Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A trip to the ER in the end

All was fine yesterday until Mike came home. I had no spotting, I had rested in bed and then on the couch, I had a bit to eat and watched the match.

Then I went to the loo again and the spotting was back. A good bit more, not dripping, but definitely a lot in the paper. And the colour was definitely off. Not brown and not red, kind of purple. And the consistency. I was sure it was over.
Me: "Mike, I'm bleeding now, I want to go to the hospital, I need to know if Elvis is still alive"
Mike: "Maybe we can wait until tomorrow and go to the clinic" (Men!)
Me: "I don't think I'll be able to sleep at all"
Mike: "Let's go then"

The ER of the maternity hospital was empty, I got checked in and the midwife took my vitals. I got to use the loo again to give a urine sample. No more blood. The midwife was lovely and reassuring, the fact that I had no pain or cramps was a good sign. The doctor on call was busy with a C-section but she was going to be with me in minutes. I was so tired at that point that I think I actually slept for a few minutes.
Dr. Z. came down and she brought me to the u/s room straight away. She was going to do an external u/s which took me by surprise, I didn't think you could see much at 8 weeks, but she was confident we would. And we did. The gestational sac was immediately visible and to our eyes much bigger than last Thursday. And Elvis was there too, also bigger than last Thursday. But I couldn't make out if there was a heartbeat at all. And then Dr. Z. pointed it out to us "There it is!" Oh my God, thank you so much. I actually hugged her sobbing. What a relief. She didn't take any measurements, this was just to reassure us that we still had a viable pregnancy. I couldn't see any sign of obvious bleeding around the sac so I asked her where could I be bleeding from. She said they still don't know for sure what the cause of bleeding around 8 weeks may be, but that all the research points towards the fact that it may be caused by the placenta embedding in the uterus. That made perfect sense. She said everything looked as it should be, and that unless the bleeding worsen or I start cramping there is no reason for concern at the moment. I had no more bleeding. Thinking about it now, it was very very little in any case, but I'm glad I went.

31 comments:

  1. Glad to hear everything is still good, I'm excited for you!! I have invitro in sept and I'm hoping to finally be get pregnant. Rooting for you, Pumpkin.

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  2. How frightening....glad everything is ok and se reassured you. Glad little Elvis is not only ok, but growing!!! I bet the growth caused the bleeding. ;)

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  3. So glad to hear that all is well with little Elvis!! I had the same thing at 8 weeks and it scared the crap out of me!!!! Praying that there is no more spotting.

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  4. Good girl going straight to the ER. I'm so glad to hear everything was fine the little Elvis-guy! Hoping this is it for scares!

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  5. OH Elvis! I'm so proud of you, and your Momma and Daddy!

    It's going to be a bumpy ride, my love...so hang on tight! (Fran, you totally did the right thing...drink lots of water---I'll be here praying for you all each and every day!)

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  6. I am so happy to hear Elvis is okay!! What a scare! I hope everything continues to go smoothly.

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  7. Thank goodness, Fran! And thank goodness you went. I think that was absolutely the right thing to do. And now you know that Elvis is okay. I'd have been scared out of my wits. I hope it's much smoother sailing from here (and I also think that the placenta embedding in the uterus as the cause of spotting makes a lot of sense).

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  8. I'm so glad everything is ok. And it sounds like you had a pleasant doctor to deal with. So many times I hear terrible stories of ER visits and very snippy nurses and doctors, so good for you. And YAY for little Elvis!!! And when you're pg, any blood is too much blood, that's for sure.

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  9. What a relief!! I'm glad everything is still great with Elvis. Sending you both lots of love!

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  10. Oh my - I read your title and it scared me so much. I am so glad that everything is ok! Keep growing Elvis!!!!

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  11. Relieved to hear it! Sorry I have been away so long - was worried when I read the title of you post but now I have a smile on my face for you :)

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  12. Thank God Elvis is okay! Of course you were terribly frightened and I'm glad Mike took you to the ER. Are you taking any progesterone suppository? I had some bleeding too and the doc said the progesterone can irritate the vaginal lining and cause bleeding (although I was skeptical b/c there seemed to be more blood than a little irritation would cause). I hope the bleeding stops and you're feeling better. Love and hugs.

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  13. Yikes, sorry to hear about the scare - but so glad to hear that little E is just fine and growing as he/she should be.

    Hoping and praying the next 32 weeks go by extremely uneventfully.

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  14. So glad to hear that Elvis is ok! What a frightening time that must have been. It's good to know that bleeding like that doesn't mean the end. Take care!

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  15. Sorry for the scare, Fran. FYI, I had light bleeding/spotting until about 14 weeks. Hope yours is gone sooner than that! ((hugs))

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  16. That's great news!! SO So happy for you guys. Keeping my fingers crossed the rest of the pregnancy goes more smoothly.

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  17. Whew, Fran. Glad all is well with Elvis. I could understand where anything not the norm would freak you out. I'm also glad to hear the the doctor and the nurses were so nice to you.

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  18. So glad Elvis is okay! Scary!!!

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  19. Spotting is always scary. I had some during my early pregnancy and freaked out too. I'm glad everything is okay, and little Elvis is still growing. Take it easy, and give the baby loves from me. :)

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  20. What a relief! i'm so glad you went to the ER to make sure everything was OK and glad it was!!!

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  21. Yeah Fran, so glad that elvis is there and bigger too, awesome! I just caught up on your last few days of posts and you know I totally know and get how you feel, so many of us do I think. Its a hard road to get here and even harder sometimes once we arrive, its never easy and we will never relax completely I think. Anyway so glad all is well, and leave Dr Google alone girl, God Willing all will continue as it should. So happy for you, more than you can imagine my friend. xoxoxo

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  22. So glad everything is fine with Elvis! I am sure it was reassuring to just go to the hospital and see that sweet little one!

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  23. Oh, sweetie - you poor thing! What a scare, but so relieved at your happy ending! Keeping you in my thoughts.
    Love,
    Maddy

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  24. Oh sweetie... I am glad everything is going fine! It could be subchorionic bleeding (which I had).

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  25. I have to say you had my stomach in knots when I started reading your post. I'm sure it was nothing like what you felt. Fran, I am praying so hard for you and this little baby. I am relieved to hear things are well. Hugs! Cathy

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  26. I gasped when I read your title and I was so relieved to hear that everything is fine. Whew. I would have gone to the ER, too. In a heartbeat. The white knuckle ride of pregnancy!

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  27. phew, how scary! so glad everything looked good and hope that purple stuff stays away.

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  28. Oh Fran I was so scared when I saw this post heading! I am so glad to hear that Elvis is doing well and burrowing in there for his long journey. Take it easy and take care!

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  29. I'm glad everything is fine and that Elvis is growing. It must have been very scary! Sounds like the dr. was wonderful. Lots of hugs coming your way!

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  30. Glad to hear that all is ok with Elvis after that scary experience. Thinking of you.

    xxx

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  31. Whew! So happy to hear everything looked great on the u/s!!

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