Fade to black.
Like I walked out of my bathroom and thought “wow, I feel kinda tingly, that’s weird” and so I told my husband “I’m feelin’ tingly” to which he says “you should come sit down honey.”
I just knew I wouldn’t make it into the living room (which is like 5 steps from the kitchen), so I turn around, place my apple juice on the counter in the kitchen and I kinda fell… It’s like my legs gave out. My husband came and I leaned on him and I knew- this tingling feeling is so weird. My EYES were tingling. From head to toe, I tingled. And then?
I don’t remember.
I remember waking up, heaving twice and vomiting.
Then? More vomit.
Then I don’t know.
I remember my husband getting frustrated with the woman who answered the 911 call because she wasn’t understanding what our address was.
I remember telling him that “I just felt really sleepy” and I remember him telling me not to sleep, to try really hard to stay awake.
About 7 men in my house fussing over me.
Questions, lots of questions.
You’re having a miscarriage?
Have you had a miscarriage before?
So this is your third pregnancy?
When did you take the Cytotec?
How long have you been bleeding?
You say you bled a lot today, how many pads did you go through? (The answer to that being like 1 pad every 10-15 minutes)
What size was the clot? How many clots?
Questions, Questions, Questions
Ambulance ride (The whole time I thought, how much is this gonna cost me?)
More IV fluids.
Waiting, lots of waiting.
Blah, blah, blah You lost a lot of blood. blah, blah, blah We did detect anemia. blah, blah, blah You may have passed out due to excessive blood loss. blah, blah, blah The loss of consciousness could have been due to the anemia. blah, blah, blah We don’t think you lost so much blood that you’d need a blood transfusion. blah, blah Call your regular OB/GYN. blah, blah Rest and lots of fluids. blah You can go home.
That was my night…