Unfortunately, Dr. Awesome had already scheduled a vacation to England and left two days after I was admitted and my care was then turned over to her partner, we will call her Dr. A$$hat. After 5 days of continuous monitoring Clara was remaining healthy but I was tired of being in the hospital so Dr. A$$hat ordered an amniocentesis to see if her lungs had developed enough for delivery. They were developed but she had also passed her first meconium so it was GO TIME…stat C-section.
|Ten Perfectly Long Toes|
|Dr. A$$hat's general attitude after the surgery.|
The next two days were fairly uneventful, I was still in the hospital but I never regained my energy. This was my third C-section and I knew that things were not quite right but Dr. A$$hat was certain all was well.
My amazing nurse (who saved my life) came in and in less than ten minutes had my stats checked, IV started, x-ray ordered, blood drawn and was pushing me down the hall to x-ray. I could hear Clara crying as I was wheeled away in my bed, screaming in pain.
|Her big sisters love her to pieces.|
At some point while I was in x-ray the pain got so terrible that I literally had an 'out of body' experience. The tech kept shoving the film into my back which is exactly where all of the blood had pooled. My kidneys, liver, bladder and lungs had been displaced by the blood clot and she kept ramming the hard film right in to it. Eventually it became too much and it was like I was floating in the corner watching it happen to someone else. Ironically, I have never before believed in the 'out of body' phenomenon and I still am on the fence about it....even though it happened to me.
|My super awesome nurse trying to hang my blood products fast enough to keep my H&H stable.|
|The charge nurse's feelings about the doctor|
shoving the consent form in front of her IV needle.
|Visiting me in the ICU.|
Eventually they got me settled in the ICU but I still had no clue what had happened and what a long road I was about to travel to recovery.
Through this I ended up receiving more than 12 units of blood, 7 units of Fresh Frozen Plasma, multiple units of platelets and whatever else they could pump into me. It was not until my husband was able to come see me and I could write to him “where is my uterus?” that I knew for certain I had a hysterectomy. Of course, as the daughter of a pathologist I had to know *exactly* where my uterus was and why it was not already enroute to the AFIP...come on people, let's get it together.
|Barely alive in the ICU...|
but my sweet babies came to see me.
|My parents and my reaction to |
Dr. A$$hat, after they took
another 15 or so tubes of blood from
me...shocker, I had NO bleeding disorder.
She really is an A$$hat!
|My Reaction to Dr. A$$hat!|
|Leaving the hospital, long before I did.|
Have you ever thought about an out of body experience and do you believe in them?