Sunday, September 9, 2012

Good Thing

I did not get discharged as I was hoping.  My OB was not at the hospital today and the rounding OB was clearly did not want to be the one to discharge me.  Honestly, I don't think they really know what to do with me, and the concern is that with my platelets kind of being all over the place, then they could just as easily go down as up. 

After the OB left the room, more excitement started.  I have been having BH contractions for quite some time so I wasn't too alarmed when I was told that I had contractions on the monitors these past couple of days.

Today, however, my nurse came in after about 45 minutes on the monitors and informed me that my contractions were now only 5 minutes apart. I was noticing them, too, at least more than I had been in previous monitorings.  She alerted the on-call doctor who ordered another hour of monitoring and no more food just in case things got started and it was baby time.  I had a couple of super strong, painful contractions that I actually had to breathe through, and then things seemed to calm down.  I was still having contractions, but they were spacing out and losing intensity.

Whew! 

So, I guess it was a good thing I was here, because had I been home, I likely would have gone to L&D.  At least I was here already.

So, next steps will be determined by tomorrow's platelet count.  I will see my OB when he rounds in the morning.  My loose understanding is that, at this point, if my count stays the same or goes up, I will get to go home.  If it goes down, I will have to stay here. 

And so we wait.

3 comments:

HereWeGoAJen said...

I will keep my fingers crossed for tomorrow!

manapan said...

Up, up, up, platelets!

It Is What It Is said...

So much to contend with...hope today is an UP day.