Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Scare of a lifetime

We all have been sick in bed since Thursday night and I was having trouble breathing so I went in for a check. They later called me to say that a test came back indicating I had thrown a blood clot into my lungs and to go to the hospital immediately for more tests because this kind of thing occasionally happens in pregnancy and can be fatal. Thank God everything turned out ok, but they did expose the baby to some radiation and other substances that we pray won't harm her. They were not sure as to the risks of the tests, only said that the risk to me superceded other concerns at the moment. We were absolutely terrified. I never planned on needing to have the kinds of conversations I had with my husband yesterday. Talks about comas, raising our daughter (s), things that shouldn't be left unsaid.

I have so much more respect for life today than I did yesterday. Not taking it for granted. Really realizing that I hold 2 lives in my hands right now and if I don't take care of myself, I am not taking care of the other.

But, as I said, I am fine. They did not find anything and hopefully that will be the end of it. Just wanted to let you know. We have all returned to our regularly scheduled colds.


Blogger Ris said...

I am so relieved that you are okay! What a terrifying time that must have been! I just can't even imagine.

I hope the last weeks go smoothly and the newest little girl in the family comes safely into the world!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Sabrina said...

Oh my! I'm glad your ok! I just got out of the hospital myself for something pregnancy relater. Seems gallbladders go out during and after pregnancy. Nice! I'm sure your little one is still growing and everything will be fine.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Melody said...

I am sooooo sorry you had to go through all of that! But I am really glad to know that you are okay. Hang in there with the nausea. You've come so far and don't have long to go. You are a trooper. Good luck with everything!

11:33 AM  
Blogger notasoccermom said...

I'm glad you're ok!!! How scary!

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Sigh. I am soooo glad everything went ok. How scary is that? As far as the radiation I use to work for a physicist and you didnt expose your baby one tiny bit so dont worry about that. Didnt they put that lead apron on you?

5:51 AM  
Blogger parrotheadmom said...

scary! glad it went ok.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Cagey said...

Glad you are okay!

Regarding X-Rays, if it makes you feel any better, my mom still tells the story of how when she pregnant with me, they were worried about something having to do with me, so they took x-rays OF ME to check everything out. I turned out somewhat okay, although my husband may argue that I am crabby way too much. :-) Hang in there.

3:32 PM  

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