Monday, November 23, 2015

Post birth trauma rauma

Since my birth story was long enough as it was I thought I'd give this story its own post. 

I had been looking forward to my post birth meal for weeks now. Matt and I had talked about getting the keg but didn't know how good the steaks would be upon delivery. So we decided to go with luigi's pizza. SO GOOD. By the time Matt got back with it, they were just getting ready to take me to my new room, so despite how delicious it smelled, it had to wait. We get into our room and Matt asks if I want a piece, and I do cause I am starving, but they are talking about checking my vitals and going to the bathroom, blah blah and I really want to just enjoy this meal, so we wait. The nurse stands me up and leads me into the bathroom gives a run down and leaves. As I am trying to go, I start feeling very light headed, so I call Matt in and tell him to bring the pizza, thinking I just need to eat something since I just did the marathon of labor and hadn't eaten since that morning. Matt starts feeding me a few bites of pizza and I can feel my eyes getting heavy, and it's getting harder to chew and swallow. Next thing I know Matt is yelling at the top of his lungs, NURSE, and I am resting my head on his shoulder. (Come to find out Matt had been yelling for them to come for a few minutes because he couldn't find the nurse alarm in the bathroom and didn't want to just let me or the precious pizza drop. 
So a few nurses come running in and they lift me off the toilet and tell me not to look at the ground but to pick a spot on the wall and focus on it. I start taking a few baby steps but I can feel darkness closing in around me and the hole is getting smaller and smaller. I tell them I don't think I am going to make it to the bed, and honestly I don't remember if I did, because the next thing I remember is lying in the bed and waking up to nurses yelling my name. Matt said when I first passed out he was pretty sure I was dead because he had tried shaking me awake and had been yelling for the nurses for awhile but I didn't respond. I honestly thought I had just fallen asleep and that everything was totally normal. Needless to say the rest of the night was a wash for me, which was sad cause my family came in to see baby and I could barely keep my eyes open and I had wanted to get all these pictures but forgot to tell people to take some. So sadly baby doesn't have very many pictures of him with anyone at the hospital 


Kristen Ruiz said...

Oh no! Was this your first time you've passed out? Poor, poor Matt, I can just see him panicking over you and the pizza hahaha.

chan said...

First time this pregnancy. I passed out while doing sealings with sienna.Kind of a weird experience :)

jennica said...

Whoa I have never passed out! So crazy!!