For anyone with HG who has stumbled their way here, there are many home health infusion companies (Alere and Coram to name two I am familiar with) who provide equipment for Zofran pumps. I am on a lower dose of Zofran than I was taking orally and it is working more effectively. I am not completely nausea free and I've thrown up a few times in the last week, but it is nothing compared to what it was before. I would say I am experiencing a more normal level of morning sickness, or a "fluffy" HG pregnancy. Of course, this is all thank to the pump and 2 other medications I take a day. I'm in no way cured.
In other news, we've had 2 ultrasounds of our little Noodle so far. One was done at 6 weeks and 4 days, and the other at 10 weeks and 3 days pregnant. My mom dubbed the baby "Noodle" just as she gave Adalyn the nickname of "Bean" (or teeny weenie beanie baby, depending on the day) because of the first ultrasound.
First ultrasound picture, 6w3d. See? He/She looks like a piece of macaroni.
I had a check up for HG on Thursday and they tried to find the heartbeat with the doppler, but were unsuccessful (10 weeks is sort of an iffy point to be looking for it, my uterus is just starting to peek out from behind my pelvic bone at this point). So, the doctor gave me an impromptu ultrasound just to make sure everything is OK!
Measuring on track down to the day!
If you have no idea what you are looking at, on the first picture The top is where the head is, and the bright spot is the heart beating. The heart rate at that ultrasound was 130. The bottom picture has the head on the left, with an arm next to that, and a leg at the right. It's like looking at the baby as a profile, I think. It's really hard to tell at this point. The heart rate at that ultrasound was 160! Woohoo!
I know not everyone is into ultrasound pictures, but I think it is amazing how much has changed in 4 weeks. It's nice to see the baby is doing well and that what all this illness is really for! Our next ultrasound is March 22nd, and that's our first trimester screen where they check for genetic disorders. I'm not worried about it now, but hoping everything comes back clear!