2008/08/06

It feels wierd

the only other time i have been in the hospital was when i had isa. well, i am getting a bit ahead of myself.

when i went for my prenatal checkup last week my midwife said she thought she heard and irregular heart beat and referred me to winston for a more detailed ultrasound. i didn't really freak out or anything. i figured i would go down and get the ultrasound and they would tell me that they didn't know what she heard and that i had nothing to worry about. kind of weird for me since i freak out about pretty much everything.

well, i got there and they did the ultrasound for about 45-60 minutes. i got a couple cute 3d pictures of the baby and then they told me to wait for the dr. i still wasn't alarmed at this point. when the dr came in she gave me another ultrasound for about 30 minutes and then the fun began.

they found several "abnormalities" in the baby's heartbeat and brain. then i freaked. i wasn't ready for anything like that. i wont go into a lot of detail because even the part i understand is confusing. they sent me straight to the hospital so they could monitor baby for 24 hours. i had a ton of ultrasounds yesterday and my room was full of doctors for about 4 hours. they ended up taking me off the fetal heartbeat monitor after a little while because the heartbeat is so weird that the machine couldn't read it. about every 2 hours a nurse has t come in and listen manually. the good news is that the irregular heartbeat doesn't seem to be negatively affecting the baby in any other ways.

several downers to the situation are that i will need to drive back to winston (1.5 hr) twice a week for ultrasounds to make sure that the baby's heart stays fine. they had to give me steroid shots to develop the baby's lung in case i have to deliver early. they hurt. also, i wont find out about the brain abnormalities until next week when they do an MRI. i hate waiting.

overall a very stressful and exhausting half a day. hopefully i will be out of here and back home this evening but i have to wait and see what they found from all the test yesterday. fun.

12 comments:

Mikie said...

Wow, I can't imagine the anxiety. I'll for sure keep you guys and the baby in my prayers!

Kelly said...

Good luck Megan! I bet it is SO hard to wait!! We're praying for yall. I bet she's super cute!!

Ben said...

We'll definitely keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers. The stairwell seems so empty without you.

Matthew said...

Are any of the 3d ultrasounds available?

Rachel B said...

Megan, Wow, It's interesting to read your latest posts and think back through my last pregnancy. Aaron is now three months old. I hope everything is ok with your baby. I delivered Ammon at 30 weeks, and he didn't have any lasting negative effects from being preemie. I still remember that steriod shot, the nurse came at me like she was throwing a dart. Keep us updated on you and the baby. Take care of yourself and relax.

Whitney said...

Oh Megan! That sounds terrible! I can only imagine how stressed you are. Good Luck! We miss you@

Scott said...

Hi Megan,
If you need any help getting to and from W-S, please give Lisa or me a call. We'll be glad to help in any way possible.

Bennie said...

Don't forget the halfway-there-grandparents. We will be glad to pick you up or put you up anytime. You know that.

Liz said...

Oh my goodness Meghan! I will keep you in my prayers! I hope everythign works out well. so scary! Katie is doing better as well, she takes the Lovenox shots twice a day and has to go see the Dr.'s like every week- she's 30 weeks. Good luck!

Shannon Rabon said...

Megan,
I am so sorry for all the anxiety over the baby. I would be sick with worry! You are and all the family (baby too) in our thoughts and prayers... Shannon and Ashley

Dare said...

Not sure what to say, other than you're in my thoughts. I hope the tests come back quickly and reassuringly. Big hugs!!!!

Shiree said...

I'm proud of you for not freakin out any sooner than you did. Well done! I wish I were there! You'll be in our prayer.