Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hospital Trip #1

Been to there done that. So we had our first trip to the hospital this afternoon. It wasn't due to contractions or labor or whatever. . .I had a little "episode" this morning. Around 9 am I was helping get the kids ready for the day. I had had a blueberry muffin, water and a little coffee for breakfast. Well around 9 am I started feeling really weird. Like I was in a cloud. I couldn't focus, my heart was racing, I couldn't answer questions really. Anyways, I figured I was fine and really shouldn't be having a problem so I drove to Target and let me Mom run in real fast to get a camera battery. While she was inside Grace kept talking to me and I couldn't answer her. Nothing was really computing in my head. When I did answer her my answers were not making sense. When my mom came out I drove to Panera Bread. I thought some food would help me out. We got there and I couldn't figure out the menu. Like, it wouldn't make sense. I couldn't make sense of any of it. Finally I ordered a chicken Cesar salad since I knew they had that...its not what I really wanted but I just felt like I was in a daze and couldn't make sense of anything. . .or answer any questions people were asking me. It was really weird. My mom drove us home and I took a nap. When I got up I had a really bad head ache and took some Tylenol. When Mike got home around 3:30 pm. he called the doctor and my first trip to the hospital began. I was starving. They monitored the baby. . .all looked well. They asked me a bunch of questions and decided it was probably related to my blood sugar in some way. After my doctor was called back I had to get a CAT scan to make sure my brain was OK. It was. It was still there all in working order. . .the final conclusion was that my blood sugar level had a major drop after the muffin and it was taking my body a little bit to get it up to normal again. I don't have diabetes or anything, it was just from "fasting" all night and then starting my day off with a bit too much sugar. I had been having contractions that I could feel and that also showed up on the monitor so they went ahead and checked me again. I was 4 cm and 80% so there was some progress from yesterday. The house doctor said they could probably get me a little pitocin to get my started and let me have the baby if I wanted. I declined and am still hoping we see the new little one by Saturday.

4 comments:

the style crusader said...

stephanie! that is insane! i think next time you can't understand what is going on or respond properly you should let mom drive sooner! i'm glad to hear your brain is okay!! i can't believe you declined the offer of having the baby helped in coming out. i'm going to call you guys tomorrow (friday) morning for you - hopefully you will still be alive by then... and maybe at home? good luck and lots of love! we are thinking about you!!

Michael said...

That was a scary story. I thank the Lord you are okay and I am praying for you and the baby. We love you very much. Mom B.

kate said...

Wow, I'm so glad you're ok! And that the baby is ok, too! Talk about freaky. Glad that the baby is making progress and am hoping and praying to hear of a new little Bannon by Sunday!! So exciting! :)

Juanita said...

I'm glad the baby(Baby Pinky) and you are ok.I tired calling you all this morning nobody answer the phone.It was early your time.