Labor and Delivery visit
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|Wed, 08-29-2012 - 6:55pm|
I went to the ER last night for my gallbladder, and they admitted me into Labor and Delivery. I wasn't in labor, they just said it was policy since I'm so pregnant. I stayed there last night and left around 6pm today. Had to do fetal monitoring the whole time, so I didn't get any sleep, but that's ok. The doc on call was the OB that works with my midwife. My midwife is out of town this week. He was really helpful and let me have painkillers, so I'm really greatful. They gave me pain meds hourly for my gall stones until the attack finally passed (it hurt over 41 hours straight this attack.) Still won't give me any other drugs to take home, I just have to go back the next attack. They ran bloodwork and urine and said there is no sign of infection. The doc said he thinks digestion is effecting gallbladder, and suggested Zantac and Zofran and Tylenol during the next attack. And if that doesn't work, I can go back to the hospital and get real drugs again.
They did an OB ultrasound. 2 techs did it, and neither could find baby's right kidney. But I had a level II scan a few months ago, and kidneys were fine then, so I guess the baby was just moving too much to get a good view today. Baby is estimated at 5 pounds 10 ounces at 35w1d. He's breech. Both legs are fully extended with his feet up at his head. The OB said in about 2 weeks if baby hasn't flipped we'll either schedule a c-section or schedule a manual flip. (They'll give me an epidural and attempt to physically flip him.) They won't let me do a vaginal breech delivery.
Okay, that's my day. Glad to finally not be hurting, but nervous about the baby still being breech.