Sorry I just quit posting updates. My phone wouldn't let me post here for a while and my computer hasn't been on till today.
I was in to the ER last Sunday night and they totally botched the whole thing sending me home still very sick and with the wrong meds.
Saw my dr last Monday morning and she gave me the right meds and 24 hours to see if it would work. I had a SEVERE kidney infection and was EXTREMELY dehydrated. I didn't even make it to the end of the day before I was running over 103 fever and admitted to the hospital.
When they tried to start my IV my veins were so small they contemplated getting a pediatric IV to get some fluids started then moving up once they were able to find a better vein after some fluids. After one blown vein they were able to get a regular IV started. My nurse was when I told her I was still nursing 2 of my kids. I told her my milk supply was very low and she said "I can't believe you're making any milk at all right now." I was on a continuous stream of fluids the entire time I was there in addition to being encouraged to drink, drink, drink all the time - I gained 6lbs in 3 days. I also had to have IV meds every 24hrs and could have up to 1000mg of Tylenol every 6hrs for pain and fever.
About 6am weds morning I spiked a fever of 99.8 and killed my hopes of going home that day (previously my fever had been spiking to 102+ overnight so that was still progress) but I was in much less pain and able to eat and drink on my own again.
About 11pm Wednesday night I hit 99.3 again so there was much debate over me going home Thursday morning. I did FINALLY get to go home that afternoon on the condition that I would continue to monitor my temp and keep my dr informed till I was 24 hours without a fever. I got to 99.4 Thursday night again so I ended up having to get another shot at the dr Friday.
Since then I haven't run fever and I'm feeling much better, but I get tired very easily and still just can't do what I used to. It's coming back slowly though and for that I am grateful. I've never been sick enough to be in the hospital before and I'd really love to never do it again.
Anyway, that's what's been happening. Hope everyone else is doing well.