Originally Posted by sattygirl99
I'm shocked they only ran menengitis... Poor DD had so much blood taken, growth cultures done, etc. We were in the hospital for 3 or 4 days.
Like you said, there was so much at that time that was a blur, I'm sure what I remember and what actually happened aren't quite accurate. I know they drew blood a number of times, I just remember high counts, infections and the spinal tap was negative, which was a big, huge, thank goodness!
I remember at one point they said they knew it was an infection, which meant antibiotics and NICU, then they just needed to make sure it wasn't menengitis because that meant a 30 day stay instead of other infections that were only a week stay.
I guess regardless though, vaginal checks are NOT always necessary and I'm going to have to discuss this with my new OB...who I'm sure will be super cool, as he has been with EVERYTHING else.
I mean, come on, woman with broken water, contracting every 3 minutes that can't even sit in the bed long enough for you to check her, I think it's safe to say it's "real" labor....no check needed! Plus, "I" was the one who said I needed to push....only THEY needed to confirm that...I already knew it was time!
ARG, makes me mad!
But anyway, again, sorry for hijacking and going off on something else, but thanks for responding!