Sorry this is long... At 24 weeks I had a horrible, extreme, debilitating right sided mid back pain that sent me to the hospital. They (labor&delivery because I was too far along for the ER to "handle" me) told me baby was fine, I was dehydrated, and to follow up with my OB. I couldn't get to the OB for another 5 days and it stopped the morning before (because I had been in pain for a few days before the trip to the ER that made a total of 8 days of extreme, horrific pain). My ob said it was probably a kidney stone and to stay hydrated.
Well at 27 weeks (this past friday) it came back full force while I was I driving, and I had to pull over and have some one come pick me up because I was crying too hard to drive. We went to a different hospital(same company but their big downtown location instead of the smaller one on my side of town) because I was right down the road from it. They ordered an ultrasound and it showed my right kidney was swollen with extra fluid. They drugged me up and admitted me. Over the weekend they did two urine tests, a blood test, another ultrasound, a special low dose three shot x-ray w/contrast and I went through 5 different IV sites. (My IV sites kept going bad because they were giving me Demerol and phenergan which was burning my veins up, my arms are super sore!)
In the end they have determined that my babygirl was laying on my kidney or ureter and blocking drainage. The pain has lessened again as it did the first time indicating she's atleast temporarily moved off of it but it's not a real solution to the problem.
Now my questions.... Anyone else have this problem? I'm afraid its only going to occur again and again and get worse and worse as she gets bigger in there... And they are giving me Norco for pain relief at home but it doesn't touch the pain when its full force (the Demerol didn't even help it, it just put me to sleep). All these meds are being given to me by my OB and dr.'s in the Labor and Delivery area but I'm so worried about how they are affecting baby.
If you had this problem before did different sleeping positions or anything help keep baby from blocking it? Or any advice you have?