Sunday, November 23, 2008

Well I'm in the hospital :(

*BOTH LONDON AND I ARE OK* (Warning Label added due to popular demand)

So... Friday night I went to the ER because I was getting what seemed to be some sort of bladder/kidney infection and was in horrible pain. Well when I got to the ER, they thought the same thing, so they ran my urine and when that came back showing some bacteria, they decided to keep me over night to give me IV antibiotics and fluids (bc I was also some what dehydrated). Well Sat morning, MY Dr came in to exam me and to sign my walking papers, the moment he touched my stomach, I had some "kidney pain", he said..."ummmmm, is that the pain your experiencing?" I said yes, he said, "Ok well that was a big contraction, and I'm gonna need to move you over to labor and deliver NOW, because it looks like you are in preterm labor" He did a vaginal exam and said my cervix was thin but not yet dilated to 1cm. So after an hour of being monitored, and seeing my contractions become more and more regular he started me on magnesium (sp), put in another catheter, put me on a clear liquids only diet, gave me 2 shots of steroids, and put me on a bunch of other meds that I would need a medical dictionary to spell. They kept me on the mag. drip for 24 hours, then weaned me off for another 10 hours and my contractions are now under control. However, they have not disappeared. They removed the mag drip at around 2pm today (along with the catheter too) Thankfully they have also moved me back into a regular room (in the post-partum section so yay for comfy beds, no catheters, and a regular diet again :) )They want to keep me and monitor me until Tuesday to make sure this new oral medication is going to keep my contractions under control and that my cervix doesn't dialate anymore. Just as a safety precaution the hospital has had us meet up with a neonatologist and lactation specialist already. Which was GREAT!! Now I feel like we really have a plan set into motion already in case London does make a early appearance (but not too early, maybe 39w6d HAHAHA)

London has been doing great and has shown almost zero signs of distress. If anything, he has kept the nurses on their toes. Every time they put the monitor on me, he starts kicking to where you almost can't hear his heartbeat (keep in mind he also does this when I wear full panel maternity pants, LOL, he HATES any kind of pressure on Mommy's tummy).
I am doing MUCH better today, I had a slight melt down/panic attack this morning while I was still in Labor and Delivery, to which my Dr quickly gave me something to help me sleep (which really worked, by the way). Shortly after my nap (5 hours long), I got the word that things were totally under control and they were moving me out of Labor and Delivery, removing the catheter, and my personal favorite part, LETTING ME EAT AGAIN!! So of course all of that helped boost my emotional state.

So there you are, a little update on us! All 3 of us are doing well, but like I said before we will still be here until at least Tuesday. Mike has been here with me the whole time (except of course, when he is taking care of the pups) so that has been amazing. Our Thanksgiving plans have also changed a little bit, but now it envolves MY family and HIS family coming into town, so that will make it more fun for everyone. Plus, I get to have my mom's thanksgiving food, MMMmmmMMMmm!! All and all, this is NOT how I expected or wanted to spend my weekend but if it keeps little Mr. London in there cooking even a little longer, then it is time VERY well spent.


Anonymous said...

My word missy!!! That little man of yours just wants attention already and is ready to come on out to play! Tap him on the belly now and then telling him he still needs to cook a bit longer! But I am so glad you are doing well and that they say he is just fine and not in distress, very good to hear! Sounds like your doctor is on top of it all which is AWESOME! It also sounds like you will have quite the exciting Thanksgiving! What a housefull! Yay for lots of cooking, you deserve it after a liquid diet and hospital foods! Love ya and hang in there :o)

MTM said...

Glad to hear you are doing okay!

corkyshell said...

The subject scared me!

I am so glad you three are doing ok :)

Sarah said...

My heart stopped when I read the subject line... we're gonna need a warning next time that the baby is ok!!!!! Either way I am glad you are both doing well... I can not wait till it's time for his healthy delivery:)

Kristen said...

I'm glad that you and London are ok!!! Enjoy being waited on at the hospital!

CCG said...

Oh my gosh how scary!

Phew but I am glad that you two are ok...good thing you got to the hospital in time, can't believe that they misdiagnosed you like that though!

Get some rest and enjoy all the yummy food :-)

Erin said...

I am so glad you guys are ok!!! STAY IN THERE LONDON!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am very glad to hear everything is better. Take it easy and have a great holiday - you know everyone will pamper you!! :D

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