I wish I could have gotten this post done a couple of days ago but I was just brought my laptop, so here we go. Over the weekend I slowly started to bloat more and experience more pain and discomfort. By Monday I could barely walk because of the pain and bloating and also had very little breath. I went to work anyways thinking it would get a bit better but unfortunately it didn’t so I contacted the RE office and explained what was going on. A short while later they called back and said the doctor wanted to see my right away. She examined me and said I was certainly having some severe hyperstimulation but wanted blood work. Since it was later in the day she sent me to the nearby hospital to have it drawn then I went home to wait for the results. A couple of hours later I received the call that they wanted to admit me in the hospital.
So, I packed a bag and waited for my husband to get home from work to take me. It was smooth admitting. My doctor called ahead and they already had a bed for me and the OBGYN resident had all of her orders. They did a full ultrasound on my entire abdomen, a chest x-ray, and an ekg. I have had a lot of blood drawn because they have to monitor that the most. They are also measuring my stomach and taking my weight. The protocol is Albumin which is a blood protein. They give it to my through an IV a few times a day and then give me lasix which then make me go to the bathroom a lot. I am also on oxygen because it really helps me breathe as well as pain meds and heparin to prevent clotting. I can’t get out of bed at all except to use the restroom which is actually ok because it hurts too much and it is too hard to breathe when I do. Heck, it is hard to sit up for too long and eating also causes a lot of pain because my stomach gets full and pushes on everything else.
My doctor said she only sees cases this bad that requires hospitalization every 2-3 years, go figure right! Oh well. She also said that at least 75% of them are pregnant. That is a little promising but I am not getting my hopes up at all. I believe they will be doing my beta test tomorrow. Yesterday she told me to plan on being here at least through the end of the week (is that Friday or Sunday? I’m not sure). It’s king of rough but I know that I am getting better care here than I would be just at home so I am trying to make the best of it. I am so thankful for my supportive family and friends calling, texting, sending flowers, just all of their love; it really means so much because I couldn’t go through this alone. I also just keep telling myself that it will all be worth it some day, I just know it. It is so funny too because all of the nurses can’t wait for my beta results either, they keep calling me the “baby maker” lol. It’s cute. They are so nice and good to me and I am thankful for that too.
Well, I am getting worn out and need to put my bed back down. I will keep everyone updated as I go along. Hope everyone is have a beautiful and blessed day!