So I haven't been here much as I nearly died Sunday before last. I was doing some stretches my chiropractor had given me for my hip pain when I realized that my left leg was swollen and discoloured. So that night I tried elevating the leg which helped with the swelling but not the colour. So I took myself to the ER to find that I had a clot from my ankle beyond what they could see in my groin. The doctor also believed I had emboli in my lungs but didn't feel the need with my pregnancy to confirm with ct. Was started on a heparin drip right away. So last tues I had surgery with a general anesthetic to remove some of the clot, put a filter in my vena cava to prevent other clots traveling to my lungs and also a shunt was placed in my vein to prevent collapse. I have something called May Thurner syndrome where when pregnant your main hip artery compresses the vein there and causes clots.
It wasn't until Wednesday that I got an ultrasound which showed baby still moving and a heartbeat of 162.
The pain I now have in my calf is horrible and I need a walker to get around. My sleep has been terrible with the pain. I get short of breath easily and so dizzy/faint if I stand for more than a few minutes.
I need to take blood thinners until after babies birth. So have risked out of the birth centre. Which makes me sad too, I am going today to have my first in office visit with my ob. I believe they are doing another ultrasound as well, which is good.
I am praying that all the doctors had to do to save my life will not have affected my child's.