July 22, 2009


I've just been admitted into the stupid hospital overnight and I'm already miserable. I don't really think I need to be but it's "protocol" for when a pregnant woman takes a tumble.

I tripped over a cord last night and fell flat on my face. Everyone keeps asking if I fell on my belly and i can't remember. I don't think I fell hard on my belly, but I remember rolling a little because I was conscious of the fact that I didn't want to be laying on my unborn child. And the pain in my left shoulder was so intense that I wasn't paying attention to much else at the time. The tenderness of my shoulder right now makes it shocking that I don't have a bruise there.

So, upon advice from many people who said, "It can't hurt to check" I called triage and they called me up for 4 hours of monitoring. Monitoring which includes a hospital gown, no eating, no drinking and an IV that still stings. They said they'd watch my contractions and if I had more than 4 per hour, they'd want to keep me overnight.

I had one every 5 - 10 minutes. Lovely. So I'm here until tomorrow.

I'm in a room where they bring c-section patients for recovery before they take them to their actual room. I'm already sick of the lady next to me watching smut on tv and referring to her child as "the kid."

This is all following an afternoon in the ER with Kyle yesterday. He tripped and turned his ankle and it was swollen unlike I had seen an ankle swollen before. Luckily there was no break.

Kyle went home (an hour each way) to get some stuff for me. All I can think about is how much I have to do and how pointless it is that I'm here. I'm wishing I had never made that call to triage because I'm fine and the baby's fine.

The nurses just keep reminding me that it's "protocol." I wonder how much the bill for this "protocol" will be.

I'm hungry, thirsty, way uncomfortable and really cranky.


Kelli said...

Oh No!! Well, there's nothing you can do about...so just enjoy the "down time"

Glad everything is ok!!

Anonymous said...

bummer. glad that both of you (well, all three of you, including kyle!) are OK. try to get some rest...

Tara said...

I understand how frustrated you must be! But *nothing* you have to do is as important as making sure you and the baby are ok. Pregnancy hormones and nesting instincts make that hard to see, though. Hope they release you soon!!

Sarah said...

:( I'm so sorry Sara!!! Glad you're okay, but sorry for both you and Kyle for your respective injuries and hospital visits. And hopefully your contractions won't pick up anymore. I'm sure it stinks being in the hospital when you're thinking about other things you could be doing, but try to just look at it as some down time where you can do nothing BUT relax.

Jeanette said...

Yikes...moment of panic when I read "in hospital overnight". If you need anything from me let me know. I'm glad you and prince consuelo are okay.

Jeni said...

Yuck, better safe than sorry though. Hope you break free soon, and glad all is okay.