Thursday, 27 May 2010

Scary Day

Yesterday wasn't going to bad until I noticed some PV bleeding. Followed by some abdo cramps. Followed by increased anxiety! I managed to get an appointment with the Midwife, luckily an hour or so later. Wednesday is the Midwife Clinic at the GP Surgery.

After assessment and listening to Spudletta's heart, which was beating as strong and regular as ever (massive decrease in anxiety levels at this point, needless to say!) I was advised to go to the Hospital to the Maternity Delivery Unit to be checked out.

It was the first time I had been there, and the anxiety levels escalated again. I was shown to a bed and sat and sobbed. A midwife came, reassured me, spoke with me, took my details. I felt better in myself and by this point the cramps were no where near as bad. My BP & pulse were fine, I was expecting them to be elevated, but no. She hooked me up to a machine to monitor baby for about 30 minutes. But Baby was being her awkward little self! She let the midwife know she was there and that she was fine - heart beat and movements noted. But did she stay still to get hooked up? Not a chance! She wriggled this way and that way and wouldn't stay still - still indicating that she was fine and dandy, if not awkward!

HK was still at work, as with no transport, he couldn't get back, which didn't help me or him. However, there was a waggon leaving his place to do a delivery in Stafford, so he got a lift all the way to the hospital. It made me feel so much better seeing him and him being there. He was besides himself with worry, to say the least.

The midwives were happy. I was seen by the Doctor - speculum examination and HVS taken (high vaginal swab). A urine sample was also sent to the lab. Turns out that I have Thrush and that this is the likely cause of the bleeding and cramps.

It scared the beejeebers out of me. It even crossed my head that Spud was going to be a May Baby instead of an August Baby. We were both shattered by the time we got home in the evening. I feel achey at the moment, I think just through the sheer stress of the situation, even though I slept very well. Restful and relaxing day for me today, all at my own pace!


paula said...

How in the world did you ever get THRUSH? I though that was something little kids got?

I'll bet HK was beside himself with worry when he was "vehicle" challenged. I am sure you both sighed a HUGH sigh of relief when he got there.

I'll tell you one thing, when I read the wicked word "speculum" every part of my insides tightened up . . . it and I don't get along well anymore. I think, sometimes, parts of my body are turning against me. LOLOL

Hugs to all of you . . .

:0} "auntie' paula

CarpeDyem said...

Apparantly getting thrush and uti's are a common thing to get when preggers!

Now when I heard the word 'speculum', my insides started to recoil! The doctor did the exam, with a nurse as chaperone, plus HK holding my hand. I just thought that I've got to get used to my bits being on display and not to get embarrassed, and that the nurse & Dr probably see dozens of 'bits' a day!

HK was beside himself when I rang to say what had happened, I think he was more anxious than me - even too anxious to have a medicinal whiskey when we got home!