Thursday, April 7, 2011

Miscarriage Complications

It never fails. My body likes to hold on to these little babies. I went in last Saturday to have the misoprostol inserted. Just like my last miscarriages, about 4 hours later I started to cramp, bleed, and pass some tissue. The cramping continued but the bleeding let up after a few hours. Sunday there was continued cramping but little bleeding. I was hoping I was done with it all, but knew the bleeding was much less than I had with my other miscarriages. Finally, Monday afternoon I started having major cramps and really started bleeding and passing more tissue. The heavier cramps continued through Tuesday but the bleeding tapered off again so I went to see my doctor. She did an ultrasound and sure enough, there was a large clot blocking my cervix. She yanked it out, Oh My Goodness that HURT! I was cringing, crying, wanting to puke and my husband was restraining himself from leaping across the exam table to knock my doctor away from me. Apparently she hit the side of my cervix or uterus with a tool. I went home with some vicodin and continued taking my oral misoprostol and antibiotic.

I went back today for another ultrasound and there is still tissue in my uterus that hasn't really moved in 2 days. I'll go in tomorrow morning for her to insert more misoprostol. Hopefully that will create some strong enough contractions to expel the rest of it.

My body is sore and exhausted. Cramping and having contractions for 6 days straight will really do a number to you. The vicodin helps ease the pain and allows me to sleep through the night, which is nice, but it also makes me hazy and unable to safely care for my 2 year old. My husband has been home most of the week to take care of the both of us. My parents were down for a while to help out so my husband could do some work from home and so our toddler wouldn't have to come to doctor's appointments. Today she went to Grandma and Grandpa's house (my husband's parents) and had a ball. Thank goodness I have so many caring people who are willing to help out. I feel so bad pulling people away from their lives. That has been happening a lot over the past year. One of my husband's coworkers and his wife brought us a wonderful dinner. They have done that for every miscarriage we have had. I finally announced our loss on facebook and am so touched by the emails and messages we have received. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives.


LisaB said...

Oh gosh, I'm so sorry sweetie. That is so awful and scary. I will be thinking of you and hoping you get this behind you and heal. HUGS

meggola said...

Oh Michele, I'm so glad you have so many people around you who love you and are helping you out. I'm so incredibly sorry you're going through this again. I hope you don't have to endure too much more pain. Hugs to you.

Pepper said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through all feels like you can't start healing until the miscarriage is complete, and for you it seems to be taking excrutiatingly longer than any woman should have to handle. Remember there is an entire community of women thinking of you and sending you their strength!