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November 16th, 2005, 08:58 PM
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Warning...This is possibly the LONGEST thing you will EVER read...

Ok so first of all I went into the hospital to be induced at 8pm on Sunday night. Upon arrival they took me up to my room and put in the cytotec (sp?). The nurse inserted the first pill and said she would insert the second in 4 hours. 4 hours later she inserted the second pill and still no contractions, so they started the pitocin. Because I have migraines and wasnt allowed to take my pain meds they told me to notify them if i got a headache and they would take care of me. at 730 am i asked the nurse if i could have some pain meds and she said she wanted to wait for my doctor. at around 8am my doctor came in and broke my water and ordered the pitocin be increased. The nurse asked him if it was okay if she gave me the medicine that i requested and he said absolutely why would she make me wait so long? so after he left she left the room and didnt come back to check on me. never brought the meds. just left me there in pain. i was stuck at 3 cm from 8am til about 530pm when my dr came in to decide if a c-section was necessary. he said it wasnt that he was confident that i would make progress eventhough i was only at 4cm. well here is why i didnt make progress...my nurses kept lowering the pitocin against doctors orders and then arguing with him about it! why would they do that? they kept putting me into strong labor and then taking me out of it all that time. At about 745 pm i requested the epidural because i just couldnt take it anymore. Just as the frustration was getting to me my doctor came in and said i could push. i was so glad and was even happier because i had a new nurse who was absolutely amazing. i pushed for NINE minutes and my baby was born!!!!!!!!!! i was soo surprised. pretty good for a first time mom huh? everything is fine with my little girl and i couldnt be happier!!! all the bad memories of the awful nurses are gone and all i can think about is how precious she is
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November 16th, 2005, 09:13 PM
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well atleast in the end everything worked out good!!! congrats on your little girl
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November 17th, 2005, 04:25 AM
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Wow - that would be frustrating - at least all is well now. My husband wrote down names of all the nurses and doctors because we had such a good experience!! DH knows the hospital administrator, so he talked to him about the great experience, and gave names. Perhaps you should do the same - only it wouldn't be all good. Seriously - those nurses shouldn't be able to do that again!!

But - you are home, with Dakota, and everyone is happy and healthy. In the end, that's all that matters. It's weird how you forget all the yuck once the little one is here, huh?
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