Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bed Rest

Yes, I am 7 weeks pregnant and I am on bed rest.

Yesterday was day #8 of every morning bleeding.  Yesterday was probably the scariest.  Yesterday was the day that I decided that this all seemed to strange to keep ignoring, and I went back to the ER to get it investigated.  Then I left the ER with a diagnosis and told I have a very high chance of a threatened miscarriage.

DIAGNOSIS: Subchorionic Hemorrhage

Scary part...It now all makes sense.  In my 1st ultrasound the tech mentioned "free fluid"  So when I had my 2nd ultrasound I told the tech that I already knew about the free fluid, and she noted seeing it aswell.  Then at my 1st OB ultrasound, the tech just looked at my ovaries, and baby and said the spotting is just the free fluid.  she didn't look around much more.  And the OB refuses to see me till I am much further along.

Lets go back to yesterday...

I woke up at 5am to go to pee.  I see RED.  I wiped and wiped till it was much lighter and barely there.  I went back to bed and woke my husband up to let him know that I think I am miscarrying.  I get back up again to check, and this time the blood looked PURPLE! but it wiped back down to a watery red very quickly.  It was over.

I looked up everything I could about miscarriage and what to expect, and it all seemed very text book, the signs I was having.  But the strange part was that by 11am, it was back to very light pink, and mostly brown again...By afternoon, it was the brown spotting.

So last night I panicked.  What if it wasn't a full miscarriage and I'll get an infection..So I went to the ER.  I explained to the doctor what happened and he believed I more than likely miscarried, so he ordered blood work and an ultrasound.  They were very caring and considerate.

When I went in for my ultrasound, the Tech told me she didn't have the big monitor on the wall on that is usually for the patients to watch the ultrasound because she has been burned in the past...huh?  That she doesn't give any information, that we will have to reply 100% on the doctor.  Well, We were able to befriend her in 5 minutes, had her talking about her kid, family, and everything under the she started to talk about the ultrasound!

She found the sac, and the baby right away...PHEW!  The baby has grown since Monday and his heart rate is 130 now!  Right now the baby seems unaffected by the current events.  But we finally were able to see the problem.  She pulled up the old ultrasound photos aswell, and there it was.  A huge tear behind where the placenta is. 

So, for a week I've been saying everyday it seems like it's getting darker, and it's strange how it was mostly in the morning the darkest is because it pools up while I am sleeping, and then works it way out in the morning and then the slow leak through out the day.

The bad news...It's pushing the placenta away.  If it gets a good bleed or pools up, it can loosen the placenta, or stop nourishing the baby because the blood flow will be bleeding out.

And that is why I am on Bed Rest, and 100% pelvic rest (aka no sex)  They gave me 50/50 odds of me keeping the pregnancy.  He said it really could go either way, especially since in 8 days it has just been getting worse and worse, and I haven't done anything strenuous.  The other crazy thing is that my body does NOT like the blood loss.  I have been more dizzy than before.  Since I've gotten pregnant, standing up, or moving makes me dizzy and see spots, now it seems I am dizzy just moving fast, or get light headed standing there. 

Oh! Get this...They want me to go to my local Fire Dept. everyday to be monitored for my blood pressure.  I am assuming this because there are no doctors or pharmacies in my small town. lol  I won't be doing that!  I'll just monitor the bleeding myself, and go in if it's too much.  ( Blood pressure was 105/51 all night at the hospital)


  1. Oh Kellyanne, I hope and pray things turn out for the better. I will be thinking of you!!!! Please take care of yourself during this uncertain time. Just know that I am thinking positive thoughts for you.

  2. Oh man! I'm hoping for the best for you!

  3. Sending you so many hugs and good thoughts -- I really hope your little bean sticks!

  4. Thinking of you. Can you get a home BP monitor? I have one and it will be much easier for you.

  5. Thanks for the well wishes =)

    I just got a call from my Ob who informed me that I am now a high risk patient. She went over Mondays ultrasound, and last nights. She said the tear is a little over 1cm, and she doesn't see that it's healing.

    She also said she saw the ER gave me 50/50 odds, and she doesn't want to put a number on it, but said if there was a time to pray, it would be now. She also made it clear that it was my health at the moment that she's worried with. That if a baby was to miscarry, there isn't anything you can do.

    She gave me the "If you soil a maxi pad in 30 mins, call ME, if you get bad pains call me ASAP - I'll be meeting you in the ER"

    I am on bed rest till Tuesday, when I have to go in and be checked over again.

  6. I'll be praying for you. Keep praying and try to not stress (I know it will be super hard, but will help). God has a reason for everything so just remember that too.

  7. I just said a prayer for you and I am sorry you have to go through all of this. You are a strong person. I am sending HUGS and STICKY dust your way.