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Kim-how in the world did you manage to let them agree to let you eat and drink after a c/s at your hospital? i was most upset about this *policy* our hospital have as to they have to hear bowel sounds first before they let you eat. as i hadn't eaten in 2 days, i was just starved after my long exhausting labor and then the surgery- they wouldn't even let me have a drink of water for like 24 hours I think if I'm remembeiring correctly! THAT WAS PURE TORTURE! [/B]
|Originally posted by KKmama
Kim, I've wondered the same thing about your eating. I've kind of decided that if I wind up with a repeat, I'm taking my Clif bars with me and not waiting more than 24 hrs (36 absolute max) before I start nibbling on one. I went something like 2 1/2 days before they let me eat... it was insane... I couldn't fart because my poor bottom was confused and swollen (because of rhoids exacerbated by useless castor oil) and my intestines were empty (castor oil). They also wouldn't treat my poor rhoids (not even Tucks, for cryin' out loud!). So no food for KK tell the dr. came down on the nurses and told them they were being ridiculous...
|Originally posted by rainbowmoon
thanks for the links, I will start checking these out!
kim, yes i definitly see this birth as a success, i'm actually grateful for the experience now. just in a different light if you KWIM? if you had told me a month ago these words would be coming out of my mouth I would have laughed!
as for the eating, i wasn't even allowed ice chips! I truly feel them making me wait to eat after my csection messed me up enough to land me back in the hospital last week for 5 days w/ pancreatitits this past week. i never had the gas pains or anything like that and my BM were regular within 2 days. ( I started eating after 24 hours) but the nausea started about then and lasted until this last hospital visit. they suspect possible gallstones?(and i thought it was from my milk coming in!)