After my next delivery, if there is a next, I’m asking for a Dilation and Curettage (D&C) right away!
As I mentioned in my previous post this morning, I woke up with abdominal pain. The same pain I experienced last week before I was admitted with a uterine infection. On my way to the hospital this morning to see Nora I called my doctor and an appointment was made for me at 10:30 am for an ultrasound.
Lucky me, the ultrasound showed retained placental tissue, the obvious cause of my infection and pain. The cure for such is to get the tissue out, so a D&C was scheduled immediately after my ultrasound.
The actual D&C procedure wasn’t bad at all, well, next to what I’ve already been through! An IV was started and I was given some medication for pain, although I was awake during the procedure. The procedure itself was quick, I’d say 15 minutes maybe. Thankfully my mom just happen to take today off to come see Nora, so she was able to push my wheelchair out of the procedure suite once I was finished. Eric was in surgery, of course, where else would he be when I need him?!
I’m home now, resting. I spent the afternoon in Nora’s room with my mom, she was able to hold her today! I should be feeling better tomorrow. I do have to pump and dump my milk for the next 24 hours because of the pain meds I was given, but if that’s the worst from today, I’ll take it.
Thanks again for the thoughts and prayers 🙂 Oh, and Nora is up to 3 lbs 6 oz now!