Greetings from the couch - page 2

Well, I promised to keep you all updated on me & my friend, the placenta. Had a little bit of a suprise last night in the form of some more bleeding. I know that the bleeding is usually sudden, but... Read More

  1. by   Texagain
    I'm glad you made it back to the couch!! Did you say you have a previa or an abruption?

    I gave myself a B12 shot once. It's WAY different when it's YOU! I try to remember 'It's better to give than receive'.

    Here's wishing you a boring week.
  2. by   ayemmeff
    Hey,Lou!!

    Bet you were glad to get your bottom back on the couch again after that particular trip out of the house! Glad to hear everything settled again.
    I had reservations about letting my hubbie near me with a sphyg, let alone a needle, during my pregnancy,but its got to be better than another trip to hospital or staying the night in there.Sure he'll do great,and be thinking he's Dr.Mark Green all week!
    Let us know how he goes!!
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    Hi there sweetie! I didn't forget about you..We have just been slammed....Thank you for keeping us updated and hope you are feeling better with NO MORE BLEEDING!
    When my husband was away at sea (during my previa pregnancy), my OB office was an hour away so rather than go all the way there, I opted to pick up the shot and give it to myself..No big deal, right? I'm a nurse.....I found out I was a big chicken..Took at least an hour before I talked myself into doing it. Just aimed and did it..One of the few times I have been grateful for excess (even a little) adipose tissue.....
  4. by   louloubell1
    Bright and early, there he stood, with the syringe in one hand, alcohol pad in the other. . . and a big huge smile on his face. It was sickening. Hubby tried about 5 different times this a.m. to give me the shot, & I chickened out. I'd be all ready for it, and then I'd be like "What angle are you holding that at? Where's the bevel? How fast are you going to do this? Don't poke me in the bone." In the end, I chickened out of letting him do it. I have never been so scared of a shot in my life!

    Now I have had a new experience though. I ended up giving myself the shot, & hubby helped me by z-tracking the skin for me. I learned a couple of things. One, you are right, Texagain,....tis better to give than to receive, but it really sucks when you have to be the giver & receiver, & two, it is really difficult to look at your own butt....and then even more difficult to stick a needle in it, lol.

    Well, it's over with now. I just had to keep telling myself, "the baby needs this, the baby needs this." Hope the baby doesn't need that kind of help from mommy much more often. Whew.

    Just a previa, Texagain. No abbruption, thank God.

    Blessings to you all!
    Lou
    Convicted of placenta previa & serving time on couch arrest ~ Day 25
  5. by   dawngloves
    Shot of what?
  6. by   louloubell1
    Betamethasone. Had to have my second shot this a.m. & they let me just do it at home instead of having to make a special trip to the dr's office.
  7. by   cpgrn
    Wow! I hope all goes well for you. Being stuck on the couch has got to be awful but giving yourself a shot in the butt - that has to be the worst! Great luck to you and baby!
  8. by   mother/babyRN
    Good for YOU!
  9. by   canoehead
    You need a cat- they make lazing around on the couch look cool, and they would be happy to keep you company.
  10. by   ERNurse752
    Originally posted by canoehead
    You need a cat- they make lazing around on the couch look cool, and they would be happy to keep you company.

    And you even have a great reason to not change the litter box!
  11. by   dawngloves
    So you have Previa and PTL?? How much does that stink??!!!
    Keep on cookin' that babe! Put me out of work, please!
  12. by   Jolie
    Hi Lou,

    I loved your injection story! Aren't we such whimps when it comes to inflicting "treatment" on ourselves?

    About 10 years ago, hubby and I were undergoing infertility treatments and had progressed to IM meds, which he flatly refused to inject. (He faints at the THOUGHT of a needle!) It was no problem, since I just took my meds to work with me and had a friend give me my shots. On my day off, I didn't want to drive all the way into work, so I invited my sister, the physician, over for dinner. After dessert, I handed her a syringe and asked her to inject me. She had a blank look on her face, and said she would do it, if I would tell her how. I thought she was joking, but to humor her, I went through all the steps: how to find the landmarks, insert the needle, aspirate, how fast to inject the meds, etc. I then received the most painful injection of my life. I lied and told her she did just fine.

    The next day, my mom called and wanted to know how my bum was feeling. I told her it hurt like he**, and asked why she was asking. She said that my sister had called her after she got home, and told her that she didn't want to admit to me that she had NEVER given an IM injection, and didn't think it had gone too well. So much for medical education.

    Anyway, the treatment was successful. We had a healthy baby girl. Apparently, my infertility was cured, as we had a second (oops) healthy preemie girl 3 years later.

    I now swear by Depo Provera for contraception and have found the most awesome office nurse who can give an IM injection literally without me even feeling it! Too bad she wasn't around to teach my sister!
  13. by   BeachNurse
    I wanted to send you my well-wishes too! I am almost 31 weeks pregnant and lucky to not have complications this time. With my last baby I was on bedrest for 3 months due to pre-term contractions.

    Sorry to hear about all the shots...that really stinks.

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