Yesterday afternoon I started to have braxton hicks contractions every 5 minutes that were really worrying us. I've been having a lot the past week, more than normal actually. By 7pm I started to get actual contractions and cramping that were every 5 minutes and then would leave with a braxton hicks. I started to feel fluish and a lot of pressure and was peeing every 45 minutes. We decided to go to our local hospital and they put me on an IV and did urine/blood tests but didn't see anything. Because I'm less than 24 weeks they decided to send me by ambulance to another hospital (London) an hour away. Once I was up there they saw immediately that I had an infection and did an ultrasound and sterile check. Thankfully baby is okay and my cervix was long and closed!! They said I could stay on IV meds or I could take them orally at home and I choose the latter since we have 3 kids at home over an hour away. They said there was also blood in my urine so it looks like a kidney infection is the root of all this. I've been in bed all day and I feel pretty horrible but the contractions have finally gone away and I just have the pressure/braxton hicks. I'm supposed to stay on the medication for 7 days and we just hope now that it's not an infection in the amniotic fluid (if not I should feel better and contractions will stop).
Just thought I'd let everyone know what's going on and I won't be online much this week as I'm supposed to stay in bed.
awww....sounds horrible. Here's praying its not in the amniotic fluid. Thought and prayers coming your way
Amanda~mommy to Kodey & Kaleb 4/29/99,Cameron 4/30/00,Cheyann 10/14/03, Cole 11/16/07, and Alli 09/30/11
Oh my! How scary! T&P's coming your way! Hope you feel better soon.
DS - Stephen 7/5/06 (born 6 weeks early)
DD - Sophia 9/16/11 (born at 37 weeks, 6 days)
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Thinking of you and hoping for the best....
Oh my goodness!!! So scary!! Glad everything is turning out ok so far!! And lots of prayers that it only gets better! How long are you supposed to be on bedrest?
Sounds miserable and scary! I'm glad you're home and resting.
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glad your home, rest rest rest!
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