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A day to remember

May 08, 2012 - 8 comments

Somehow early Monday morning I pulled my muscle in my left leg - so badly that I couldn't even walk.  I took some tylenol and put the heating pad on it but half way thru the morning I called my doctor.  Of course I couldn't get through, this is another story for another day.  My husband stayed home with me so he went to the doctors office directly because we weren't sure what I should do.  Once he got there they said for me to go to the regular ER not labor and delivery.  She was concerned not only about  my pulled muscle but my feet and legs had really swollen up.  
So we get to the ER, they take one look at me and said oh no you need to go to L&R.  So they brought me over there just for them to say oh no you need to be medically cleared and I'm not having any issues as far as bleeding, water breaking or just beng in labor, so they take me back over.  
Get back to the ER and they were packed.  Apparently Mondays is their busiest day.  Thank God they took me right away.  The doctor examined me said he felt that everything was fine, but they wanted to do doppler of the boys first and then of my legs to rule out blood clots.  The boys were both fine but I had to wait for the doppler of my legs for awhile.  So we sat there on what I call the set of Grey's Anatomy.  And I'm not kidding.  
Finally was sent for doppler and while we waited for results they were great, offering to get me dinner.  Just as we were waiting for the dr's ok that everything was ok and to release me, they checked my BP and it was really low 82/65.  Which was odd.  So they checked it again in the other arm and it was the same.  So the nurse says to me how do you feel? Do you feel dizzy, weak, sick in anyway.  I said no I feel fine.  She said you look to good for having a reading that low but I can't let you go now until we regulate it.  So she says we may have to give you some IV for awhile.  IN the meantime, another nurse came in and she said wanted to the readin with a different monitor.  So they hooked me up to some other monitor which did a reading every 15 minutes.  In the meantime, my test came back and everything was fine  no blood clots thank God!
So now a nurse comes running in announcing cardiac arrest two minutes away!! I looked at my dh and said on no not in here?? Well since we were in the trauma room guess who got lucky?  Ugh and a couple of seconds a dozen people with an EMT on top of this poor man attempting chest compressions came running into the room and parked themselves right next me.  Great - I said well just watch how my pressure goes up now! It was just awful we had no choice but to sit there and witness this poor man and these heroes basically try to save his life.  In the middle of them taking turns doing chest compressions family members poured in the room hysterical and they I just couldn't hold my tears back now I was balling.  They continued to do his for an hour!!! Sadly, the man passed, they couldn't save him.  I was so shaken up, crying - the family was whaling, it was just awful.  
The nurse came over and asked me if I was ok - I said yes I'm ok just a little shaken wasn't expecting that at all.  She apologized saying I'm sorry you had to sit through that,  I told her its ok, he was more important.  Finally after all of that, they had more bp readings and my bp was normal.  So no blood clots, no preclempysia - bp was good and babies are great.  They finally released me.  I just have to keep my feet up and drink water.  I went for my regular sono today and everything is good.  
But before all this drama, on Sunday morning we went for a 4d ultrasound and OMG I never expected to see their faces - well actually we did get to see the entire face of Michael (A) but Alex (B) was being a little shy lol.  What beautiful little faces they have I will get those pics up as soon as possible.  Right now I need to lay  down again
I've also moved my last day of work up to May 30th.  It's just too hard to get around now and sitting at the laptop is just uncomfortable.  My next ob appt is May 15th, next sono is May 21st.  
I am really getting excited now - a little nervous too but more excitement than anything.  
Thank you so much for the notes and messages :-)  
Joann xoxo

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by retta483, May 08, 2012
Glad you and the boys are ok . Sorry you had to witness that Id be shook up too =( poor man . take it easy your almost done .

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by Moma_Cher, May 08, 2012
What a traumatic experience! It really makes you realize just how precious life is... Sorry you had to witness that.

I'm so glad the boys are doing great and can't wait for the new 4d photos!!!
Hope your leg feels better soon.

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by plumber43, May 08, 2012
Wow, what a day!  I'm sorry you had to go through that! Life truly is too short.  I'm so happy you and the boys are ok! I can't wait to see the 3d's!
Hugs,
Mel

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by globetrot, May 08, 2012
thankful you and the boys are okay!  Sorry it was such an experience.  Hope you mend quickly!


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by journey2motherhood, May 09, 2012
It was definitely an experience but I'm more relieved that everything is ok.  I was getting worried about blood clots.  I am so close now and seeing how fragile life is the other day, I know I appreciate everything so much more.  I say a little prayer for that family every day now, I hope they are ok.  I know its difficult now for them, but in time I hope they find peace.  

I put up some of the 4d photos this morning  I can't stop looking at them myself - its just so overwhelming.  

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by Shannon79, May 09, 2012
Wow that sounds pretty traumatic. That's a terrible experience.

I'm just glad to hear that you and the boys are okay!

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by ConnieG, May 09, 2012
Glad everything is okay! That's so exciting about the 4d pics!  

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by Hopefulcb, May 09, 2012
SO glad everything is ok with you! So scary! Will check out the 4d photos! You're almost there!!

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