Sunday, July 3, 2011

From hospital to bedrest...

I never anticipated this. I had been doing so well! I guess my body thought I was doing too much!

Friday started off a normal day. I woke up, made breakfast for and I, went to my yoga class, and was so excited to go to my perinatologist appointment.   There, my greatest fear came true... my cervix was funneling and shortened.

The tech always does all the measurements b4 the dr comes in. She always tells me what they are this time she wouldnt. She want the dr to tell me the horrible news.  As soon as she put the "dildo cam" in I saw it, the dreaded funneling...

she finished the rest of the babies measurments, and both boys were being very difficult. Baby A measured 3 lbs 4 oz and Baby B measured 2 lbs 12 oz. I was shocked by the differnce. But she reassured me that hey can be off by 8 oz, especially with twins and baby B was very hard to measure today.

Once the dr came in, he didn't look too happy. I asked, "how bad is it?" He asked me if I had been feelng any contraction. I hadn't. I wasn't even sure if I had EVER felt any! He replied, "well I won't send you to the hospital then." At that point I felt like I was dreaming. This isn't happening! I guess my cervix shortened to 1.7 from 4.4 cm, at 1.5 they automatically send u to the hosp.

This weekend C and I were planning on going to San Diego for his cousins wedding and some R &R. I was planning on floating in the pool and we even had a cabana rented for Saturday! All that ws out the window now and I was headed home on STRICT bedrest!

C came home early. I had my feet up on the couch, resting comfortably and drinking lots os H20. I was on the phone with my brother when I noticed my stomach get hard and contorted. A couple min later I had aother one. I hung up with my bro and starting timing them with an app I have on my phone... 2-3 min apart! I knew if I had 6 in an hr I was supposed to go strait to he hospital. I called my doctor. The dr on call called me back and suggested I empty my bladder and wait 30 min. I did. They slowed down to 5- 10 min apart... not stopping!

After much persuasion (c thought I was being a hypochondriac). I had him take me to the hospital. They imediately hooked me up to monitor the babies and contractions. I was contracting 2 min apart again. My doctor ordered the shot to stop the contractions. It was working! I thought I would get the shot and be sent home. Dr. I showed up at the hospital at around 9pm. He wanted me to stay for observation and said the shot only works for two hours! They started me on 10mg of percardia (sp?) and kept me over night. I was over whelmed and too worried to sleep. Yes I had my ocean view room, but I wanted to be any where but there! I had sent C hm so he could get some rest.

I was woken up every 4 hrs to take my meds, 530 am being the one where I couldn't fall asleep again. Long story short, they upped my meds to 20 mg because I was still having about 3 contractions/hr. The dr called and let me go home by noon. I've been resting since and hadn't had ay contractions... til today.

C left for his cousins wedding, my mom came over to take care of me. I had been on the couch resting and out of no where I started contracting every 2-3 min again. My mom suggested I pop another pill a little early and wait 30 min. We did, it worked!

All I can say, is this is very hard! I know some of you have been in this position for weeks and I honestly give you props! This is beyond emotionally hard. I've already cried a few times. You feel so helpless being stuck in one spot. Its really hard for me to ask for help and have people do things for me. I did post on my facebook asking for prayers for my little ones and the response was overwhelming! I know these babies are our gifts from God and he has a plan for them. I trust tha he will continue to protect them no matter if I deliver early. Honestly, given that my uterus was septated and I've had TWO surgeries on it, its been a miracle that I've made it this far without complications, for that I am thankful!

Now,new goals: 32 weeks

PS. Sorry for any typo's, I'm writting this from my phone. I don't have a wireless laptop yet! But I will very soon!

15 comments:

Krista said...

Oh Sara! I'm so sorry to hear this! This sucks!!! I'll definitely be thinking of you and hoping and praying for no more contractions!!! Try not worry too much and rest rest rest!!! XOXO!!

JM said...

Thank goodness your body is responding to the medication! Come on cervix, make it two more weeks! I'll be sending good uterine thoughts your way!

KC said...

Sorry you are going through this. I am glad the medication is helping and I am praying for at least 2 more weeks!!

clewis said...

Woah! lots of drama. Take it easy. Every extra day they are inside you is more growing time. So just take care of yourself. Look forward to updates.

China Doll said...

So sorry you're going through this but glad the medication is doing it's job. Hoping you get to that goal :)

mommyinwaiting said...

Oh Boy, that is certainly scary. I am so sorry you have been through such trauma and that it hasn't eased yet. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and hoping the contractions disappear and your babies get more time to grow big and strong.

Calmly Chaotic said...

Oh that is a stressful weekend for sure. Sorry to hear about your cervix being down so short (mine is the same with the funneling) however I haven't had the contractions scare like you have. That must be very stressful indeed. I hope the meds keep them down and that you make it to your 32 week goal. Being on bedrest is no fun I know but it really can help.

My Vegas said...

I can't imagine what you are going through. Hang in there. I just ordered a book recommended to me by my yoga teacher. It's called "Mamma Zen" by Karen Miller. She is a buddhist minister and momma, and I heard it is just lovely. Maybe a good book for bedrest.

hugs to you!

Karenda said...

Oh no!!!! I can't imagine how scary that must have been! Come on cervix- hold on just a little longer!!!! Keeping you in my prayers!

Emby said...

That is so scary! I will keep you in my prayers that you can keep those sweet babies baking for several more weeks.

Tiffany said...

Bless your heart sweetie!! I'll be praying for you and your boys! Just think every day down, is another day closer!

uneggsplained said...

Hi- I just read your update. I am so sorry that you have to deal with this complication. It can be so scary- did they give you steroid injections?
You are on the same drug cocktail as I am... I hope that it continues to stop your contractions. When I first started on the procardia it gave me terrible headaches.... but after a while my body adjusted to it. When will they be checking your cervix again?

Bed rest is difficult.... but if it’s any comfort to you, the combination of the drugs and the bed rest has been working for me, for 7 weeks now.

I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

My Infertile Confessions said...

Thanks so much for your thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement. All are greatly appreciated!

@My Vegas- thanks for the book idea! I will definitely look into it! :-)

@uneggsplained- headed to the dr today! Hopefully will get some good news!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, how did I miss this? So sorry to hear about this complication. Thank goodness the medication seems to be working. Contractions are so scary, I can have up to 8 and hour sometimes, but my doctor keeps telling me it's normal with twins- so confusing! I'll be keeping you in my prayers and hoping to hear good news from your next appointment!

Calmly Chaotic said...

I wrote this on my blog but am putting it here too in case you don't see it: I have been on "reduced activity" for about 3 months now but my cervix took the biggest dive at 26 weeks. My doctor and the triage unit doctor doesn't believe in strict bed rest - they think it does more harm then good. So I was told to spend most of the day lying in a reclined position but that I could go for short walks. I was told no frivolous outings but I have been known to break that rule as well. It is so hard to know what to do but personally I know how hard it is to lie around day after day. For the sake of my sanity I do have to get out now and then. As for swimming they had said no aquafitness but never said I couldn't lay around in a pool. So I literally just float around, I don't actually swing.

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