Bed and breakfast?
Shopping excursion by myself?
Just spent 18 hours in the hospital. Passing at least one kidney stone, apparently.
I had some pain Sunday afternoon, but assumed it was baby pressing on a nerve or kicking me the wrong way. This ain't my first rodeo, you know? Dr. Husband and I took the kids swimming, and I thought being in the water would help baby move off of whichever of my delicate organs she was battering.
But the pain got worse. So bad I became non-functional. And when you're pregnant, or even when you're not, and have pain that severe, you're wise to get yourself to the ER.
I was admitted to a labor and delivery room where I got another ultrasound, including my kidneys, and a whole lotta other tests. Everyone was concerned I might be in preterm labor. Twenty-four weeks is WAY too soon for baby to be making her appearance. But all looked great with me and baby; this did not appear to be a pregnancy issue.
The pain? I had heard it's right up there with a natural childbirth, which I have experienced. And I can confirm that is true. It was BAD, people. I was on an IV and got morphine all night long. By morning was feeling way better, though even now I am still very tender. Was sent home this afternoon with instructions to drink my weight in water every day. Argh. So I'll pretty much be living in the bathroom now.
Very thankful for many things: health insurance, good doctors and nurses, my sweet husband, my parents who pitched in to watch my four kids all of Sunday evening and much of today, relief from the severe pain, and a healthy baby who will bide her time in the womb.
Would love for you to join me in praying that the stone still visible in my right kidney would dissolve and disappear and that I will have NO further complications or distress from this episode...thank you!