hear her real name!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. It amazes me that yo have the energy to right about this great event. And so wonderfully at that!! Pregnancy is not kind to you at all. But yet you know its worth it in the end. I know I had to tell myself that almost every minute of my 2 pregnancies. Keep up the good work!!

  5. I think that beats April-ish 2005, at 32 weeks when I had a gallbladder attack combined with hyperemesis.

    Oh hun!!! I would totally be holding your hair for you if I was a tiny bit closer to Indy!

    Get a little better soon, mm’kay, well at least less barfy.

  6. yikes! that’s awful Casey!

  7. This happened last week to me.

    Fetus: If you don’t eat, you’re going to throw up and feel awful.
    Gastrobug: IF YOU EAT YOU WILL PAY.

    I can’t even express what that was like. More sick than the sickest sick sick maybe comes close. UNBELIEVABLE.

  8. Hmm…I’d offer you lasagna soup like I did for Emily on her sick day, but it sounds like that won’t help much. How about I offer a helping hand and drives to the pharmacy to get more Zofran? Hell, I’ll hand deliver Zofran. I know where I can get some. It’s real good stuff, too. Or, um…never mind. How about I just drive to the pharmacy for you? We can pretend those other things I said never happened.

    Feel better!

  9. Oh yuck! I’ve had food poisoning at least 3 times and all 3 I thought I was going to die. But at least I wasn’t pregnant at any of those times. I’m so sorry! You win this one, but it’s probably not something you wanted to “win”. ๐Ÿ™

  10. I’m so so so sorry! I’m amazed that you are writing about it so soon- I’d have PTSD or something. Love you.

  11. **HUGS**

    I really hope this part of the pregnancy passes soon for you so you can start really enjoying it.

  12. You deserve a medal for that. Oy.

    Hugs and kisses. You are a rock star for willingly doing this again!

  13. Oh man, that sucks. I had a stomach bug about a month ago and I puked pretty much every hour on the hour for two days. It was awful. I would have died had I been pregnant so kudos to you for making it out alive!

  14. GAH! I suffered morning sickness for 20 weeks straight during my second pregnancy. I CANNOT imagine having stomach-flu on top of that!

    Hope you kick the bug soon, so at least the zofran can start helping again.

  15. I was 8 months preggo with my second when I got a stomach bug, I had no idea vomiting could hurt that much. I’m sorry you got sick!

  16. So. Very. Sorry.

  17. (((Hugs)))) I hope you are feeling better dear girl.

  18. Holy balls that sounds miserable. I’m glad you pulled through okay.

  19. Casey,
    I’m so sorry that you’ve been so ill.


  20. Agh, I hope you’re feeling better, and that your award arrives soon! *hugs*

  21. Ugh I feel your pain and cringe for you. Pregnant or not, these stomach bugs tend to bring my down faster than a KO hit from Mike Tyson. Other people can just go to bed, I vomit repeatedly until I’m in the ER getting an IV and Zofran. I’m glad you were able to weather the storm without the hospital this time.

  22. holy awful, batman! Ick! Glad to hear you are feeling better though. I can’t imagine being that sick while pregnant. cannot imagine.

    i know…that? does not help.

  23. I wish vomiting got easier with experience. Because you’re a pro. Unfortunately, the barfs never get easy. Because they suck like that.

    Glad it’s over. And that you didn’t give it to me. Wanna hang out? Like in a few days? Just to make sure you guys are all good and all?

    Miss you!

  24. Oh, man. I am so sorry you had to endure such awfulness. At least the baby kept you company, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Bad joke. Sorry.

  25. So sorry you’re suffering like that again. I had hoped things would be better for you the second time around.

  26. I am rather astounded that you chose mozzita rather than mozzarella…. ๐Ÿ™‚


  27. Wow, Casey. I’m so sorry. I haven’t been thru my Google Reader in forever, so had no idea how bad it was. Hope you’re feeling better!


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