Nate decided to come home to take care of me and the second he walked into the door I said, "I think I need to go to the hospital!" That is when the vomiting started... and we cruised to Alta View. I couldn't even stand when we were trying to check in and they had to put me in a wheel chair just to get me to a room. I remember coming in and out of consciousness and having to throw up until there was nothing left. They told me I most likely had kidney stones but that they were unable to give me a CT scan because of the baby and the radiation that it would expose him to. They pumped some morphine and some fluids through me and got me an ultrasound. They said my kidney was inflamed but that they couldn't really tell from the ultrasound if their were any stones. Even with Morphine I was still completely in pain. They told me that they couldn't conclude that I had kidney stones but that was probably what it was.
The next day I was feeling good and thought I might make it to my social and behavioral science commencement ceremony at 2 pm. The doctor took forever to see me for discharge and by the time he did I was having another large pang of pain. We left at 1pm and that was the time they said to be in your seats at the Huntsman Center... so that said, I didn't make it to graduation...
That night though, my family threw me a party and I was able to wear my cap and gown and celebrate my 4 years of rough road at college. It was great to have everyone over!
It took a few days for the pain to be completely gone but then I was completely fine. It was so frustrating not knowing exactly what was wrong with me but my symptoms and the way my pain started and traveled seemed to conclude small kidney stones. I never saw them pass but my nurse said that she rarely ever sees them pass unless they were so big they were surgically removed. She also said that it is a little more common for pregnant women to get them because of the way a baby can lie on the kidneys and back them up, creating stones.