After yesterday’s appointment, I was hoping that the Brethine/ Turbutaline would help stop the BH contractions I was having. No such luck. I had more last night and this morning, and I started to get a very odd discomfort near my cervix. Of course, I started to panic that I was dilating. I called my doctor’s office this morning and told the nurse what was going on and she put me on hold. In a couple seconds, my doctor got on the phone and wanted a recap of what was happening. She said for me to go up the hospital to the maternal assessment ward. She wanted to figure out what was going on. This is where I started to freak out even more. Trevor was gone attending a funeral (I wasn’t there becuase of the contractions and because this Brethine makes me extremely jittery and short of breath) so I couldn’t get him on his phone. So, off I went to the hospital alone.
I went in through the ER entrance, per my doctor’s instructions, and a nice old man wheeled me up to the third floor. Let me say, you know you have bad motion sickness when riding in a wheelchair makes you want to throw up. As soon as I got there, they set me up in a room. I got in a gown and the nurse checked my cervix. She said everything felt closed. Then, they hooked me up to two monitors around my belly- one for my uterus and one for Knox. I had a couple light BH contractions, but nothing to be concerned over, said the nurses. I was there for about two hours laying there getting monitored. They did give me some different medicine to take with the Brethine that helps with the shakiness. Turns out I had a fever of 100 degrees when I arrived, as well, which was news to me. Knox was bouncing off the walls the whole time- they had the sound turned up on his monitor so I could hear all of his flips and kicks, as well as feeling them.
They didn’t see anything too worrisome, so they told me I could go home. I have to take the meds every six hours for a couple days regardless of if I feel contractions or not. The nurse said to wake up to take it. I am also on modified bedrest for a few days. Only laying in bed or on the couch is allowed- no prolonged standing to cook or going anywhere. I’m glad I am on vacation so that this is an easier feat to accomplish. This has been a really scary couple of days- I hope that we have no more drama and a nice, calm duration of the pregnancy!
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