Steroids In My Ass & Other Fun Things…
Firstly, if there’s a whole bunch of spelling mistakes it’s because I’m typing this on my phone from my hospital bed so bare with me.. 😊
This morning I had my latest check up in the clinic. I’m 38+1.
I’d been told they would most likely induce me or break my waters at this stage with the Gestational Diabetes but at the same time I wasn’t sure of a definite plan so I was excited and nervous and curious coming in here today.
Well, it all turned in to a bit of a crap fest fairly fast to be honest. 😂
So baby is oblique again. This is exactly what happened on my last pregnancy 7 years ago. Oblique is not sideways but not head down.. sort of hovering alongside where it should be.
Because I’m full term – well full term for the diabetes anyway – they couldn’t let me home, but at the same time can’t induce or do anything because he or she isn’t head down.
Right. So a C section then.
Grand except my Doc is apparently not available until Monday to do one.
So I was admitted straight after my appointment and had an ecg. Having serious flash backs of all this 7 years ago.
Now, the fun part is that because I will be having a planned C Section they apparently have to give steroids to avoid the baby getting something called “Wet lungs”. Not only that, but because I have GD and the steroids will send my blood sugar levels up too high I’ll have to have insulin too. Yay! 😂
Now, even MORE fun than all that is that I have learned today that steroid injections are given in your ass.
In. Your. Ass.
Have I mentioned that my midwife today is male? 😳
And of course I’ve already managed to make a show of myself.
I lay on my side and pulled down my leggings and pants a bit for him to give me the steroid..
He said “A little more..”
So I pulled my pants down a little lower..
He said “No, No. A little more on your side.”
Fan – f*cking – tastic.
So I’m here until Monday when I’ll have a C Section.. unless by some miracle the baby goes head down properly before then.. and I’ll get a steroid injection in my ass once a day and insulin, as well as checking my blood sugar levels 7 times a day instead of the usual 5.
This baby better be cute.
Also, my ass hurts.