Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bed Rest & Cerclage

I went in for my cervix check ultrasound yesterday. They looked at the twins first, and then they went to look at my cervix. Holy cow. I took one look at the screen and was like "that's REALLY not supposed to look like that!!" Basically, instead of my cervix looking like a closed fist (the way it's supposed to), it looked like a funnel (ie half open). WHOOPS! So the doctor is putting me on progesterone suppositories and admitted me into the hospital for observation and a cerclage. So far I'm not contracting, which is excellent, but I do have to stay lying down most of the time. And I'm not going back to work either--it's modified bed rest for me. :-) At least I can get up to use the bathroom!!! Whew! Luckily the hospital has wireless internet, so my hubby brought me my laptop. Now I won't go crazy from boredom! I have books, tv and my computer; and the nurses bring me my meals...who needs to get out of bed?? :-D The main drawback is the fact that the bed is not *so* comfortable, so sleeping is a bit tough, but I have my earplugs and a face mask which helps immensely. I will keep everyone updated!

P.S. This also means that my 20 week bump picture is going to have to wait until I get out of the hospital. Oh well!

4 comments:

margelina said...

Oh, Goodness Elana! Take Care of yourself and those babies! Keep us updated! Praying for all of you!!

Celia said...

Ohhh babydoll,

I'm sorry you are stuck there but glad you are getting taken care of.

celia

jenn said...

I'm so sorry you have to in this place with your pregnancy. All the bestof wishes for you & your babies!

ssbean said...

I'm sorry you having this complication, and at 20wks. It's a good thing you are in the safety of your hospital though. Good luck and take care of yourself and those babies. Keep us updated.