The Smith's +Two + One = A Whole Lot of LOVE and FUN!!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Another Visit Only....
Last night we visited L&D again! I had called Dr. Holsten's office starting around 9 am. Going back and forth with our nurse, Gwen, it was determined I should go into L&D to have them evaluate my feet and legs (Dr. Holsten was out of town). Shannon came home and we got to L&D around 4:45...and the waiting began. My understanding was that we were to get a doppler of my legs to check for blood clots only. Needless to say we were there 5 hours. They hooked me and the babies up to watch heart rates and contractions. They rolled me to radiology to do an ultrasound on my legs, and then back to our room to sit and wait and wait and wait to be told that it is only edema and to keep my feet elevated. They also wrote me a prescription for support hose but I don't see myself going to that extreme (yes, Shannon is upset with me on that). All in all it was a LONG night and by I was tired and starving by the time we left. I never dreamed they would only allow me ice chips (I drank gallons of water last time)and to stay in the bed so long hooked up to monitors just for my feet. I told Shannon....we will not be visiting unless emergencies are at hand or babies are on the way. I know they were only being cautious as I am SO close and these are all signs of preterm labor. Shannon is always so good to stay by me....and keep me laughing and my spirits up. Here is a pic he shot while we were initially waiting! Side note....there is no telling how much MCG has spent on that blue gel they use for ultrasounds on me alone!