Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Today my doctor came in for morning rounds and said they were going to run more tests and if I was getting sicker they would transport me to Burlington so I could be near the NICU and so I could start meeting the specialists. So all day I was the human pin cushion plus giving specimens plus having an eco cardiogram done. By 6pm when my doctor came back for evening rounds it was determined that I needed to go to Burlington.

I had never been in an ambulance before and I was positive by the end of my ride that I never wanted to go again. Something about riding backwards did not agree with me.

When I got to Burlington everything became a blur. I had no idea where the hospital was as I had never been there before and I didn't know my way around the hospital so I just felt lost. They brought me up to labor and delivery where I would be staying for more tests. I met the doctor and the resident within minutes of my arrival. The doctor was extremely nice and knew all about me because my doctor at home had been consulting him about my pregnancy. The resident was not friendly at all. She basically wanted to know why I was sent to them because she didn't feel I was sick enough. I chalked her behavior up to a bad day. They hooked me to all the monitors and then we waited again.

All the tests came back that I hadn't changed since being moved so they were moving me down to the maternity ward until they could figure out what to do with me. I had to share a room with a stranger and I was by myself again. I called Craig and I cried. I was scared and I felt so alone. Thankfully someone kept kicking me to remind me that I wasn't alone.

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