Ambulance & Emergency Room
I know its been almost a month since I started writing this but life has been busy. I have attempted to start this several times but never got very far. Again some parts may be graphic, be warned.
In the ambulance they tried to start an iv 3 times with no luck. During the ride I was a bit numb emotionally. I didn't like the fact that Curtis wasn't with me because they told him to drive our car, so we had a vehicle to leave in. I understood why but they way it went down, where they just started driving off without saying anything to me bugged me.
When I arrived at the ER they wouldn't let Curtis come back without my permission, however my parents showed up & they didn't ask if it was okay. I think that is wrong. I love my parents don't get me wrong and appreciate the support but I they won't let my husband back without my permission why didn't they ask if I wanted my parents there. Anyways, I got hooked up to all the monitoring machines which showed my heartbeat at 125+. The nurse had to use a child needle to get an iv in.
The admissions person comes back to get my information and insurance. I had Medicaid well because I was no longer pregnant they needed $3. I was like seriously I just lost my child and you are demanding $3 to treat me. I just about completely lost it before God calmed me down. My dad had already gotten out a 5 dollar bill I was fine whatever. The lady wasn't trying to be mean it was just policy that I personally feel should be dealt with during discharge not in the middle of everything.
When they did the first examine they made everyone leave the room. I wasn't at all happy they made Curtis leave, every time after that I refused to let him leave. They tried to see if I could push the placenta out but it wouldn't budge. So they went off to figure out what to do. The ultrasound tech came to get me & asked if I could walk. Sure I could walk probably however I had no underwear on and was bleeding. I said I'm not up to walking figuring the most logical thing for them to do would be to take me on the gurney after all isn't that why it has wheels. But no she was like well should I come back later. I was in disbelieve like I'm going to be any better in a few minutes, so I was like I don't think I will be able to in a bit either. Very reluctantly she finally agreed to just take me on the gurney. I had thought the trans-vaginal ultrasound was uncomfortable before this was worse.
After a while of just waiting a male gyno/ob doctor(Dr Atta) came in. He was really nice. He said that I didn't do anything wrong that it just happens sometimes. He said they were going have to give me medicine to induce me, so that I would re-dilate for the placenta to come out. I was given 8 pills to put between my gums and cheeks of the mouth. It was horrible I wasn't allowed anything to drink and I was so parched that I didn't have much saliva to dissolve the pills.
After a while I started shaking uncontrollably it was unpleasant to say the least but I didn't get any pain medication yet because it wasn't hurting just uncomfortable. As time passed it got worse and more frequent I was having contractions to go with the shaking. I was bleeding quite a bit that it kept puddling up and they would have to change the bed pad and towels they were using to soak it up. Several large clumps came out but not the placenta. They gave me another 8 pills to put in my mouth that already had sore spots from the first 8. I was still not allowed anything to drink.
Along with the shaking and contractions my ankles started having their spasms. That was the point that I broke down and asked for pain medication. The first medication they wanted to give me was one that I had a bad reaction to before so I refused it. Well it took them a while longer before offering to give me something else. They injected it into my iv along with some anti nausea medication. I could feel the relief of the spasms and immediately started feeling really tired. It didn't help that it was like 5 or 6 am now. I dosed for a few minutes but when I awoke the nausea one over and I started dry heaving since I didn't have anything in my system. In my personal opinion dry heaving is worse then vomiting. The good thing to come out of that was during one of my dry heaving fits I felt another something large come out. Thank God this time it was the placenta.
The nurse said something about getting to be released when I passed it so I was extra happy, however that wasn't the case. Dr Atta came back to say that he was admitting me because he believed the placenta had an infection that passed to me which is why my heartbeat was so high and I had a low grade fever. Again he reassured me that what happen wasn't my fault, the baby looked perfectly healthy and they were going to send the placenta to be tested to try and find out more.
It was good to know that I was carrying a healthy baby and it wasn't a genetic defect but it made it that much harder too. I know that God has a reason for everything including this. I also have faith that He will bless my womb to be fruitful. I will type out the hospital stay another day.
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