Monday, November 29, 2010

Time Spent In The ER.

Woke up today to find reddish purple spotting

Called my OB... who is on Vacation, so was told to go to the ER.

I have been to the ER more times than I want to admit, so I knew that it was going to be a VERY long wait. I understand how they triage based on pain and severity of visit... but they really need to take into consideration emotional stress as well. Though I had no pain I was shaking so bad they couldn't get a accurate pulse and my blood pressure was sky high.

We sat and sat and sat in the waiting room... two hours of watching people come in and get taken back. While waiting I was able to get blood taken and peed in a cup for all the lab work they needed to do.

We watched as a crazy lady literally climbed the wall in attempts to avoid the hospital security. We watched a very pregnant woman waddle in, screaming obscenities, in labor. The ER is very entertaining!

We waited... THEN finally they called my name. We were put in the only room with a closing door. As soon as I sat my purse down the Dr. came in with a incredibly small ultrasound machine.

"Your labs are perfect so let me do an ultrasound".

I lifted my shirt and he put the scanner thingy on my belly. I couldn't see the screen... or Daniels face, so I was watching the Dr. Hoping to see some sort of relief or ANY emotion from him. For what seemed to be an eternity he Dr. said nothing. I could see Daniel in my peripheral vision trying to look over the Dr.'s shoulder then I hear Daniel scream

"It is moving! I see the baby moving, I see the heartbeat"

I burst into sobbing tears!

The Dr. growls "Stop doing that you are messing it up"

So I hold my breath but can't stop shaking.

The Dr. says everything looks great. He did a pelvic exam and said my cervix is closed up nice and tight. So they send me home.

Worst day of my life.............. but praise God for great results!


  1. Your blog is such a blessing. It is such a comfort right now to know and hear that there are other women out there who wake up elated by and terrified of their pregnancies. I have 6 angel babies and am 10 weeks pregnant. I do also have 3 wonderful, healthy children that I cherish, and a supportive husband, which makes me feel even worse for being grief ridden over my angel babies, or jealous of other pregnant women. Thank you for your words.

  2. I am so very glad that everything is alright. Praying for a normal and healthy rest of your pregnancy!

  3. God is amazing friend! You made me cry big tears!