Well its now coming up for Eilidh's second birthday! It feels like just yesterday I was pregnant and no I haven't forgotten it. Two years on I feel much better. I am still on lanzaoprazole (I am sick without it), have really bad heart burn, struggle to eat big meals and have had stomach ulcers. It has been a few months since my last ulcer so I am really hopeful it has all healed :). I can't believe the problems that continue to go on even once the sickness and pregnancy has finished. Its something I was never really warned about and wish I had been because it can really get you down at times.
I am still nowhere near ready (if I ever will be) to go through that again. I would love to give Eilidh a brother or sister but at the moment I don't feel ready to spend another 9 months house bound with a 2 year old to look after. A difficult 2 year old at that. Eilidh is such a determined wee girl. I suppose she would have to have been to survive what she did!! She knows what she wants and won't stop till she gets it.
She has been on her thyroxine now for her hypothyroidism for just under two years now and manages fine with it. She was even invited to Westminster to a party to celebrate with other children who have had problems discovered by the newborn screening test. I have looked for other cases of hyperemesis and hypothyrodism (in the baby) but I haven't managed to find any other cases. I am 99% certain it is related though!!
Anyway we're about to celebrate Eilidhs 2nd birthday with a party for her on Saturday and then away to York for a week so we're all looking forward to that. Steve has been raising lots of money for the British Thyroid Foundation this year and now the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity has set up a fundraising account hopefully he can run for them next year. I would love other women who experience hyperemesis to be given better care and information than what I ever was. Hopefully its something we can see in the future....
Posted by Natalie