Monday, March 22, 2010

Another Scare

Yesterday Trina went back to work after taking 4 days off due to severe nausea. She'd only been at work for about 2 hrs when she felt a wet gush. She was bleeding again. The doctor on call told her to go home, lay down, take an additional progesterone injection, put on an additional estrogen patch & see our doc this morning. By the time she got home, she was bleeding heavier and passed a large clot. I left work immediately. She was sure she had lost at least one of the babies and was sobbing. I got her calmed down and did a little internet research. I found many moms of multiples who had heavy bleeding with clots that had perfectly healthy babies. I told her this to help bolster her courage. I tossed and turned all night. Scared of what today's ultrasound would show. The nurse found the first baby right off and pointed out the heartbeat. Then it took an agonizing 15 or 20 seconds to find the second sac and then more time maneuvering to find the heartbeat. They're measuring 6wks6days and 7wks and have heart rates of 123 and 132. I'm not sure which numbers belong to which baby, I was too relieved to even ask and our u/s pics aren't labeled. Both babies have been side by side and easily seen until today. I felt cold dread when only one popped into view. The nurse said it was because Trina has blood in her uterus putting pressure on the babies and blurring the scan. Trina is back on bed rest for a week and we go in for a check up on Wed. Hopefully the bleed will have resolved itself by then. I'm thinking it may have been caused by her violent heaving the last few days.

Trina is still sick as a dog. She got to the point of vomiting even water, so she started Z0fran. It did nothing. Then she switched to Ph.en.ergan. It's taking the edge off, but she's sleeping 20hrs a day. Before it's even time for her next dose, the nausea takes hold of her and wakes her up. Even with the drugs anytime she's upright, even sitting she has waves of nausea. I feel so bad for her. At least she's not dry heaving or vomiting every few minutes now. I've been trying to wake her up and get her to eat a few bites or take a drink every hour or 2. So far cantaloupe balls, applesauce, real fruit popsicles and water are about the only things she can tolerate. I'm beginning to think she's going to end up in the hospital with an IV. These babies are really doing a number on her. :(

16 comments:

cindyhoo2 said...

Oh honey, you guys have it bad. I know you are worried sick for her all the time and she is... well, sick all the time. Then the bleeding on top of the nausea is brutal and beyond scary. There are no words to say how sorry I am that this pregnancy is so hard on you both.

The good news is that your babies seem to be holding up just fine. What a relief!

K J and the kids said...

Poor thing. I remember bleeding and being SO scared.
After talking to a lot of people about their pregnancies I found out that a lot of women bleed. I wish more people talked about it. You wouldn't be so damn scared when it happens to you.
Sounds like everything is moving along. I hope whatever is causing the bleeding will resolve itself so that you both don't have to be nervous wrecks.

For the Long Haul said...

Just wanted to share with you that a good friend of mine was pregnant with twins and had the same thing happen. She bled a lot and passed a clot the size of her palm and was convinced she had lost one of the babies.

Right now her perfectly healthy two little boys are almost 9 months old and doing great. So it does happen, and things can work out all right. So sorry about the barfing though...hang in there. Both of you.

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Candi said...

good that the babies are still there! i hope she gets past the nausea soon

anofferingoflove said...

ugh, im so sorry things are so hard and scary right now. i hope the bleeding and the nausea subside soon. thinking of you both ((()))

nutella said...

I'm so sorry for the scares and bleeding and nausea. Hoping that Trinas body can find a healthy balance soon.

Farmer Femme said...

How frightening! I'm so sorry for what must have been a dreadful worry. I do hope T feels better very soon. Glad your babes are doing well. xoxo

Schroedinger said...

Wow, I am so sorry to hear this. What a nightmare! I hope things even out for you two soon. Great that the babies seem unperturbed by all of what's going on around them!

Gia said...

oh my!!1 thinking of you gals and those lo.... everyday till that counter gets to " I'pam Due today!"

Ruby at Breathedragon said...

The baby gods are not going easy on Trina! Poor thing. I hope the nausea eases up - and no more bleeding, yikes! So nerve wracking. Sending you guys good vibes.

2momsmakinalilluvbug said...

ohhhhhhhh so sorry for the sickness and bleeding, take it easy and feel better, all the best...and so glad the lil ones are doing ok.

poppycat.wordpress.com said...

Wow, i'm sorry this has been so hard thus far. I feel terrible for you and reading your post brings back all the terror I had during the first tri when I was bleeding. And then the sickness too? I'm sorry darlings.

I remember when I was bleeding, which is very common with twins, that Two Moms Two Monkeys told me she had bled a lot, with clots, and her babes are big strong babies now. Find her on my blog roll and go take a look at those sweet boys. It might give you some much deserve peace of mind.

Thinking of you both and hoping things ease up very soon.

tui said...

Wow, what a scare alright. I'm glad to hear things are looking good though and glad you got the reassurance of the scan. Hope Trina is feeling a lot better soon, and hope you don't wear yourself out too much playing nurse! :)

mama bea, bao in the oven said...

Ugh, I am so sorry to hear about the constant nausea and vomiting and the scary, scary bleeding. Your poor wife! I hope the illness subsides soon and she can get some relief. So glad to hear that the babes are okay in there.

ngprocess said...

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~Nate