Day 2, done!

So yesterday was my first full day in the hospital, and it went pretty well. Slowly, as you might imagine, but not too bad. My friend Laurie came to visit, which was awesome.

I also met several doctors who came to introduce themselves to me. The anesthesiologist, who of course will be my BFF at some point, plus a neonatologist (for preemies) who I hope will not be my BFF, but if he is, it’ll be okay. Because he’s nice. A physical therapist also came by to show me some exercises to do in bed to keep me from turning into an even bigger pile of mush. Now the key is to, you know, do them.

George came by after work, bearing McDonald’s since the hospital dinner was not something I was going to be eating. So I let George eat it, and even he said it was gross (ice-cold spaghetti with meat sauce? mmm!) Today I should be getting a menu so I can choose my meals, and if not, at lunchtime yesterday (you don’t want to know what yesterday’s lunch was, I’m still having nightmares about it) I discovered you can always get ham and cheeese sandwiches. Whew!

This morning I was woken by a doctor who was v perky and cheerful. She said my labs came back showing I’m definitely developing pre-eclampsia, so I’ll definitely be here until the babies are born. Sounds pretty long-term, which is good – they’re not anticipating that I’ll have them, you know, tomorrow, but pre-e can change quickly, so we’ll see. In any case, it was advise that I get some Christmas decorations in here. πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “Day 2, done!

  1. Searching

    Ooooo, I’m glad you are in the hosp! Pre-e isn’t any fun, for you or the babies! But, you are there and your every move will be monitored so you will be okay. πŸ™‚ Sorry about the food. See, shoulda came here. You can get all sorts of food ordered as “room service,” so when you feel like eating. Plus they put butter in everything I think. Most of it’s pretty good. Hence me bringing salads for lunch/dinner every day. πŸ™‚ Glad to hear things are trucking along and you have some nice docs. You need to decorate your little hovel and then put up some pics so we can all see this massive private room. Have a wonderful and relaxing day just watching Christmas movies.

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  2. Anonymous

    Pammy,hope all is going well. Happy Holidays to you and babies. Have you decided which one you will name after me? Ket

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  3. Tee

    In case you haven’t already heard, I happen to know that there is a team actively planning the new decor of your room. I’ll see what I can do to make it as tasteful as possible! πŸ˜‰

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  4. Joy

    Hey you!! I’m thinking of you and am glad to hear the hospital stay is tolerable so far. You are doing so well and are so close to the end! The pre-e stuff is scary and I’m glad to hear they are keeping you there to watch it…its so strange how it can just develop out of no where! I’m thinking of you and am here if you ever want to vent or just discuss the craziness of it all!

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  5. Kelly

    Sounds like you are a rockstar!I had my triplets in July, but there was Santa wrapping paper over the window to my room the whole 5 weeks I spent on bedrest. It was there when I was admitted, so I decided to just go with it.

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