I want a sticker. Two, actually, with sad smilies or some other symbol that makes it quite plain that my babies could not go home with me.
We went back to L&D a few nights ago. I suddenly felt a gush of blood while brushing my teeth. Trying not to panick, I finished cleaning my mouth and face – but then I noticed my pants getting wet. The (regular) pad was soaked. Not comfortable with the idea of going to bed after this experience, I called L&D, who said I should come in. My poor tired husband was first unwilling to go, and then really scared.
For reasons beyond me, it took forever for a cab to actually get here. After a looong ride, we finally arrived and were shown to a room. The nurse made some small talk while taking my vitals – and then she asked who was taking care of the twins now. Ouch. Can’t have been good for my blood pressure either. Thus the sticker.
The ultrasound showed a clot in my uterus. They don’t think it’s firmly attached, so the options were wait-and-see or drugs. I chose the latter, as I’d really like to get over with this (the physical part, anyway). But not so fast. Despite the sleepless night (because of the trip and the well-lit triage room, not the cramps) I didn’t pass any big clots. There were a few more gushes though. At the appointment with the MFM that afternoon (which is worth a post in itself, or three) he could still see debris in there, albeit smaller. He’d like to avoid a D&C if at all possible, and I agree. But those gushes keep coming – not a whole lot, maybe 2 or 3 per day, and they don’t actually soak a maternity pad, but that’s still more than I’m comfortable with.
As an extra twist, I have a retroverted uterus. Thus perhaps the gushes have an anatomical reason – depending on my position, the blood cannot necessarily get out. Nevertheless I don’t know how much longer I want to wait this out. Experiences or suggestions, dear readers?