Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Short Leave of Absence

I know I haven't posted in a while, but my life is a bit crazy these days. I still need to be spending my time getting some more assignments finished before I post anymore. I have 5 more projects due in the next two weeks. So until then you will have to wait to hear about Easter in Arkansas, doctor appointments, and baby showers. There will be lots to catch up on, I just don't have the time at the moment. See you in a couple of weeks when I will be in much better spirits!! :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Oh What a Week

Well it has definitely been an interesting week. We spent Saturday night in Ackerly visiting my parents and getting some much needed maternity clothes from my cousin's gracious wife. We came home Sunday and went about business as usual with a trip to Wal-Mart and a couple of hours of ironing my new wardrobe. We were fairly early to bed and things took a turn for the worse. (caution: things get a little personal from here on out...I will keep it tactful) I had the urge to go to the bathroom, but was unable to do so. I was up around 11 that night with a horrible back pain and still needing to go to the bathroom. I never went to sleep that night and could not find a comfortable position...sitting, standing, laying, nothing was working. I was miserable and called my OB and regular dr ASAP. My regular dr opened sooner and I was just needing to get somewhere. So as I was on my way to my appointment my OB nurse called me and told my Dr. Kroeger already ordered a urinalysis for me and he would see me that afternoon. So Monday we found out it was a UTI, but was not severe.

I slept fine that night and went to school Tuesday morning. I was in a lot of pain throughout the day Tuesday, but managed to make it through the day. The pain came back with a vengeance. I woke Aaron up and told him we had to do something. So off to the ER we went. Once they found out I was pregnant they took me straight upstairs to Labor and Delivery. They took another unrinalysis that night and gave me some pain pills and sent me home. The pain pill worked for a few hours and then I was back in the same pain.

So after I woke up yesterday I took my UTI pills and ate, but was unable to keep anything down since the pain in my back was so bad. I called my dr again (Mom's advice) and he told me to go back to the hospital because my UTI was all cleared up. So basically there was no reason for me to be having that kind of pain. They started an IV to give me some fluids pretty soon after getting there. After several more hours of pain I finally saw my dr and he scheduled a sonogram to view my kidneys and some pain meds. They came in with the meds and I was OUT! That stuff is great!! The only bad thing was when I having my sonogram on my kidneys they checked out Emory too and I was too groggy to see much. Aaron was able to see her sucking her thumb. The sonogram showed there was some obtrusion in my right kidney, but Dr. K wanted to get another look at it so I stayed overnight. After 2 more bags of liquids and 2 doses of "the good stuff" I woke up feeling pretty good this morning. The sonogram this morning showed the same thing and did not show any stones. So that means I have an obtrusion of my ureter, which technically speaking means my uterus is pushing on my ureter and making it too narrow. This causes my kidney to not be able to empty completely and everything just backs up. Emory is just making herself comfy in there and moving anything around she wants until she gets in just the right position. :)

So long story even longer...I'm supposed to drink plenty of fluids and I now have pain pills for when it gets bad. Dr. K said that it could happen again, but it could be 2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 just don't know. He's going to keep an eye on me and if it continues to happen or gets worse then I will have to get a stint put it to open things back up.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I'm thankful for feeling good at the moment and praying things stay this way.