I had planned to write a post on Tuesday about how nice it was to have my last intralipid infusion and to finally feel like a normal pregnant lady. Unfortunately that’s not the topic of this post, instead I’m writing to you today while on bed rest after a 30 hour hospital stay...
I had my infusion on Friday, I brought cupcakes for my nurses to say a final thank you and make a joke about how we refer to the intralipids as frosting. Then Blue and I spent the weekend working on Marek’s nursery. Monday we went to work and all was well.
Monday night while I was showering I started feeling some pain in my stomach so I laid down for a while and things got better. Then 10 pm rolled around and the pain started getting worse, at the time I really didn’t know what I was feeling but it seemed like contractions and, if so, they were too painful and too close together to mean anything good. I decided to try and sleep for a bit and see if they’d calm down, I was able to sleep for about an hour at a time. Finally 6 am rolled around and it hadn’t gotten better so Blue and I threw clothes on and headed to the hospital.
After about an hour of monitoring Marek’s heart beat and my contractions our OB decided to admit me and start an IV of magnesium sulfate, torodol, and antibiotics to try and calm down my uterus. They also did a bunch of different cultures to check for bacterial infections that can cause pre-term labor. Luckily my cervix was still long and closed which is the most important part.
The doctor thinks the contractions were probably caused when I passed a kidney stone which accounts for the pain I was having in my back. I was on the meds for 24 hours and then stayed in the hospital for another 3 hours while they monitored me to make sure they weren’t coming back. We also had an ultrasound with a perinatologist that showed little man is doing great.
For the next week I’ll be stuck on the couch/bed, only allowed to stand/sit up for 15 minutes of every hour. I have another check up with the OB next Tuesday and am hoping that she’ll release me back to normal life, but I’m happy to lay here all day until Marek gets here as long as he gets here safe.