Monday, November 24, 2008
Well, as you all know we went for our amnio this morning. The nurse started off by doing an ultrasound and measuring the fluid pockets... she got around 11.. or so we thought. Dr. Matsumoto came in to do the amnio... he found a pocket and inserted the (long!) needle (only a little discomfort). As soon as he got the needle in the pocket, the fluid went away (like the baby moved and redistributed the fluid). So, we had to do it all over again. This time the needle hurt like heck going through the uterus! And again, no fluid. So, yes, we had to then do it a third time... I came very close to passing out this time, and again not enough fluid. At this point, Dr. Matsumoto was apologizing profusely and becoming very frustrated as to why this was happening. He told us that very, very rarely does anyone have to be stuck more than once. In fact, he said I was his first in the past 800 that he has done. At this point, he decides to recheck the nurse's fluid measurements.... bingo..... he only measured a 4.9. Not good.. Anything under 5 is in the "danger zone." He got us all cleaned up and then had us hooked up to the NST for a little while to make sure Lucas and I were both okay. While I was on the machine, he personally called Dr. Miller and explained to him the urgency of our situation. We were instructed to go directly to Dr. Miller's office after leaving Northside. Dr. Miller rescheduled our induction for TOMORROW morning! He also checked my cervix to see if I was dilated any.... I am at a 3! That means we get to skip the whole "ripening" part and go straight for the pitocin and breaking of the water in the morning. One step closer!!! Of course, Dr. Miller explained that the baby may not tolerate labor as well due to the extremely low fluid, and if that is the case he will do a c-section if needed. We are fine with either, but really are hoping for a vaginal delivery so recovery will be easier for me. As for this afternoon, I am going to try to rest some. I slept about 2 hours last night, and I figure tonight and all nights in the near future will be the same. I am very crampy and uncomfortable from the amnios today. It was a rough day. We are nervous about how Lucas' lungs will respond and how things will go tomorrow.... nervous, but very excited!