I checked in to University of Utah Hospital on Tuesday, October 19th at 7:30am to be induced since I was a week overdue.
I was hoping to have a quick delivery...
I wasn't so lucky.
I was in labor for 2 days with the doctors doing everything they could to help me dilate and NOTHING was working. They tried a lot of different things that let's just say hurt REALLY bad. I was stuck at 5 centimeters for 10 hours before my doctor came in and said that it just wasn't going to happen.
On top of that in those two days I was in labor my epidural was not working. They kept upping my dosage and even gave me pain killers on top of it but I could still feel my contractions.. I couldn't feel my legs but I could definitely feel my contractions. It was awful!
So about 7ish pm on Wednesday night I started being prepped for a c section. I was really scared since my epidural wasn't working, that I was going to be able to feel it.
But once I was in there any they gave me a much higher dosage in my epidural all I could feel was tugging.
At 8:01pm Brooklynn Eileen Duty was born.
She was 8lbs 3oz and 20 1/2 inches long.
And just perfect!
Coming off of the epidural was rough. Really rough.
I got back to the room and was shaking uncontrollably. Literally.
I couldn't even hold Brooklynn because I felt so terrible.
The next day they tested my blood and realized that I lost a critical amount of blood and I had a temperature of 103. I was put on 3 different types of antibiotics and had to get a blood transfusion of 2 units. And to make matter worse they had to poke me like 4 different times because I was so swollen no one could find a vain.
Then kept monitoring me.
My blood level still wasn't going up and my temperature was not going down.
So I was back on antibiotics and had another blood transfusion.
My blood level FINALLY went up but I still had a temperature so they were still not letting me go home. I wanted to go home SO bad. I was getting so depressed being stuck in that hospital! But every night one time I would have a high temperature and they would keep me another day to run tests only to find out that they were fine.
Finally, after being in the hospital for an entire week I was able to go home!
I am so thankful for my family who came out to keep me company and sane while stuck in the hospital! Brookie misses you guys!!