Trina was still laying on the table for the mandatory "after insem horizontal rest" when the cramping started. The nurse popped in and told us our time was up, we could go and I informed her we were gonna hang out til the cramps subsided. She shot Trina a glance and said to take our time, they didn't need the room. Now Trina was on her side moaning a bit. I put my hand on her thigh. Trina asked me not to touch her. I was worried, so when she moaned again I rubbed her back. This did NOT make her happy. Then the cramping dulled, she rolled onto her back and apologized for snapping at me. I was just glad the pain was starting to go away. Suddenly she said "I don't feel well, I'm going to throw up" then "I NEED PANTS!" I grabbed her pants and barely got them on her before she was out the door. We got halfway down the hall to the bathroom before she leaned against the wall and sort of slid down it. The pain was back. She stayed there for a minute and I was really stating to worry. Then she shot up and was stumbling to the restroom, but it was occupied so she ducked into the nearest exam room and puked in their sink. She looked so sick, kind of green. I got a cool rag to put on her neck. The restroom was now open so she went in there to clean up. When she came out she was white as a sheet. I was scared to death, she was very close to passing out. We went back into the exam room we hijacked. I tried to help her get on the table, but she wanted to lay on the cool tile floor. She was slurring and mumbling saying things like her hands were heavy, she was going to pass out and that she was hot. She was still in a lot of pain. A nurse brought us a glass of ice water and I kept cool rags on her forehead or the back of her neck depending how she was positioned. It was hard to remember not to stroke her hair or run my hand down her arm. She did NOT want to be touched. I felt so useless. We stayed on that floor for about 45 min. Finally the pain subsided, she got some color back in her face, her arms got less "heavy" and she cooled off. We stayed in there for a few more minutes just to be sure and then made our way to the lobby. I left Trina in a comfy chair while I went to check out, but she didn't stay put, a few minutes later she was next to me saying she was cold. She still didn't have her normal color back and she was covered in goosebumps. I bought her a juice at the cafe downstairs hoping that raising her blood sugar would help. She insisted she could make it to the car instead of me going up and brining it around. I laid the seat all the way back and put my jacket over her. She thanked me for taking such good care of her and apologized for yelling at me every time I touched her. Then she fell asleep and stayed asleep the whole hour ride home. By the time we got there, her color was normal and she was not in any major pain.
I was so happy to be home safe with my wife. I made a nice dinner and we snuggled on the couch watching movies all night. It was a very nice ending to a dramatic day.
Swim Team #3