Mar 2, 2008

Labor and Delivery

I went to the clinic last night about 4pm due to fever, headache, drainage, all the normal sinus junk. They took my temp, which was still 101 (had been all day) and immediately sent me to L&D, due to me not feeling Olivia as much throughout the day. That got me completely nervous, but I know they were just covering their bases. Got there about 5. Was immediately asked for a pee sample and hooked up to the machines. Olivia's heartrate was a little on the higher side than they wanted to see, but they figured it was due to my own temp, so I got two tylenol. The funny part, my OB had her baby on the 26th, and she was there with her baby and was super shocked to see me, But she was able to read all the graphs too. Anyway, I was having terrrrrible lower back and lower leg pain. And within my hour I did have small contractions. ACK! I surely hope I don't have back labor when the time comes!!! They decided the contractions were due to dehydration. Yup, here came the IV. And I have baaaad veins. It had to be in the crook of my arm, which was not fun. I got a whole bag of fluids in 45 minutes, I had to pee so bad! They also did a CBC (I think that is what they called it) and everything was fine. White blood count was perfect. While there they gave me crackers. cheese sticks, peanut butter, and graham crackers. They were sooo nice and it's such a small hospital, I realy think birth day is going to be perfect. So I got home about 9 from my moms house and the weird part is, no more back pain. So I guess when I start suffering from severe lower back pain, I am already dehydrated. I thought I always drank plenty, but this showed me otherwise. They just put me back on an antibiotic for a sinus infection, hoping it's not the flu.
Whew, sorry that got so long. I'm headed back to bed.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Wow! What a day! Glad to hear you are home resting now. Drink lots of water and TAKE IT EASY! :)

I had back labor with Braxton. It totally sucked and hurt sooooooo bad. But then I got my epidural and was super-duper! Hang it there!


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