Tuesday, March 9, 2010

We Have a Heartbeat!!!!

After the fiasco this weekend (I will explain in a minute) our Monday ultrasound got pushed to today. My husband finally got to go with me which worked out great because we were finally able to see the baby and the heartbeat!!

My official due date is November 3rd! However, I am sure that by the beginning of October I will be ready to get it out!!

So my fiasco this weekend...I have been having quite a bit of pain over the past week in my lower abdomen and back. After verifying that the baby was okay, the doctor told me to keep on eye on it. Friday night, on our way to see a musical at the theater, the pain intensified so much that I didn't think that I was going to make it. I called the on-call nurse and she said that I should go to the ER. Well, the pain let up in about 20 minutes so I decided not to go. The next night the pain got so bad that I thought I was dying. My husband immediately brought me to the ER where the physician was sure that I had a rupturing appendix. They tried to see what was going on with an ultrasound but they couldn't. They then spent 3 hours trying to convince me to have a CT scan but I refused because of the amount of radiation and how much it would put the baby at risk. Finally, the radiologist agreed with me and decided to do a MRI, however, the hospital's MRI was down and they had to transport me via ambulance to another facility for the MRI. Needless to say, my appendix was fine, but they found I had an intestinal blockage...hence the horrible pain. They admitted me (to maternity) and hydrated me with fluids and gave me medicine to help clear the blockage. I am still in a bit of pain but I'm sure it will get better with time. It is amazing that this little thing inside my belly is causing so many problems...already!!!

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