zondag 14 juli 2013

Hospital adventure

On Friday I started to feel bad in the morning. Isabelle was hardly moving and that is very suspicious as you may know. My belly was hard on and off but no kicks, punches or elbow rolls. Mmmmm.....
Later I started to get dizzy and faint. All signs for trouble so we decided to head to the hospital to check out what was going on.

The first assessment in the hospital was to be further assessed at the pre natal ward. I headed over there and luckily visiting hours were on so HW could join me. We waited for a doctor to come by but she didn't make it before 20.00 so HW still got kicked out. He went down to the coffee place to wait for news. We weren't sure if they would keep me there or if we could head back home together.

The doc decided to let me stay there. An awful night followed. Not because I felt bad but because of all the noise and activity around me. I was in bed 3 of 8 in the room. The room has no doors and opens directly onto the corridor. All the ding dong's of the ward bell, people being admitted, people being wheeled out to deliver, nurse activity and trolleys going by were to be heard without filter. I didn't have my earplugs because my hospital bag was still at home.

On Saturday I was monitored closely for blood pressure and baby activity. Haha, the doc and nurses all thought that Isabelle was doing fine given the fetal movement count. Yeah, I enlightened them and they understood my concerns of the night before. Actually Isabelle did a big work out Friday night at 23.00 so I felt better.

Lunch anyone?

I was hungry in the morning but all we got was a big bowl of plain white rice congee. Think of a gooey tasteless glue like mixture and you've got it. Yuck. No nutritional value whatsoever! Maybe a few lost carbs but not a single protein...... How are you supposed to give birth on that??

I called HW and he brought some dumplings. They were still warm when he got to the hospital so that was nice. At lunch time they had cooled off already but I think you can see why I still ate them.... No spot to warm up food so that's pretty mafan. I used the meat gunk as a dip for the dumplings but it was still inedible. Dinner looked the same, except the veggies were greener. Still extremely yucky, bland and simply bla. Hubby to the rescue with a take out meal.
I was ready to dig in when the neck ache that had been bothering me all day long took over and rendered me almost immobile. It was horrible! I'm no sissy but this was something else. I couldn't move, let alone eat. I was super dizzy and ready to faint yet again. The doc and nurses came by and saw that my blood pressure had shot up. Not good. I'd asked for an ice pack earlier but it proved useless against the pain. I couldn't bear anything. Heat was no good either. They gave me a Panadol and that took the edge off the pain. A nice nurse gave me a massage and that also helped. She worked with me to relax and get my blood pressure down. The pressure dropped and I was less dizzy.
I could only sit because lying down made the pain worse. HW was once again kicked out and I simply stayed still. At one point I could lay back against the pillows and I stayed completely still with a t-shirt over my eyes to block out the bright lights. Much later I could get up but the pain was still strong so I asked for another pain killer. The nurse said I could have one 2 hours later. I could manage that and I knew trying to sleep was useless. The nurse brought the pill by exactly at the time she said I could have it. Very nice of her :) 

We did not know what was going on so the doctor ordered a blood check. At 21.30 4 tubes of blood were taken and at 23.00 the doc came by to tell me everything was normal. I was more myself by then and even joking that the wrong body parts were contracting ;)
I still don't know what went wrong.......

The pain killer kicked in and I slept for a while. That was until the two girls across from me went into labor around 1 AM. I couldn't sleep until after 3 and even went down to the 7-11 for the heck of it.
Moving around is supposed to help start labor, right? Wake up call was at 6.30 with a temperature, blood pressure and baby check.

On Saturday I had contractions several times for about half an hour each time. They kinda fizzled out again after that so nothing really going on. The nurses still saw it as early labour signs so we decided to wait and see. After the neck episode I had none until now, so this morning the doc decided I could go home first. I was happy because they stay in the hospital had worn me out completely. No rest, barely any sleep and food too yucky to even look at...... Brrrrr, not ideal.

So that's what I'm doing now: 'waiting and seeing'.

2 opmerkingen:

Mickey zei

Brrrr, try to get some good food & rest niw that you're home. Thinking of you, good luck!

Anoniem zei

Succes jo!! Vandaag was uiterlijk de dad da de baby moest komen volgens de dokter toch??

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