Yesterday Amy called about 11:00 am to say she is is pain worse than her gallbladder was. It is in the lower right side of her stomach, And she is very sick. I had a feeling it was her appendix. I was soo scared as she is over 6 months pregnant, So I told her go to the hospital. Around 2 I get a call she is in the maternity ward. She said er sent her right there they do not handle pregnant people in er. The fear set in. She has been setting there in pain with monitors on her. Like labor and delivery. She has not seen a doctor as yet. So of coarse DR MOM kicks in. I said you hit the panic button now. Tell them you want blood work and a ultrasound, This is an appendix. Not a baby delivery. I called my friend in St. Louis as a back up. She will go there after work if nothing starts to happen for her. So around 4 Amy called her blood work came back as high white count. So it is either her body rejecting the kid. or infection. With her being b- she has had a hard time with this baby. The father is a positive blood type. So the baby may also be. She has to take rogam shots with this one to keep her body from attacking the baby like a virus.
So she said they are admitting her to the hospital. And she will get an ultrasound. I then called my other daughter and met her in another area so we can go to St. Louis together.
At 6:00 pm she called they are taking her to emergency surgery. It is appendix. So All the time it takes us to drive there she is in surgery alone. She is awake for the whole thing. They can not put her asleep.
What is amazing. When Amy was in school she wanted to be a doctor, but she went into chemicals. She enjoyed being awake She wanted to have a mirror to see what they were doing. They said no. They had to cut her higher to the right side and move the baby over. And they asked her do you want to see your appendix. She said yes. So she knows what a bad appendix looks like now. What a kid,
I get a call and I am 10 minutes away from her now. she is out of surgery. And it is pouring the rain so hard you can barely see the road. She said I am OK. They have her on a morphine drip in her back for pain. She is still sick to her stomach.
But she went through this alone. I told my self I would all ways be there for my kids. As my Mom was never there for me. But I was with her on the phone and I am here now. I feel her pain. And like the mommy bear want to still protector her at age 27.
Update: I am back home and so is she today 10-09-2008
Her meds are wore off so she feels a bit of the pain but all is well.
Baby is fine. No reaction to antibiotics. Yea. They gave her a spin off of amoxacillin.
She has allergy's to it.
I am a bit tired and my allergy's are awaking.
But I am ok.
Thanks for all your kind words of support.