Go Time…

Posted by usaussie On September - 15 - 2011 0 Comment
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Well, after close to 3 years of “trying” my cell phone rang today at around lunch time…and Melody said that the Doctors told her it was go time. She had to be admitted to the hospital for observation for pre-eclampsia (Pre-eclampsia is a medical condition in which hypertension arises in pregnancy (pregnancy-induced hypertension) in association with significant amounts of protein in the urine.) She said there was no urgent rush, and that I could take my time coming home, but not to procrastinate.

So…I quickly sent what would be my last couple of emails, set my out of office reply, told my bosses that I may not be back…and headed home.

We had a quick bite to eat…a last meal if you will….and then went over to the hospital. Melody’s Mom was with us, so she helped carry some of the bags in.

We were admitted at around 2pm, and they started doing the usual monitoring and tests. At around 6pm, our doctor (Seidel) came in and said yep….this is it…we’re going to induce you. They started the magnesium drip (to ward off seizures and complications from the pre-eclampsia) and the started the Pitosin drip too (the one that induces labor).

Gradually, up until about 11pm melody started feeling worse and worse….but still not actual final stages of labor, so they said that she should try to get some sleep.

All in all, it was an exciting day, but nothing to report just yet. I’m sure we won’t last much longer as a 2 person family in the morning.

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