The title says it all. But let me start at the beginning. Warning: TMI post today
As you know I have been having issues with being “blocked up.” Sunday it got even worse. I tried about 3 times in the morning to go and nothing would come out. I could feel it right there and it would not budge. The past 2 nights I had taken 3 Colace pills and they did nothing for me. The after 2 times of trying I decided to try another Fleet Enema. It was painful and still nothing would move. At this point I told hubby that I needed to go to the ER. I was in so much pain the entire ride over. We walk in and the lady that checks you in had me sit in a wheelchair, which I had to do sideways because of the pain. There were people waiting in the ER waiting room and I just prayed I would not have to wait that long. They had 2 Triage rooms where you answer questions about your condition and then they determine your place in line I guess based on severity of your symptoms, etc. They were both full, but once the lady was done in Triage Room 2 I was wheeled in. I answered the questions through the pain and told her on a scale of 1-10 I was at a 10. After that I was wheeled to an ER room and given a gown and told to get on the gurney. I waited for almost 20-30 minutes, I think, for someone to come in to see me. All the while I was doing all I could not to pass out and scream from the pain.
At this time I was also having trouble peeing. So the first thing I got was a catheter. I had this done one other time and it was pretty quickly put in. However, the nurse was having trouble and talk about pain! She must have tried about 5 times before another nurse got it in. All the while they were telling me to relax. Really??? How in the hell am I supposed to relax when I am in this much pain already and you are causing more.
So once that was done I got an IV and some pain medication. The pain meds did not really relieve that much pain, it just made me feel like I was going to pass out. Then the doctor came in and I told him my issue and of course he had to see for himself. So in went the finger and yes he concurred that I had a blockage right at the opening. Now comes the part I will NEVER forget!!! And sorry if this grosses anyone out. But he had to stick his finger back in and dig out the part that was impacted. The pain was unbearable! He actually told me to try to be more quiet with my moans of pain. Excuse me! So he was able to clean out some and then let me rest. They brought in a portable toilet for me to sit on and see if I could pass some on my own. I welcomed the opportunity. And thankfully I was able to. I felt a LOT of relief. Such a difference over the past few days.
I got back into the gurney and rested some more. They then moved me to another room in the ER, this one had a private bathroom. The nurse removed the catheter and then asked me if I wanted to try an enema at the hospital or one at home. I said I would try one there since I wanted to make sure everything was ok. That was still painful, but less painful than what the doc did to me. I still felt like I might have a little blockage so the doctor came back in and checked. He could not feel anything so no more torture treatment. Whew! I asked if I was going to get an ultrasound to check on the baby. He said it was up to me and I said yes!
So another nurse brought in 2 cups of water, about 24 ounces each and said drink up. I was confused and told her I thought I was getting a trans-vaginal one and she said she was told to bring me water. Not helpful. So about an hour later my bladder was full and they wheeled me down to the ultrasound room. The technician did a regular u/s which is why I needed a full bladder to keep it out-of-the-way. I asked if she could tell me if everything looked ok and her answer . . . we aren’t allowed to give results. I started crying. I knew my body had been in so much pain and trauma the last few days and my main concern was the baby.
Once she was done with that she said she wanted to do a trans-vaginal one as well, so I had to empty my bladder. Now mind you I had had the catheter in and had the nurse known that I was having the u/s she would have left it in, but alas it was taken out. So because of the trouble she had getting it in, in the first place, I now had some pain when I peed. I tried my best to empty as much of the bladder that I could and got up on the table. Then the technician tells me to insert the probe myself. WHAT??? I had never done that before. She said they ask the patient so it isn’t painful for them. ok…this was new. So I inserted it and she said my bladder was still too full! UGH!!! Out with the probe and back to the bathroom. Back on the table, insert the probe and finally the bladder was empty enough.
So I asked her again. “Can you at least tell me if you see a heartbeat?” And again she says, “we are not allowed to give results.” I started crying again. I could not believe it. She kept probing around for a long time and clicking buttons and then I heard about a second of what sounded like a heartbeat. I prayed that is what it was. I do know that when I had the u/s done after the ovarian cyst ruptured there is a similar sound when they check blood flow. So I wasn’t sure what it was, but prayed it was the heartbeat.
So after that I was wheeled back to my room in the ER and was left to wait for the results. A half hour passed and nothing. 10 more minutes and nothing and I was being wheeled out into the hall. Yes they needed to room for another patient and I had to now be in the hall. About 20 minutes later, the nurse came up and said that I was being discharged. I was still waiting on the doctor for the results, but asked her if everything was ok with the baby and she said yes. What a relief and then more tears! So she took the IVF out and the doc came over and said everything looked good. The baby was measuring 7 weeks 2 days. I told him that on Friday it was 7 weeks, 3 days and he said that was ok. Then the more I thought about it, I realized that the hospital’s equipment was probably better than what my doctor’s office has as far as clarity and also the hospital has u/s technicians and the doc’s office has the nurse do the test. So there was probably just a minor error on the measurement. Still that is only 2 days behind where I am so I know that is ok.
So after that I got dressed and I was on my way home. I feel so much better. I called the nurse on call last night and pretty much told her I would not take Zofran again and that I needed a new prescription for something that will NOT constipate me. About an hour later, she called back and the doctor prescribed me Phenergan Suppositories for nausea. I am headed out shortly to get them. I haven’t taken anything since yesterday morning and am starting to feel some nausea again. I really hope that this helps and does not cause any issues and that the nausea goes away soon! And I think I pulled some back muscles on the right side from holding on the bars on the side of the gurney when the doctor was doing his thing. Talk about a death grip!
Hope everyone is having a great Monday! 🙂
Thanks for reading.