Sunday, April 13, 2008

What a weekend!

As some of you already know, I had one CRAZY weekend. I will fill everyone in. :-)

Thursday 5pm: At this time I was getting some pain in my belly area on my right side. I was not too worried because I thought it was the baby making my belly bigger. (and thats what my "What to Expect when your Expecting" book said)

Friday 12pm: I was still having pain at this time so I called my doctor. She was not in the office but her nurse said I should head to the ER just to have it checked out. I did not think this was all that necessary, but I did want to find out what was going on.

Friday 5pm: Donnie met my at the Henry Ford ER at Fairlane which is right by my work. They ran a ton of test. The found out that the baby was a okay, and that made me feel much better. However my while blood cell count was wacky, and the doctor feared that something was wrong with my appendix.

Saturday 12am: They sent me, via ambulance, to Henry Ford hospital downtown. Riding in an ambulance is not nearly as fun as I thought it would be. They put me in a 24 hour hold room so the surgeon could have a look at me.

Saturday 2am: A team of surgeons came to look at me. Here was the problem...the only was they could find out if it was for sure my appendix was to open me up. (something I did not want to happen) This was because I could not have a cat scan or anything like that because I was pregnant. So, they were going to keep an eye on me for a bit.

Saturday 8am: I have an ultrasound done of my appendix, but because I'm pregnant they can not see anything. However, the good thing was that I ran into my own OBGYN on my way back to my room. She was shocked to see me, and said she would come check on me later.

Saturday 12pm: I get to have lunch! This was jello and some sorbet, which I was very grateful of seeing that I had not had anything to eat in a very long time. After I kept down the jello they decided that I could have real food for dinner. And if I could keep that down, my appendix was most likely a okay.

Saturday 6pm: At this point I'm starting to go bonkers from being in the hospital so long. However, I did get dinner which made things all better. They gave me mac and cheese with peas. This was a far cry from the jello I had for lunch!

Saturday 7pm: My OBGYN came to visit me! She said I was fine, and needed to go home. She looked at my white blood cell count and said that they were normal for a pregnant lady. She also made the comment that ER doctors don't have a lot of experience with pregnant ladies and tend to over react. The cool thing was she stayed with Donnie and I for like 40 mins just chatting. I love this lady!

Saturday 9pm: I send Donnie home and wait for the surgeon to make her rounds.

Saturday 10pm: I was waken up by a nurse saying "What on earth are you still doing here? I'm going to get them to send you home!" I love this lady! I call Donnie and tell him to come pick me up.

Saturday 11pm: The surgeon comes and says I can go home! Yeah!

I'm so happy to be home! I'm still having pain, but I'm reassured to know that its just the baby getting bigger! Thanks to everyone who read this VERY LONG post!


Rain said...

Well I am Thankful there is nothing wrong and I hope that the pains go away soon. Also their is a diaper sale at Target :) seen it in my paper today and thought of you. :) and also again when is the BABY SHOWER??? lol tell donnie to call me sometime or tell him to put up a new blog he is slacking. Even I have blogged alot lately. LOL

Courtney said...

Wow! What a scary weekend! I'm glad to hear everything is ok though! Grow, baby, grow!!!!! By the way, when will you be posting pictures of pregnant Stacey on your blog?? Hmmm?

Anonymous said...

What a lousy way to spend the weekend. Stinks that you're uncomfortable -- but knowing it's the baby and that the pain will eventrually go away is reassuring. Hang in there, Mommy! Glad you're home. Amy (oaks)