It was a long, and not very nice, visit to the hospital yesterday. So far my experience of Liverpool Women’s has been lovely, but yesterday not so much. I went in, and got my own room – a good start, then asked for a scan before I went to surgery but they said no! I’m not so sure why, considering checking on baby before surgery seems vitally important to me, but not to them. So no scan before or after. Then I went down to surgery, got all prepped and then mentioned my latex allergy and that’s when all hell broke lose. Apparently despite all my allergies written on my notes, they still didn’t know and the theatre was made up with latex. So they had to remove the latex cap and send me away. It was 4 hours later before I went back down to surgery. Being both pregnant and diabetic (at least while pregnant) I was not happy. I hadn’t eaten or had anything to drink in over 17 hours!! I was so dehydrated, but luckily my blood sugars didn’t drop too much, in fact they remained steady, which for me is amazing, since only a few days ago they dropped right down to 2.9 or 52 which is counted as a hypo. So it could’ve been BAD! Gideon was keeping an eye on me for sure.
I was pretty angry by the time they came for me, I was very concerned about my button and the ketones that must have been floating around with the dehydration. But I went back down to surgery and they tried to put the latex hat on me again!! I shifted away from them and told them once again “I’m allergic to latex” and they told me that the hat wasn’t latex. Another nurse approached and said it was.
By this point I’m annoyed and scared about the incompetence. If I hadn’t said anything the first time then the would’ve operated on me, with latex – while pregnant. I dread to think.
They did get a needle in my hand this time, not the wrist, but by the time they got me to sleep I was crying. I was afraid for button. They kept saying “breathe, breathe” to keep me calm.
Afterwards, I didn’t have any real pain, they offered me pain relief but I didn’t need it, there was some bleeding, medium red bleeding, now it’s just a bit of light red/brown spotting. it does hurt a bit down there, but nothing serious. I was also ignored for over 5 hours after the surgery, no one came to check on me or to see how I was. I was just left alone, anything could’ve happened….
I’m on my internal antibiotics as well to prevent infection.
The hotel was not up to expectations though, we had stains on sheet, dodgy looking pubic hair in the bed and tatty decor. Not 4 star at all. Sorry Heywood House, you have no right to your 4 star rating, I think you need re-rating.
But we had a lovely time together, and my husband even persuaded a nice restaurant to do a take-out meal of hummus and calamari to keep me happy!
This is my wedding ring and engagement ring.
See my lovely fake nails, those are gel nails, I had them put on for my wedding day and went to get them removed at a neighbours house, who works in the same salon. Well…an hour later and lots of soaking and the nails would NOT come off. It took me hours of scraping, soaking and pulling to get those damn nails off. I do NOT recommend them at all, what the heck are they made off? Asbestos?
Oh and some amazing news. I came home and got out my doppler to try and find baby and was just about to give up when I heard a sudden train-like beating, my little button, he only stayed around for about 5 seconds, but he was there, maybe slightly faster than my Gideon. I cannot tell you the relief I felt hearing him/her.
That’s all. I’m now on bedrest! I have a scan on Friday and then onto the second trimester. I’m 12 weeks tomorrow.