Hi Ladies, update :)

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AK2663's picture
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Hi Ladies, update :)

Thanks Suzie for updating everyone! Love ya BB!

I'll give you the quick and dirty of everything

Friday night went into LD for contractions 3am, ended up leaving at 8am with no more change to cervix but regular contractions. Told to come back with any change of anything.

I was miserable all wknd with debilitating nausea where I was either in bed or on the sofa until my high risk doc appt yesterday morning at 10. My sister met me at the hospital 45 min away where his office was. During the u/s I thought I was going to puke. I have pheneragan, but it hadn't worked all wknd. My high risk doc came in and said I didn't look good and the fluid was low, esp compared to what it had been. His feeling was btwn my bp, contractions, nausea, and now low fluid (7) his recommendation was delivery and was calling my doc to set it up for that day. He told us to head to the hospital close to our house (YAY!) so I could be with my doc. He said he thought Emily would do great and not need anything and he just felt things would be better to get her out now for both of us.

My sis and I called family and my mom agreed to meet us at the hospital since DH was more then an hour away and would need to stop and get our bags too. My sis was going to take Gracie and her son to my house for them to nap and would bring them in later after baby was here.

Got to hospital, they sent us right to LD and gave me a room, told me to get in the gown and come out. While I was changing the nurse manager came in and told my mom and I the OR was all ready as they had been alerted an hour ago by the high risk doc and things would be moving quickly bc ppl had been bumped for me. I called DH and he said he was shaving and would be there soon. I told him I hadn't even showered and so he needed to put the razor down and get his a$$ in! My reg ob came in, said today was the day and he would be in soon to answer any questions for me.

10/15 min later he comes in and says he wants to see if my membranes have ruptured before doing the c-section. I was confused and he said since I was 36 and 1 I was still 'pre-term' and that if my membranes weren't ruptured he wanted to see where I was on Monday when I was 37 and 'full term' then decide. If it was still low he would do it then. If the fluid was at a 5 or my membranes were ruptured he would deliver today. Talk about a let down, not to mention he was going against my high risk doc...who I would think would trump him? He said basically since he was doing the surgery he had to be confident in risk v reward.

In the end my water was not broken (duh) and since my fluid was measured at a 7 (not 5) he decided to wait a week. Now I go back tomorrow to see my reg ob to be checked on, Monday at 1pm for another fluid chk, and we will know more then.

I'm frustrated because of how awful I feel and how worked up they got my family and I with the rush c-section. I'm also angry bc I'm scared that something could happen with fluid in a wk...obviously my high risk doc wouldn't just willy-nilly deliver me at 36 wks.

I'm hopeful everything will be fine by waiting, just nervous.

Thanks for the support and thoughts girls It was a long, rough day yesterday!

AK2663's picture
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Oh and found out I'm GBS+...with a c-sec apparently they give you antibiotics during surgery and then after. Was negative with Gracie!

Suzie-0225's picture
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Love you too BB.. You know how I feel and Im still pi$$ed for you. As a mom of two preemies I know how important it is to wait for that 37 weeks mark, but if the risk outweigh it... UGH I just can not believe your reg OB did this. I would never believe he would go against a high risk ob.. I mean why did he send you to the high risk if he was going to ignore him.

Big hugs BB - I hope your OB starts to take you and this pregnancy seriously. Im worried about you girlie and if you need anything call me.. Hopefully you can get some comfort this week. These two girls (Gracie & Emily) like to give their momma a wild deliveries huh Wink

zoe08's picture
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I have been waiting anxiously for an update!

I am so sorry they put you through all that! I know 37 weeks is considered "the" mark, but I know several women who have delivered healthy babies at 36 weeks due to BP issues. It seems cruel to make you wait another week being so scared about the baby's fluid and feeling so awful!

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HUGS honey! Addison's fluid got down to 4 and they still didnt' take them. Just trying to give you some encouraging words. I know they say "every day counts", but really, Monday isn't that far away. How much more growing will she really do in those few days? Take it easy and keep us updated! Is someone going to be able to watch G for the rest of the week so you can rest? HUGS

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That must have been a HUGE letdown, not to mention the run-around for your whole family! ((hugs))

I agree though - the longer Emily is in there and healthy, the better it'll be for her... every day makes such a huge difference. So put your feet up (if you can!), try not to be too anxious, and get into a good book, crocheting, TV series.. anything to take your mind off things for a few more days. And drink lots of fluids!

We're here for you if you need to talk or vent.. ((HUGS))

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Thanks girls. Basically I think at my appt tomorrow I'm gonna discuss a few things with my doc.

I'm going to make sure he knows that I trust him and his decisions, but I would like him to explain to me what the risks of waiting are, and why he thinks it is important to wait. Also, I am going to explain to him that at the end of G's pregnancy and into the 2.5 days of labor while my water was broken with her that all these things started piling up. The doctors kept saying they were keeping an eye on things and that baby and I were ok for now (no infection or fever and they were pumping the pitocin on full blast for 2 days), but then all of the sudden it turned into a clusterf*** at the end and turned into an emergency that didn't end for weeks after delivery (with the rupture and infection). Considering the things that are piling up now, I would feel more comfortable if we could schedule the c-sec next week when I'm 37 wks if fluid is still low so that it can be a more calm and controlled feeling situation for me as opposed to it turning into a rush or emergency situation again. I literally cannot talk about G's birth without crying, even 2 years later now it was that bad. I would really really really like to not feel that way this time.

What do you think?

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I am frustrated for you, Anne, so I can't imagine how you must feel. I can't understand going against the high risk doc, either. That seems crazy to me. I hate that you are feeling so miserable, too. I hope these last days pass quickly for you and the doc will deliver Em at 37 weeks. Take it easy as much as you can!

fudd8963's picture
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I think that's a good idea to talk it over with your doc and get his reasonings. Maybe it will help to ease your mind. And DEFINETLY ask to have a scheuled c-section so that you can enjoy this birth and be able to give us details without getting upset. It breaks my heart that you had such a rough time with G. I hope that things start going smoother for you.

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I'm so sorry you are going through all this hun, the worry of it all, then being pissed off......then not to mention how miserable you are!!!!!! What time is your appt tomorrow?

AK2663's picture
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845 so at least I don't have to wait all day

fudd8963's picture
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I know a lot of us will be stalking you here to see how it goes.

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Wow. How frustrating, nerveracking, scary. :bighug:

Update us tomorrow as soon as you can. Try to do some things that relax you. If I lived close I'd so watch G and hand you a pile of magazines and some popcorn.

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Looking forward to hearing an update!

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Hope everything went well this morning!! ((hugs))