Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Pregnant Fish, Night in the ER, and a Cracked Tooth
It has been a heck of a week so far! This weekend Chris and I decided that we needed to get Chewy some friends. We headed over to Meier to adopt a goldfish, and ended up walking out with 2 Dalmatian Mollies, 2 neon fish, and a little frog. We found a tank that was on sale, so we decided to purchase it. Chewy has been so entertained by the fish, and is constantly trying to figure out how to get them out. Yes, we did name them all. There is: Pongo, Perdy, Striker, Dash and Frogger. There will soon be more additions to our little fish family... Perdy is pregnant. She looks like she is about to pop any day. I have been anxiously waiting to see her go into action. I guess the Dalmatians tend to have 50+ babies. It will be interesting to see how the next few weeks play out.
In other news Chris and I had our first scare last night. Aubrey, Cadance, and her Mom came over for the Survivor Finale and right before they left I was sitting on the couch and felt this burst in the right side of my stomach. It made me jump it took me so off guard. After they left I told Chris what had happened and we thought we should better check things out and make sure the baby was okay. We headed over to Sparrow Hospital around 11pm, when we arrived at the L&D they told us that you have to be 14 weeks to be seen there. Are you kidding me??!! After what we have been through they wouldn't just check the heartbeat and send us on our merry way?
Our lucky Ewok I held the entire time
My first and hopefully last ER experience
Down to the ER we went. They got us in a room fairly quickly where we waited. And waited. And waited. Finally a resident came in and explained how common cysts bursting in pregnancy can be, and how they think that is what had happened to me. She did an exam, and then an hour later I had a very painful pelvic exam. After the exam the put a catheter in, and we had to wait an additional 2 hours for an ultrasound. The US tech was a grouchy woman who was not happy to be working the night shift. Once we saw our little baby our fears were calmed. Baby Ewok was swimming and doing back flips. Chris even said he saw him wave. The heartbeat was 168, and everything looked great. After our US we went back to our room where we waited for the results...for another 2 hours. After an almost 3 hours of that dang catheter they finally took it out. Oh my heck! Soo painful! Around 4:30 the Dr. came in and told us that the baby has a hell of a heartbeat and that everything looks great. I was put on pelvic rest for 2 weeks, and told to keep it easy the next few weeks. They think it was a cyst that had burst... Have you ever heard of that?! Arriving home at 5:30 this morning wasn't fun, but kn owning that our baby was okay made it totally worth it.
When I woke up this afternoon I felt that something was wrong with one of my back molars. Come to find out, I somehow cracked my tooth! It's only Tuesday and it feels like it should be the weekend already.
I just have to say how grateful I am for modern technology and that our baby is okay. I had a good feeling while we were in the ER that everything was fine, but I didn't want to take any chances. I am so grateful for a supportive husband who stayed with me and comforted me the entire time. I truly feel blessed and lucky.
Here's to a new day!
Posted by Rylie at 12:28 AM