Tuesday, January 27, 2009

No Backsplash

Yesterday afternoon we had our 3rd IUI. Our first 2 were so long ago it practically felt like the first time. Everyone was very nice this go round. The "sperm folks" called as soon as the swim team was ready, the nurse escorted us to a room almost immediately, the doc came in and marveled at our chart cracking jokes about "perfect timing" and twins. The insem itself was very quick and nearly painless. Trina only flinched when he found the top of her uterus. Doc said you normally see a tiny bit of backsplash when you push the plunger in, but not this time. Every one of our guys stayed in the uterus, no escape artists "splashing back" through the cervix. We couldn't be happier. Everything was going so well. This should have clued me in, our life is never that easy.
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

                                                              Pre IUI Giddiness

                                                                Boys Deployed

                                                      Starting To Feel The Pain

12 comments:

Meredith said...

Sorry for so much excitement, but my fingers and toes are crossed for you!

N said...

Hurrah! Thinking good thoughts for you.

nutella said...

Uhg, so very sorry about the pain and awfulness, but excited for you that the timing was great!

Jen said...

Holy cow, did you ever figure out what the pain was all about? I have never heard of such a thing after an IUI. I hope she is okay!! Good luck on the timing...

anofferingoflove said...

oh my goodness. did your doc say what caused the bad reaction?!

queerstork said...

Of course I'm glad to have you back on the TTC wagon - but so sorry it had to start like this. Truly frightening!

I hope the next two weeks fly by!

okseriouslyreally said...

Oh my! That sounds like what happened to me after my last IUI. It was intense and horrible. Poor Trina. My doc said she thinks I might have had a mislabeled vial and that it was unwashed when it should have been washed. It was the first time that had ever happened to me and I have had a ton of iuis. Hopefully, T will feel well the rest of the tww and it will fly by. And then, the bfp I know you both want so much! i will be thinking of you!

Jill

mulberry said...

wow! how dreadful... i hope that trina is recovered by today! let's hope that the little swimmers are getting right to business :)

poppycat said...

I was thinking as I read your post that it sounded just like what had happened to Jill of Fingers and Toes Crossed. I see she commented and I wonder if the same thing that happened to her happened to you. Glad everything is better now and I am really pulling for you two. I want to see a bfp in 2 weeks ladies!

journeytowardsourbaby said...

My K has had a couple of IUIs like that too, it's pretty nasty and hard to sit back and watch and not be able to do anything to help too!

Sending good like/vibes/thoughts/everything your way!

welcome2ourworld said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for your guys :) Hope Trina is feeling better by now ?!?

j.k-c. said...

So sorry that happened. I'm glad the swimmers are on board and I hope that Trina is feeling better.