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!


Janey said...

Congrats on your pregnant fish! I wish her all the best--and have true empathy for her, 50 babies!

So scary, the ER experience. You're always in my prayers and I'm glad they let you see your baby in the US, how reassuring to see the heartbeat and baby waving about :)

Loves to you guys!

Aubreydoll said...

You could've said something while we were there! I'm so glad everything is okay but sorry you had to spend the night in the ER (and experience a catheter with no pain medication). Hopefully the rest of your week goes a lot better!!

Courtney said...

Oh you poor thing. I can only imagine how terrifying that must have been. Glad that everything looked great with the babe =)

You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers my dear friend!


Preston and Keri Robertson Fam said...

I'm so happy everything is ok! I get cysts when I'm pregnant too. They always give me a little scare, especially at the beginning of my pregnancies.
Congrats on all your new additions. We just got a frog not too long ago. We have discovered that he BARKS! Not kidding! And it's loud!
Anyway, I'm glad you're doing well, and by how fast the heart beat was...sounds like another girl!!! :)
Good luck with everything!


What a Monday, but I am glad all is well. Yes, I have heard of cysts bursting both my mom and sister have experienced that. Hope all continues to go well and you can enjoy your summer a little more.

Brittanie said...

First off, you might want to separate Perdy from the others. You can get a breeding net, etc, or at least get breeding grass, because the other fish will eat the babies.

And I'm glad everything's good with Ewok. Though I've never had a cyst burst myself, I have heard of it happening. it can be fairly common I think.

And sorry about the tooth. I'm in bad need of a dentist visit myself...I'm avoiding it.

Bobby and M!kell said...

wow. busy busy! I am so sorry to hear about the cyst! ouch! sorry the tech wasn't the most pleasant! blah...glad everything is ok. and as for the tooth...yikes...I am in the same boat...I really dislike the dentist and will put it off as long as possible.

Ben & Britt said...

Oh my goodness, you've had quite the weekend haven't you. I am so glad that everything turned out to be okay. Bummer about your tooth though! Good luck with all of the little fish that will be coming soon. Is your tank big enough!? LOL

Alyson said...

SO glad everything is okay! Spending the night in the ER is not exactly the most comfortable experience. And how exciting to have a pregnant fish!

Willow said...

What a good thing that Brian and Erika's dinner plans caused a cancellation/rescheduling of our home-teaching visit. You need Chris right now more than we do.


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Janee said...

Oh wow how scary! I'm so sorry you had to spend the night in the ER - that's the worst! At least you and baby are ok! What a relief!

Danny and Lauren's Blog said...

Woman of the year? Decade? Geesh you are amazing! Glad to see your spirit is still high - I'd probably be a grouchy lady like that night shift lady. =) And yeah for baby Ewok in the tummy!

sara said...

Hi you don't know me but I live in Lansing and came across your blog looking at friends blog. (You know how that works) 2 things one I am a dental hygienist in Lansing who has worked for the best women Dr. for 10 years. So if you need an awesome Dentist let me know or if any of your friends do. 2nd I also had pregnancy cysts and I was so scared too. I did the same thing and went to ER, I had them with 2 of my 3 pregnancy's. sara

April said...

What a scary thing you had to go through. I am so glad it turned out fine. Take it easy.