Originally Posted by apparitions
Much better.. the demerol is amazing.
They said blood indicated an infection. US showed several stones.
ER Dr's here aren't employed by the hospital and so he said I really needed to talk to my OB and decide from there.
I fear my biggest problem will be DH! He says NO risk to baby Lucas.
I don't think he knows how bad it hurt. The ER Dr. said this is the perfect time and my bloodwork indicates everything else is fine.. which is all the more reason to go for it, or to say "eh, it might go away!" .. he said this is tough and why I really need to talk to my OB and make a decision.
I've had a completely healthy, normal, amazing pregnancy. I'm not afraid for my baby, really. I have faith that the surgery can be done OK and safely, it's such a routine. Just a tough decision!
If you truly
have an infection, it needs to come out. It's the same as an infected appendix. You would NEVER wait on that. If your gall bladder ruptures, you will go septic and your life and your baby's life are at risk. Does your DH understand that?
Having said that, I'm not sure that bloodwork can indicate an infected gall bladder. It's usually not known until they open you up what the exact condition is. I'm certainly no expert though.
If your doc and OB recommend that it comes out, I suggest doing it now. You have a much better chance to have the laparoscopy instead of a larger incision. Recovery is faster. Would you want emergency surgery in the 3rd trimester when the risk for premature labor is greater? Or when you have a newborn to care for?
Believe me, I wanted to avoid surgery too. I didn't want any risk to the baby, especially considering we had been suffering infertility!! In the end though, my OB/RE reassured me. Surgery in the 2nd tri is very safe. If you are going to need surgery, this is the best time. If you delay, you might end up needing it in the 3rd tri or when you have a newborn.
I'm not trying to scare you. This is just all so recent for me and your thoughts and those of your DH reflect mine at the time. Nobody wants surgery, especially when pregnant. But the MOM is a person too. Her needs are just as important. If you are sick and in pain, that's not a healthy environment for the baby either.