Saturday, November 7, 2009


It was a bit of a scary day today! Luckily, the baby is just fine. I was feeding him this morning when i got up and felt something wet. I looked down and my incision was bleeding. Then, it started gushing. Called my OB who told me to put a pad on it and call her back in a bit to see how much it was bleeding.

Turns out it started gushing everywhere. I mean crime scene kind of everywhere. We were in a panic because we didn't want to take the baby into the ER with all the sick people but no one lived close enough to get to us right away. On the way, we called Blake's mom who met us there and took him home.

Turns out I had a hematoma. It basically is a pocket of fluid that can build up and it needs to come out. Talk about not so much fun when they are poking and prodding in my incision. Meanwhile, i hear them say they haven't seen one this big, and this much blood in one. Awesome. At least, I am one that can surprise even ER docs. The whole time I am worrying about whether or not Brady is ok.

Then, they started talking blood transfusion and I freaked. I was thinking the worst....worrying about my little baby I could see it in Blake's eyes too! My platelet count was low but luckily not low enough to need a transfusion. I don't handle loosing blood well which is why I can't give blood (I pass out every time!) They want your count to be around 12-13 and mine was 8. At 6 they would do an infusion! So, it wasn't good, and not too bad. I was given strict instructions to not do a damn thing, and to see my OB first thing Monday morning!

The worst part is Blake told his mom to keep Brady overnight because he knew even if he took care of him, i would be up wondering if he is ok. I, on the other hand am not handling that very well. I know I need to get better, but to me, it's too soon to be away from him.

The good thing about all of this is I am hoping it is the reason why I am having issues with my milk production. I am producing more than I was previously, but not enough for Brady's big appetite (which means I have to supplement) Most likely, the fluid has been building up or a while and I hope it's the cause of this other issue!!!

Since I have been home, my fever went down (I have had a fever since I got home from hospital, my OB put me on antibiotics but nothing was working), and the swelling went down on my feet. Weird.

I hope I didn't freak anyone else out (i know a lot of you are prego now) but know that my luck is just unlike anyone else, I swear! I am just so frustrated at this point. All I want to do is cuddle with my squishy baby, and be able to feed him what he needs and I can't do either of those at this moment.


Jennelle said...

Oh, Amy! I'm glad you're doing better, and I hope you fully recover quickly. Brady is safe and sound with his grandma, but I'm sure not being with him is killing you. Take it easy, and feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Wow, we really are on the same road lately! A bit different on the scare-fronts, but scary none-the-less. I'm so sorry you are away from Brady for the night, hang in there, he's in good hands with Grandma! And follow the doctor's orders, rest rest rest. Take care of yourself! xo.

Julia said...

ick, no fun! I'm glad you are okay....that could have been a lot worse. get better and take some much needed resting time.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Amy. :( I'm so sorry you guys are having such a rough time! I hope you heal very soon and can cuddle that sweet baby tomorrow.

Angie said...

Don't worry about scaring me, I know that unforseen things like this can happen and it's just life.
I am glad to hear your feet swelling went down, that's a plus, and hopefully your incision will be good as new soon and Brady can come back home. Take care of yourself.

LC said...

I hope you are doing better, Amy! Thinking of you and Brady!

Katie said...

Amy, so glad you are doing better. I couldn't imagine having my incision prodded on so soon after the surgery. I'll be thinking of you, Blake and Brady.

Lisa said...

OMG, Amy!! Lots of T & P to you. I cannot imagine how scary that must've been. Hopefully, you'll be all squared away soon. Please keep up posted.

Sarah said...

Holy crap, Amy! How scary indeed! If I was gushing blood I would probably pass out AND throw up at the same time - sounds like you handled things well!
Hope that incision heals up stat!