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Jadeandrainbowbub

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Re: Back for round 3
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2018 at 12:16 AM »
Hi English Rose :)
Sorry I haven't checked in in a while! I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. That sounds really hard. :( I hope your baby girl is still growing well? Have u had another scan since your last update? :)

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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2018 at 07:09 PM »
Had just a cervical length check yesterday,  still over 3cm so no worries there. we decided to persue treatment for our dog so my hubby will be gone all week to bring him to a specialist.  Little nervous about something going wrong with the pregnancy while he's gone since I won't be able to be off my feet as much but I am stablish going into the week at least!  Hoping for a good growth scan in two weeks  :)

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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2018 at 05:46 PM »
Thats great news about the cl! I am so happy for you :) I hope you can try and take it easy despite your husband being away. It would be a bit harder without the extra help. Maybe just try and do only the bare minimum?

Awe, I hope the treatment works well for your dog. We have two dogs and they are part of the family, so I can imagine it would be worrying with him not well.

Good luck for your next scan :) Getting closer to viability now!! How exciting!

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« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2018 at 11:33 AM »
Another update, went to L&D yesterday for severe cramping and back pain since Saturday. They found me fingertip dilated so kept me overnight for observation and possible cerclage.

Looks like i'll get to go home today since the ultrasound this morning still showed 3cm of cervix despite significant funneling and the slight dilation. Dr thinks risks outweigh the benefits at this point since he's worried putting a stitch in would irritate things even more and might not help since it's really the uterine septum that's my underlying issue not cervical incompetence. Couldn't sleep last night for close painful contractions but at least this morning it has returned to the more crampy feeling that I came in with. Will need to turn around and come right back in if things get worse. I'm frustrated that they aren't giving me more treatment options at this point. They won't prescribe any maintenance tolycotics and have recently changed hospital policy so they no longer run FFN tests.

I don't feel like I'm going to deliver in the next day or two but at the same time not feeling like I have long left either.  On the plus side no new bleeds and amniotic fluid levels look normal.

Jadeandrainbowbub

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« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2018 at 12:29 AM »
Awe that sounds so scary for you! I am glad you still have 3cm of cervix left. The dialation doesn't sound good tho. I hope you can take it really easy over the next few days especially :) Hopefully your bub can hang tight for a while longer.

I can't believe they won't run ffn tests! Or prescribe something to stop the cramping and contractions :( How many weeks are you today? I think you are the same as me?? Can u ask to speak to another dr or complain?

 In our hospital we have a thing called Ryan's rule, where we can ring and put a complaint in for better care if we feel we aren't being cared for well or listened to. And the organisation will directly call the hospital and liaison for us and send out  a skilled dr from another hospital for a 2nd opinion of treatment. Do you have anything like that where you are?

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« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2018 at 12:30 AM »
That rule doesn't just apply in our hospital. Typo. Lol. Pretty sure it is for all of Queensland. :) I hope you have more options soon to help you and bub.

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« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2018 at 11:38 AM »
Good news, my uterus finally seems to be calming down. Bouts of contractions and cramping less frequent last night and this morning so I think we escaped with just a scare for now.

Wasn't really the individual dr that was the problem otherwise I would be complaining and asking for second opinions: hospital policy is only to prescribe things to stop contractions when you are in active labor and they are trying to buy enough time for the steroids to work...it was the same thing at the hospital I went to with my previous pregnancies before we moved. Same with the FFN, hospital policy, not that it would have been particularly helpful anyway since I'm already receiving high-risk care, but a negative result might have given me a small bit of relief.

22 weeks 3 days now. Determined to make it to viability.

Unfortunately I've picked up my kids cough now, and I'm disproportionately scared of coughing hard enough to break my waters or trigger a new bleed. Been much more strict about staying off my feet this week, it was scary watching the cervical length scan since when they added only the gentlest bit of fundal pressure my internal os visibly collapsed from a V to a U (but still with enough cervix left underneath the U if that makes sense).

This was my first inpatient visit to this hospital and the nurses were great and the drs did listen just have their hands tied with what they can do at this point. I am really anxious about ending up with a longer hospital stay now though since I learned they have a very strict "no children under 12 rule" for the maternity ward and labor and delivery ward. i.e. I wouldn't be able to get any visits from my son the whole time I'm there. Will also need to wait for a babysitter to get here before going in to the hospital if I'm home alone with my son since I'm not even allowed to bring him in an emergent situation. This makes me so nervous since the hospital is an hour away and I take less than an hour to dilate 0-10cm so waiting around 30mins for help with my son could be disastrous.  My husband brought me in for my hospital visit this week but wasn't allowed back with me since our son was with him  >:(.

One good side note I can update on is our dog is doing great. We took out a big loan we can't afford and got him state-of-the-art stereotatic radiation therapy for his nasal cancer. He was a real trooper for it, went into each treatment wagging his tail and hasn't had a single side effect from the radiation. If we are lucky it will buy him another year or two so at least we won't be dealing with a dying dog and a critically ill infant at the same time.

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« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2018 at 09:57 PM »
That is great everything seems to be calming down. Must be a huge relief for you! :)

22+3 is great! Not long now till viability at all!! :D I am 22+6. Had some bleeding again, so very nervous...Bub is still fine tho and they don't know why I am bleeding 😐 I just wish I could fast forward to 24 weeks!!

That makes sense about the hospital policy. I understand what you mean about the ffn tho. If would be a big relief to get a negative one :) I am glad the drs and nurses did listen though. I guess they are very limited before 24 weeks.

I hope your cough goes soon. Sounds like the worst time for you to have one! That sounds frustrating about the no children policy too :( I would feel lost if I couldn't see my kids! And a difficult situation if you have an emergency. You would think if you had an emergency they would understand!

Wow! That is fantastic that your dog is doing great :) Im so happy for you. Must be a big relief with that worry off your plate for now :)



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« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2018 at 08:07 PM »
Thanks :) things have been even better today with hardly any pains. I hope your bleeding resolves quickly, nothing more terrifying than a fresh gush of blood. I'm surprised I've not had a new one start since I'm due based on my cyclical bleeding.

I'm surprised they didn't keep you as an inpatient for bleeding at this stage..was it just a small amount?