Wednesday, August 20, 2008

August a.k.a. the whirlwind

Ok, so obviousy I am pregnant. Well August has been quite a scary month for us and I have a question or two that I hope someone might have answers for so I decided to post a blog.

DISCLAIMER: I am not sparing details so dont read if you have a weak tum tum.
Here goes:
On my birthday, August 5, I woke up with a lot of bleeding (dark brown blood) and mild cramping. I naturally freaked out and called the doctor. I think I guilted the receptionist into squeezing me in that morning because I was sobbing uncontrollably and managed to squeak out, "today!" when she asked for my DOB. So I go to the doctor and he does a vaginal ultrasound and says "well, there is a sac but no baby, which is normal this early. If the blood goes from Dark Brown ro Red or clotted come back in" I left the office with mixed emotions of well, its not a miscarriage, yet...but there is no baby, this a chemical pregnancy???

Skip to Monday, August 11th:
Zach is out of town in Florida on his first business trip with NASA until Thursday, today is Aubree's first day back to Mothers Morning Out, and I am sitting at my computer working, as usual. All of the sudden I get this terrible Pressure/Cramp/Pain that feels like it is pushing down on my cervix (i said that i wasnt leaving out details) so I stand up and walk around, it passes and I go back to working,. All of the sudden I feel this big GUSH of wetness, I go to the bathroom and there is bright red clotted blood everywhere! I got straight in the car and THEN called the doctor, the lady said to come in right away. I call Zach sobbing hysterically on the phone (like there is anything HE can do about the situation from Kennedy Space Center) I get to the doctor and I had to leave my big sunglasses on because I had been so upset my face was a mess. They took me right in and the nurse starts asking me if there is anyone she can call and hugging me which I take as bad news right away. 10 minutes later, the doctor comes in for the ultrasound and to my suprise, there is a sac, with a baby, and a heartbeat! I was so excited but at the same time so confused because at this point the bleeding was still VERY bad and he said that it might be from a twin pregnancy, and one baby miscarried, or from the forming placenta. I went home reassuered that there was a baby with a heartbeat but very confused. He put me on "pelvic rest" and told me to take it easy and to come back in if I was still bleeding on Friday.

Skip to Friday, August 15th:
I scheduled an appointment for Friday morning because I was still bleeding and I had HORRIBLE cramps Thursday night after Zach got home. This time Zach was able to go with me since he was home, thank goodness.The doctor did another ultrasound and again, saw a baby, with a heartbeat but he also saw something that he said "he didnt like". There is a very large blood clot high in my uterus.(at least NOW i have a reason for the bleeding) He is worried that if the clot breaks loose it could damage/detach the placenta and therefore cause a miscarriage. I have never heard of this before and I cant find very much info online about it. I am now on bedrest/pelvic rest for 2 weeks and hopefully it will continue to drain slowly as it had been and resolve itself.

Has anyone else dealt with this? Heard of it?

Sorry for all the details, but the story is kind of impossible without them.

Everyone say an extra prayer for us, we could really use it right now!

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