Tuesday night, I was grateful to see my own bed and be in my own home. Four days earlier on Friday night, Craig and I rushed to the hospital because I had been having minor pains all day that turned into major pains by 5:00 p.m. The pain exceeded anything that was "normal" and I knew something wasn't right. Thankfully, my doctor, was at the hospital birthing center that night and assisted with a lot of the testing. They discovered that my cervix had suddenly shortened considerably and my interior cervix was starting to funnel. They immediately ordered a 48 hour stay for observation at the Royal Victoria Hospital here in Montreal.
The following days were hard to endure, but I knew it was needed. My children were not allowed to visit due to the increase cases of Swine Flu. They did finally concede to allow them for no more than an hour per day since I was not allowed to remove myself from my hospital room. One of the tests they performed was a sugar level test. I had taken one several days before that showed a positive result for high blood sugar. They retested me while in the hospital, and lucky me, now has gestational diabetes. I was visited by an endocrinologist and a dietitian to decide how they wanted to proceed.
I'm not sure how much stricter my bed rest could become, but at least I can still go up to use the bathroom and take a shower. Other than that, I am confined to my room. I have only been downstairs once since I got home! My diet has changed drastically due to the onset of g. diabetes. I am testing my blood sugar seven times a day. That means seven pricks on my finger per day - if the needle actually works. I hope that by next Thursday I will be able to test once or twice a day. My mother-in-law is helping and my parents arrive on Tuesday to help out. There is nothing I can do but stay down and keep growing these babies! I am very very grateful for all the help I have been receiving. It's all worth it - I know!
How is everyone?