Saturday, November 24, 2007
Another Hospital Visit
Last Friday the 16th my water broke! Yes I was only 31 weeks and freaking out. It wasn't like it was with Ethan either so I think that's why I was so freaked! So I immediately called my mom and said how do I know and she said not to chance it and call my doctor. The secretary told me if I really thought it was my water to go straight to the ER. So Roger and I got Ethan ready and headed to the hospital. I had been having contractions since my last visit but I had woken up the night before and all that day was having bad contractions so I knew something might be wrong. When I got to the hospital the nurse said she had look at the slide and had other nurses look at the slide and they couldn't give me a straight answer because they wanted the doctor to make the decision and he came in and said it's definitely fluid from around the baby so you'll be airlifted to Deaconess in Spokane in about an hour. I was so freaked out because as soon as he told me that I had a nurse come in and start an IV, a nurse give me the steroid shot for the baby's lungs, and a nurse give me a shot of medicine to help with the contraction pain which just made my heart rate sky rocket. Roger was really concerned and just kept telling me it was going to be okay and my uncle Dan came up to the hospital to help Roger give me a blessing. It was beautiful and it helped comfort me until I got on that helicopter. My heck that was so stinkin' scary. They put you up through the back end of the helicopter and it's like this little tunnel and only your head pokes out into the cockpit area next to the nurse so your body is just confined down there by itself. Yeah so anyways I prayed like the whole way to Deaconess. Thank goodness it was only 40 minutes, but all I could think about is how I never wanted my first helicopter ride to be like this. When I got to the hospital of course I was by myself for about 2 hours because it took Roger a while to get everything together at the house and talk to family about what was going on and drive up to Spokane. My nurse was really nice, but I was still in a lot of pain and everyone kept prepping me for what may happen. The bad part was that it went from extreme to extreme so I didn't know what to believe. That first night I didn't get any sleep. They had even given me ambien and I couldn't sleep. My heart rate hasn't ever fully gone down since I've been there. I've been really freaked out about this whole thing. They had someone come in and talk to my about the Neonatal ICU and that was scary. They told me everything that would happen to my baby if I had her this early. I even got my second steroid shot for the baby 12 hours earlier than I should've because I had a temperature and they thought they might have to take the baby. I mean it was just a bad experience all in all. When they did the ultrasound on Monday and said I had a lot of amniotic fluid left and the baby was already about 4 lbs. I was relieved. I can say however I wanted to just stay there in case anything else happens, because if something else does before I'm 36 weeks I'm going right back to Deaconess and I don't want any more helicopter rides!!! I got home Monday night but am on "bedrest" which my midwife said I don't have to sleep the whole time but watch movies, tv, and read. She said no cleaning, picking up Ethan, and especially no shopping. So yeah I'm stuck at home with nothing to do and I feel hopeless because I want to play with Ethan more before this baby comes, but I don't have the energy and they found out I'm allergic to the medication they gave me for my contractions so I just have to go without and hope nothing hurts too bad. But it does! And I feel like it's 100 degrees in here because I'm constantly hot and feel like I have a temperature. I guess I'm just lucky no one was willing to hire me because I don't know how I would've been able to tell a job I couldn't do it anymore. It was great working with my mom though. We've been helping each other so much in photoshop. I just can't sit at the computer that long though now but I think by Monday I will be hopefully a little better. I did get tagged by Heather so I will do that soon, but for now I can't take it anymore. REST TIME!! Thanks to everyone that was praying for us. We are really happy and lucky they didn't have to take her. We want her to be as healthy as possible! And that will take about another 2 weeks atleast so we're just trying to hold out until after that sometime!! We love you all and are so grateful we have such wonderful friends!! I hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving!!