Hey ladies, I just got discharged after three days in the hospital. On tuesday morning, I developed the worst pain on the left side of my back. It became worse and worse throughout the morning and early afternoon. I have never experienced pain like that. I went to labour and delivery and they saw me immediately and sent me for a kidney ultrasound and sure enough there is a large stone there. So they admitted me and I tried my first Tylenol 3's and I became very loopy but I was refusing the morphine and demerol so the T3's were my only other option. They dulled the pain but I could still feel it and I liked knowing that I was still in pain. The pain subsided and I only had one more painful bout and that was early this morning and there was blood in my urine and they are pretty sure that the stone has moved into my bladder now. I also developed a bladder infection that I am being treated for. I am have little to no pain so my OB decided to discharge me (which I also pushed for) and I have been sent home with some T3's incase of emergency and some antibiotics. The baby is perfectly fine. I was able to hear his heartbeat three times a day during my stay. They do not want to put me under and "blast" the stone while I am pregnant if I am not having any pain. Right now (almost 25 weeks), I will just start the waiting game until I am due and I will hope that this doesn't cause me any further issues until after delivery and then we will take care of it. Has anyone else experienced this? They told me that it's surprisingly common in the second trimester especially in our region where we have notoriously "hard" water. I missed the Mothering girls and I missed my kids like CRAZY but they got to visit me on the maternity floor and get a sneak peak of where I will be staying when I have the baby. My care was amazing- the nurses were just wonderful and it was nice seeing my OB again. I don't have my first appt with him until next month and it was nice seeing him ahead of time for us to get reaquainted. I kept mourning the fact that I don't have a midwife this time around but after talking with my OB, I remembered how cool he is and I am happy that I am under his care.
Soooo.... that's where I have been... has anyone else "been there"?