Saturday, May 24, 2008

L&D Mystery

It's a long story and yesterday was an even longer day, but basically, they have no idea why I am bleeding. After the bleeding turned red, a trip to L&D yielded the following. . .

Possibly an irritated cervix.

Possibly a slight tear in the placenta, but too small to measure (???).

There is no collected blood up by the cervix, which is good.

Baby Boy is doing fine, moving and grooving, heart beating appropriately.

The bleeding never really got much heavier and seems to have stopped altogether now.

I am still on bedrest throughout the weekend with a follow up appointment this Tuesday. The doctor on call seemed to think that irritated cervix was the most likely cause, seeing that I had a lot of swelling last week (none of my shoes fit, I had to take off my rings, and my feet bruised) and am on my feet for work pretty much all day. He said that the cervix can get bruised just like any other part of the body when it swells and that with all of the extra blood flow to the area, bleeding can be a common result. We hadn't had. . . ahem. . .you know for a few weeks, and we are definitely restricted now, so it wasn't related to that (a girl can only wish, right?).

There was a small something on the placenta, but it was so small that they don't think that it could be causing any problems. If it was the cause of the bleed, then it was already resolving itself. The amniotic fluid levels looks fine, right in the average range, although I am under strict instructions to drink water as if it's my job for the next few days.

So, all of that to say, they don't really know. I'd have to say, honestly, no one seems that concerned. I even feel a bit sheepish for being so alarmed, but you know, bleeding + pregnancy has never equalled good things for me.

Thank you for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers. I cried reading through the sweet comments. This community is the greatest.

31 comments:

Polka Dot said...

Thank God. I was soooo worried. Now stay in bed. Stay! ; )

*hugs*

Waiting Amy said...

So glad things seem to be resolving! Take it easy!

Kam said...

THANK GOD!!...Get lots of rest and take care of yourself...I'm sure everythings just fine! Yay, Baby Boy!!

Newt said...

Oh, that's such good news! Good baby! Keep growing!

Tracy said...

Oh, don't feel sheepish...you have EVERY right to panic when you see blood.

I was oh so happy to read this post. I've been very, very worried about you.

Keep taking care of yourself. And please keep us posted after your appointment on Tuesday.

xo

Kymberli said...

Thank God everything is okay! Don't feel sheepish one bit - I had bleeding with no apparent cause at 15 weeks and did not hesitate to rush straight to the ER. Your experience sounds similar to mine - the u/s didn't reveal much except what possibly could have been a clot that seemed to be resolving itself, and I was also told to drink tons of water and stay off my feet for two days until I could follow up with my doctor. Everything worked out just fine in the end, and I hope it will for you, too!

Antigone said...

I'm so glad everything seems to be okay now. I hope you're not too stressed.

waitinginline said...

Thank God!!! I am so releived that you and baby boy are doing well. Good luck with your new "job"! I hope your weekend is relaxing and red-free.

My Reality said...

Thank god you are both ok. How scary.

Julie said...

Katie,

I'm so glad that everything is ok! I would be so freaked out if I had bleeding at this point--I don't think you have anything to feel sheepish about at all!

Can you move your bedrest to a lounge chair outside? Love the sun we're having! :)

Thinking of you, and let us know if you need anything.

Searching said...

Oh, Thank you God!! I was so worried. I'm glad it seems to be resolving. Enjoy your weekend of bedrest and tell that baby to play some soccer to keep you entertained and have peace of mind!

Samantha said...

Katie, I'm so relieved that it looks to be nothing! I hope you can relax and enjoy a little time off your feet and let those bruises resolve themselves!

Mrs. Piggy said...

Thanks for the update...I'm so glad everything worked out.
See, as soon as you get comfortable, something is always waiting to creep out from around the corner. I feel your pain :(

Geohde said...

Phew!

So glad the Mystery Bleed is stopping,

J

Fertilized said...

i am glad that after the check all seems well! i vote for your turning into a princess and having the man servant wait on you by the ring of a bell!

Maria said...

Don't feel sheepish. I think it's great that you got everything checked out.

Keeping resting and drinking H2O!!

Debby said...

What a ride. I hope that the red doesn't come back so that you don't have to go through this emotional roller coaster again.

Amy said...

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Katie, I'm taking a break, but I was trying to do some catching up and saw this.

I am sure everything will be just fine. You always need to contact the doctor for anything! No need to feel sheepish!

Just know I am thinking of you and the little guy. Best wishes for an enjoyable bed rest!

alison said...

Hey lady. I had to take a quick vacation break to make sure things were well. So glad to hear it's getting better. How very scary! Hang in there Baby Boy, mama needs a break!

Anns said...

Oh God..... what a SCARE........
Relax, drink lots of water, think positive thoughts..... and know you're in all of our thoughts.

JJ said...

Sorry I am belated reading about the scare you had--glad everything seems to be OK! Baby Boy is a trooper!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I am late to this news (SORRY!), but so very glad to hear that things are ok. HUGS!!!

peesticksandstones said...

Oh my God -- I felt my heart stop reading your last post. But I am so happy things seem okay now, and hope you enjoy the rest. Take care! I'll be thinking about you.

wanttobeamom said...

I'm very glad to hear the spotting has stopped and there doesn't seem to be anything major wrong! I say you take it easy and try to enjoy relaxing.

Adriane said...

So glad to read this update. Take it very easy these next few weeks. I'll be thinking about you!!

sara said...

I am so glad things are okay, and I hope your weekend of bedrest goes quickly! Spotting and bleeding can be so scary, isn't it? I can't wait to hear how your appt Tuesday goes, I'll be waiting for some good news.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I'm so glad everything seems to be okay! I hope this weekend's bedrest and water were just what you needed. Good luck tomorrow!

Jen said...

Of course you were concerned! I was concerned! I am just so happy to hear that everything is fine, and it doesn't sound like anything problematic. I hope to hear a good report from the doc this week. In the meantime take care of yourself and your little man!

Joy said...

PHEW!!!

I have heard of many women who had a little vessel in the cervix burst and cause a little bleeding... just keep counting movements, sweetheart! He should be fine!

pamela.ilovemcdreamy said...

That is really scary! But m glad that you are doing ok.

And you go ahead and abuse the system of - HONEY, CAN YOU GET A GLASS OF WATER PLEASE? HONEY, CAN YOU MOVE THE PILLOW PLEASE?
from now till you recover!!

Big hugs.

Ms. J said...

It sounds like you have a good doctor, and he is on top of things! You are in the home stretch, honey, stay focused on that! Every day you stay pregnant is one day more of baby boy growing stronger and bigger. Sending prayers.