I called the CNM's office this morning, after gushing blood for 2.5 days, and no one seemed to be overly concerned about it. But I felt like I was swimming in it this morning. So I headed over to L&D and said that I'd really like to leave this place without my cervical polyp so I can quit bleeding. weeeelllll, it doesn't look like it is the polyp causing the problem. The CNM said my cervix looks raw and erroded, interesting, since it didn't look that way just a week ago. So I had another u/s, and the placenta and everything is okay, but my fluid was down by half of what it was a week ago. That pretty much accounts for why I've noticed an increase in the bleeding. It's not all blood, some of it is amniotic fluid. So I was pretty much given that the only option is to transfer to the large hospital in the area, and live there until the baby is born. I'll be 26 weeks on Monday. I cried and sobbed and begged for other options. I can't imagine leaving my family for that long. The CNM finally came back and said I could have a shot of steroids now, and another in 24 hours, at which point, they will check my fluids again to see if it's changed appreciably, and if not, then maybe this can be managed on an outpatient basis. The good news is the baby is doing fine and my cervix is absolutely closed and long. The bad news is, I'm leaking fluid, and I've allowed a speculum exam and a transvaginal u/s. No more of either, obviously, and we'll wait until Monday when I'll go to the larger hospital to see if they want me on antibiotics. I can't express how crushed I am. I went from planning a peaceful homebirth to being a high-risk patient. I've got DH out right now buying me vit C, and i'm taking cal/mag/zinc, but I don't think there is much hope of the bag resealing at this point. It's been three days, and it's just not likely. I really hope I don't end up in the hospital, but maybe that's what needs to happen. I'll miss my kids and DH, and my horse, and pretty much everything else, and I'm just whining now. I'm hoping for good news tomorrow. Until then, I'm going to drink gallons and hope for the best.
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3/29/08 at 6:50pm