This last week has been the hardest week of my life. I ran out of my meds. They keep me even and keep me human. I suffered from the WORST withdrawal symptoms ever. Come to find out the Dr’s office made the blunder that made me suffer for 6 days. YIKES! BUT I will not ever let my meds get that low again. I thought and felt as though I was crazy. Anyway I made it through that saw the light at the end of the tunnel and got a dreaded phone call. My Daughter (18, 20 wks pregnant, and Type 1 Diabetic) called and said that she was being admitted to the Hospital. She was having
severe pain in her back. I got there and let me tell you. As a mom you are NEVER prepared for walking in and seeing your child in pain. Your first instinct is to fix them. Then defend them. If someone doesn’t move fast enough for your comfort, you make me them move. Its also what you do to keep them calm and Honestly I am amazed at my ability to keep her calm, and help her escape her pain. She is now prepared for labor LOL. Anyway after 8 hrs or more in the ER w/morphine (yikes yes I know I freaked out too, but come to find out its ok). We finally made it into a room, the pain would come in waves, but the Care was MUCH better on the floor than in the ER. I was sorely disappointed as a human to see how some of them treat patients with such detachment 😦 its quite sad. So we got on the floor made it through some more bouts of pain. The Endocrinologist (a blood specialist) came and looked at her numbers and made a few decisions regarding her blood sugars.
The next morning her OB came in. Very nice man, and made some decisions etc as well as said it was more than likely a kidney stone. Hopefully it will pass. Then he changed his mind and had a Urologist come in. Thank GOD! I have to take a step back and say one thing. God has his hands all over this mess. I had so many friends, my boss, my co-workers and everyone I knew on FB praying for these two babies. Looking back I see his hand at work. Calling the OB back into the room to make a decision that I believe saved my grandchild’s life. The Urologist took one look and said, this is the procedure you need done. its called a stint, we will put it in through your urethra and connect your bladder to your kidney to relieve the pressure. In his opinion the stone would not pass due to how long she was in pain, and the fact that it was not moving. they did a spinal anesthetic and that would be safest for the baby. They both did well.
We did have some contractions later in the evening. However we all agreed it was due to the swelling in her bladder and that general area. they looked for the baby’s heartbeat and it was strong and great. Peanut was moving like a champion. The next day was rough, but no where NEAR what the first day was. I am amazed at how clear God made my mind so that I could be a clam, collective good strong mother. I took my meds that night and woke up feeling human the next day.
Thank you Lord for blessing my life with amazing family and Friends. Thank you for guiding the Dr’s mind and hands to make the right decisions for my daughter and my grand baby. Thank you for guiding the Wonderful caring nursing staff at the hospital. Thank you for giving the straight, clarity, and knowledge of what to do and what was needed. ~Amen