Saturday, February 21, 2009

Kristin's idea of a fun Friday night. (By Jason)

Yesterday Kristin was very sick, and writhing in pain all day. She talked to the on-call OB doc on the phone and he told her to go to the ER to see want was going on. So around 6 pm we dropped the kids off at her parents' house and started our fun Friday night.
In the ER they did some blood and urine work and found that her white blood cell count was elevated -- a lot! That combined with the symptoms that she was having made them think that she might have appendicitis, so we started prepping ourselves for the possibility of emergency surgery.


The other thought was that she could have a kidney stone, so they took her (juiced on morphine) over to the ultra sound department to check for stones(they would normally do a CT scan, but that's not safe for the baby). Luckily they found no stones and could not even visualize the appendix. So back to the ER we went and waited for the doc to talk to the surgeon to decide what to do next. They decided to try an MRI to take a better look at the appendix, then back to the ER to wait for the results. Eventually the doc came in and said that it did not look like there was any appendicitis, so no surgery.
So, what they think is happening is that Kristin's uterus is smushing in on the tube from the kidney to the bladder on the right side, not letting the urine through like it should so it's backing up to her kidney and there is mild to moderate swelling that is causing all the pain. The only thing that they can to to fix it would be to put in a stent and they say people have tons of pain with those too, so they didn't feel like it was really worth it. Basically Kristin just has to live with it until the baby comes and releases the pressure. They gave her prescriptions for nausea and pain meds and told us to come back if the pain gets much worse or if she develops a fever.
We are just very grateful that Kristin did not have to have surgery and that there is nothing wrong with the baby. It was an exhausting night though and we ended up being in the ER for just a hair under six hours. Since it was Friday night, lots of places were still open, so I took Kristin to Sonic for a hot fudge sundae afterwords.

Oh yeah, while we were in the ultrasound dept I asked the tech to just look to verify that there was only one baby --which there is. That's all I asked for, but he asked if we wanted to know the baby's sex. He then showed us that we are having a BOY! I was so excited! I could not stop smiling for the rest of the ultrasound. I was kind of surpised how excited I was that it's a boy, but I think I would have been as excited for a girl too. It's just nice to know. I took some video while he was looking at the baby, so I'll try to put that on too.
So now we need to come up with a name. We don't have anything picked out yet, so we are open to suggestions here. And just to clarify: We are not going to be doing another L name.
video

13 comments:

the DeCampos Family said...

I am so glad that everything is ok with you and the baby. Congrats on a boy! That is so fun so have 2 of each

Our Family said...

Congrats! I am glad that you are doing okay! MY friend is having a boy this week and she had the same thing happen but she had to have stent and she said taht it killed!

Liz said...

We're glad everything is ok (minus still having to deal with the pain). Congrats on having a boy- that's what I voted for! :)

shaded said...

First, I am SO GLAD that Kristy is OK, but bummed that they said, "The pain will go away when the baby comes." 21 weeks and counting, I guess. AND YEA FOR A BOY! I secretly have been hoping you guys were having a boy. That is so fun for you! I will have to think of some good names to share with you....it is always hard! Are you opposed to L names altogether? Logan is a good name. Braxton is the name of a little boy in our ward and I think it is cute. Well, congrats to all and I home Kristin isn't feeling too bad!

Shelly Beth said...

PS: Shaded was me, but Drew's name came up...weird

Amy said...

Congrats Kristy...I am so glad everything worked out and you didn't have surgery. How scary. Yay, for a boy! Goodluck on the name. Ryan and I have the hardest time coming up with something we both liked. Can't wait to hear what you decide!

Lynnette said...

So Sorry to hear about your Friday night, and the rest of your pregnancy, Kristin! I hope it won't be as bad as it was Friday! Congrats on a little boy! That is so exciting!!! Luke will be happy to have a brother! I was going to suggest Lyle for a boy n ame! Just kidding. I would never do that! Daniel suggests Waldo! that's something to think about, anyway! Just kidding again. I'm afraid you're on your own here. Boy nmes are hard to come up with.

Kristan Carter said...

Kristin,
I can't believe all that you did on one Friday night....Jenny Bond has the exact same thing...no joke...exactly...crazy...I hope you are feeling better.

nana said...

oh my I feel badly for the pain you have had so far. I know kidney stones are not fun, so if this is like that ouch. I worry about you.. I am so excited for our little guy. It will be fun, you dress Luke so cute, and it will be so great to have another boy for Lukey.

nana said...

oh my I feel badly for the pain you have had so far. I know kidney stones are not fun, so if this is like that ouch. I worry about you.. I am so excited for our little guy. It will be fun, you dress Luke so cute, and it will be so great to have another boy for Lukey.

Emily Heizer said...

Kristin is always coming up with excellent ideas for entertainment. Whether it is making doughnuts from scratch so you gain ten pounds in 4 hours, or bicycling through water with library books, or just spending a quiet evening snuggled up with severe morning sickness, Kristin is here to entertain!!!

LOL

Poor baby I am sorry you guys were in the hospital so long. At least Kris got lots of drugs to feel better and you know nothing is wrong with little Emily Junior. lol

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Judy Lamont Stock said...

GO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR!!!! I can recommend one if you want!