Monday, June 9, 2008

Yeah I'm a High Maintenance Patient

I started spotting light pink this morning at work. I calmly walked back to my office, shut the door and called my doctor's office. The nurses never actually answer the phone, so I had to leave a message. I got impatient and called again 30 minutes later and someone actually answered the phone. Of course as soon I started explaining the situation I started crying. There was just no stopping it. The nurse took down all my info. Color? Light pink. Heavy or light? Light. Cramping? A little. She agreed to go talk to the doctor and call me right back. They sent me for an ultrasound this afternoon and everything looks just fine. Phew...

Baby A's heart rate is up to 176 and Baby B was at 182/176 (they measure twice), both are right on target. I've posted some pictures below, but the quality isn't that good. They did do the ultrasound vaginally for most of it, but ended up doing external as well because they couldn't find my right ovary (which has apparently already been pushed out of the way). These pictures are from the external ultrasound, so they aren't great. For each one, you can see a head, little arm buds and leg buds. Baby A has his/her legs tucked up a bit and Baby B is a bit more stretched out. I didn't catch the measurements, but they said everything looks good. There was no indication of a cause for the bleeding, so the assumption is that it is from the placenta(s) attaching to the uterine wall (another type of implantation bleeding). Back to pelvic rest for me.

It was a bit of a scary day and I'm just relieved everything looks okay. Oh, and the nurse called in a prescription for zof.ran for me today. Can't wait to see how that helps. They also told me that my white blood cell count was slightly elevated last Wednesday and wanted to know if I had an infection. I got the message and that's when the spotting began so I completely forgot to ask about it when I talked to the nurse. I'm wondering now if the head cold feeling I've been having is actually the start of a sinus infection and not allergies like I thought. I'll have to call back tomorrow and ask. I've had enough drama for today.



22 comments:

mrsyak said...

Whew! I hope the Zofran helps, I've heard it's a miracle drug.

Emily said...

I'm so glad you and the babs are ok. What a stressful day! I would def get that cold/infection checked out!

Glad things are ok! Those pics are so sweet!

PJ said...

whew is right!

But, awwww! You can see the little arms! I am so excited for you!

Spicy Sister said...

Well, I am glad you got that ultrasound you were wishing for (I had one today too!) - but I completely wish it was under different circumstances. You poor thing! You are not high maintenance at all! You were worried and it was reasonable you would be. So glad you were able to get some reassurance and that the little buns are growing just fine.

Rhonda said...

sorry you had drama, but good to know that your dr can get you in quickly!

dang it if you are getting a sinus infection!

waitinginline said...

I'm glad that everything is OK, and so sorry for the scare.

I had the same thing happen right about the same time you're at now. Freaked me out, but they couldn't find a cause for mine, either. They also told me it was probably implantation. Unfortunately they put me on pelvic rest and then I've since switched insurances and am waiting to see a new doctor. Pelvic rest unti then.

Yay for the Zofran! Boo for possible sinus infection. Good luck!

chicklet said...

Glad to hear thigns are still safe and sound.

Maryanne said...

You are NOT high maintenance as we discuss yesterday after the movie!!! I am so glad everything is ok!!!

s.e. said...

Oh honey. You are going to deserve a medal before this is over. How scary...I can't imagine how you felt. I am so glad you got reassurance that everything is o.k. You are not high maintanence at all. Pamper yourself tonight. You deserve it.

Io said...

Oh god, of course you would freak out! I'm so glad everything is ok! Little arm and leg buds - so weird and so cool!

Deb said...

good to know that you and the little critters are doin ok - keepin positive thoughts for you. do call the doc tomorrow about the possibility of an infection

Lori said...

How scary. I bet that took a lot out of you. In any case, the u/s look beautiful.

I enjoyed our date yesterday!

BB and MTB said...

Wow - so scary, but so glad to read that Sweet and Sticky are both doing well!!!

Hope you start feeling better and I hope the Zofran helps.

Ms. J said...

I'm so glad they looked good and their heartbeats were especially good!

Thinking good thoughts for all of you ;o)

Kim said...

Glad all is well with you and the babies! Most people I know with multiples have had a little spotting here and there. Hang in there! NCLM

Jen said...

As you know I am so glad everything is ok. Your text freaked me out but the images make up for it!

And I love the fact we go to the same OBGYN practice

Cibele said...

I am gald to hear that baby is okay. I also had spotting during my pregnancy and everything turned out good. Great pics, it is so exciting! here from NCLM

Mya said...

Sounds like quite the scare. Glad everything is fine! NCLM.

Phoebe said...

I was told that spotting is pretty common with twins, though I don't know why. So I'm not surprised that all was well, but glad to hear so.

Christi said...

So glad the babies are doing well, that is scary!!

SAHW said...

Visiting from NCLM...I'm glad everything is okay!! Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly.

Nit said...

Hola from NCLM :)

Congrats on your babies! How exciting :)

Take care & I hope you have a happy & healthy 9 months!!