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Wednesday, December 3

Hospital Blues

Well, I'm back in the hospital, boo hoo! I was admitted about two weeks ago for having low amniotic fluid levels (Oligohydramnios) and was here about 5 days. My fluids were back up so my Doctor let me go home on bed rest. I went in for an ultrasound yesterday and my fluids were back down, so they admitted me to the hospital again. I will most likely be here until I have the baby, pretty crazy! At least I got to go home for Thanksgiving! They have me on an IV and are monitoring the baby twice a day. So far all the baby's vitals have been really good.

So, today as I was sitting here, I noticed an air bubble coming down the line in my IV. All I could think of was all the CSI and Law and Order episodes I have seen where someone was killed by air being injected into their veins. I was freaking out! I hit the nurse call button and told the lady that I had an air bubble in my IV line, she said, "What?", so I repeated it, then she said "You have a what in your IV?", I said "AIR BUBBLE!", then she said that she would send in my nurse. Well as I'm waiting, that air bubble is inching closer and closer! AHHH! What should I do? Do I rip the IV line out of my hand before the air bubble kills me? Well, I turned the IV machine around to see if I could figure out how to turn it off. Luckily there was a nice bright red button that said "STOP". So I stopped it with the bubble about 5 inches away. Finally, the nurse comes in and asks if the machine is acting up. I show her the air bubble and say, "I saw this and wasn't sure if it was dangerous or not." She says "Oh that's fine, your body will absorb it. It's only dangerous in those murder mysteries! It would take a whole bag of air to hurt you!" Ok, now I feel like an idiot and my nurse probably thinks I'm a spaz!! Hey, this is first time in my life that I've had to stay in the hospital! I don't know how all that stuff is supposed to work! A little while later I saw another air bubble and even though she had reassured me that it's not dangerous, I can't help but feel a little uneasy watching that air bubble travel down the line! I can't wait until they take this IV out!! Oh and I forgot to mention that John was messing with the IV bag earlier this morning, what's he trying to do to me??? I gotta stop watching CSI!

Here is a pic John snapped of me the first day I was in the hospital:


Here is how they wrapped up my IV hand so I could take a shower:

14 comments:

Pittman Four said...

Hey... Sorry to hear you are back in the hospital. That stinks. Hope you're able to get your creative juices flowing and can think of something to do. :)

We'd come visit but Anna has Strep-throat and 5th disease... whatever that is.

We'll come by and bring you something when everyone is well again:) talk to you later.

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iamwoman said...

yikes! Well- I guess that means you will be blogging..daily..right?!
Hospitals are no fun--but it's worth it to make sure you and that sweet babe are safe!

Rachel said...

I had no idea! Yuck! The things we go through for babies. Don't go too crazy! Good luck!

nick said...

All I could pay attention to was the bubble story!! that was awesome! it would've been even better if you would've ripped it out and you had blood pouring out all over when the nurse came in and you said something cool like, no need for your help now, i took care of it myself.

lapierrefamily said...

LOL! I love th bubble story because I thought the same thing! Dang CSI!!!

lapierrefamily said...

You have to stay in there till baby comes? Are they going to induce you early or do you month in there??

Anonymous said...

Hey it's Aundrea (Baker) now Smith ( we only met a few times when ya'll were first engaged). I'm David Baker's little sister...sorry to hear that you are in the hosiptal I hope that everyting goes well..tell John that I said hey and feel better soon.

ROCKWOOD FAMILY said...

Hey there,
Mom just told me what was happening. I hope everything goes okay. Let us know if we can do anything. Love the bubble story! Can't wait to see you guys sometimes. Talk to ya later...
p.s. are you guys registered anywhere? Let me know.

Jessie said...

Hey....just wanted to drop a line and say that I hope that everything is going well!! I am sure that I will be calling you to check up :)

Candi said...

The bubble story is too funny. I'm so sorry that we didn't make it up to the hospital on Wednesday! Tyler and I both woke up sick and Annagrace has a temp of 102! So, we thought it might be better to wait until this weekend when we are all healthy again. Can't wait to hang out! I'm happy to hear that you might be going home on Tuesday. I will be off that whole week so Annagrace and I will be popping in A LOT to check on you =) (and bring you some goodies - if you are allowed to have them)

Sandy said...

I guess you will be blogging more--not too much going on in a hospital! Maybe you can start watching Soap Operas (yuck!) and of course, Ellen Degeneres. :) Take care--we are thinking about you and want a healthy baby boy. Let us know what you need. Sandy

Lorie said...

I am sorry you are in the hospital! I would have totally freaked about the air bubble too!

The very Happy newly weds said...

Hey We hope everything is going okay, we are praying for you! You have such a good attitude about everything. Good Luck with everything.