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July 19th, 2013, 11:52 AM
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NO, I didn't do crazy rides or anything! OK Here is what happened.
My brother & I took my son to Boomerang Bay at California's Great America. We hung out in the wave pool & played for about 2 hours. Then DS & I got out to go to the bathroom & then to the lazy river. Well, I was a dork & didn't put my sandals back on to go the bathroom. With the neuropathy in my left leg/foot & ankle I don't have strong muscle control in it. So when I came out of the stall I hit a big puddle of water & my left leg just went right out from under me. I was able to slow myself enough that I didn't hit my belly too hard, but still landed on my belly & hit my chin on the pavement. Split my chin open. :/

So after getting patched up there, we went to the hospital to see about possible stitches. As soon as I tell them I am abt 33 wks pregnant & fell on my belly, they call L&D and I get sent up there pretty much straight away. Everything was going fine, I felt fine, etc. Got into a room, after about 15 mins & just after they got me hooked up to the fetal monitors I started feeling lightheaded, dizzy & cold. Thankfully I was lying in bed because I passed out.
My BP bottomed out. I was out for about 10 mins. Thankfully my Mom had gotten there & was sitting with me & DS when this all happened. So she was able to take him out while they worked on me. Poor guy, he has seen me in pretty rough shape & since my accident 2 years ago becomes a little worry wart & wants to fix it all. I felt bad. Mom said when she took him out that he really wants his brother but REALLY needs his Mommy.

So turned out that I was dehydrated. They got me on IV fluids & oxygen. Thankfully that was all that was wrong. Guess not having my water bottle that day was a huge mistake. Normally I walk around with a 12oz thing of water that I refill constantly. I figured I would drink there & well, I didn't. Big mistake.

Thankfully, Baby Boy & I are both fine. They did an ultrasound & nothing was harmed in the fall. Placenta & fluid looked just fine. I was contracting, even though I couldn't really feel it. Though they weren't productive, no dilation or anything. They did slow down & stopped after they got me re-hydrated.

All is well that ends well I guess.
Made for a bit of an interesting day.
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July 19th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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What a day! Glad that everything ended up being fine. Water is super important and it is insane how something so simple can cause problems for us pregnant ladies.
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July 19th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Well, that was certainly an exciting day! Glad both of you are okay! We should start a list of the injuries we've suffered during the third trimester. I bet it'd get interesting!
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July 19th, 2013, 12:37 PM
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What a day! I'm glad everything was alright, though, and you and baby are doing well.
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July 19th, 2013, 12:51 PM
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So glad you are OK!!! It's nuts how strong of an effect dehydration can have on us (and how much more quickly we can get that way) when we are pregnant.
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July 19th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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What an eventful day you had!! I'm glad that everything turned out okay...its amazing what dehydration can do to us.
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July 19th, 2013, 06:57 PM
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How scary with first the fall and then the passing out! So glad that everything turned out ok...
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July 19th, 2013, 08:14 PM
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How scary! I am glad it all turned out to be ok. Guess we need more fluids than we think.. maybe that is why I am thirsty ALL the time!
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July 19th, 2013, 10:03 PM
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aww glad things are ok. stay hydrated mama and out of the water parks! xx
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July 20th, 2013, 01:05 AM
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Yea, couldn't believe it would hit that fast, since otherwise I am constantly drinking!
So today my cup didn't leave my side. Added Gatorade to the mix as well, just to be on top of things.
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