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Jenneve June 18th, 2009 07:48 PM

Update on my niece
Well it was a very LONG labor! She went in to the doctor Wednesday morning to have her blood pressure checked because she's been having alot of trouble with it. Well when she was in there, the doctor went ahead and stripped her membranes. :o WHY do they do this?? Anyway, she ended up starting contractions on her own around 10am. Then they started pitocin around 1pm to start the induction. She was really progressing very very slowly. She had gotten a shot of demerol & fenergan (no clue why on that one since she wasn't even nauseated!) so it was going to be at least 4 hours before she could get an epidural, which she really wanted. On into the evening, the anesthesiologist had 2 back to back surgeries so it would be a couple more hours before he could do the epi, so they talked her into getting ANOTHER shot of demerol & fenergan, meaning it would be ANOTHER 4 hours before she could get the epi. By 9:30pm she was finally dialated to a 4 & they broke her water. After about 30 minutes she was asking for the epidural, but she had just had that shot & they told her she couldn't have the epi until 1:30am. Poor thing doesn't do well with pain. lol It was an interesting night. They checked her again around 11:15pm & she was still just a 4. So I left & decided I would just come back & see the baby this morning. I woke up at 5:30am & noticed I didn't have any messages on my cell. My sister was supposed to text me when there was any progress & when the baby was born. So since I didn't have any messages, I had to find out what was going on. She was STILL A 4!! At 5:30am! So I got up, got dressed, got Jacky off to work, got the boys fed & dressed, and we headed back up to the hospital. I got a text on the way, about 7am that she was still at a 4 and they were stopping the pitocin & discussing doing a c-section. :( I got there right at 7:30am, just 30 minutes after they stopped the pitocin. She was dialated to an 8! So she went from a 4 to an 8 within 30 minutes of stopping the pitocin. :huh: Oh, and she finally got her epi around 2am, but it wasn't really working except for numbing her legs. :rolleyes: She went from an 8 to a 9 pretty quickly, like about 15-20 minutes? And then stayed at a 9 for 3 hours! The baby's heart rate kept dropping with every contraction, too. Once it dropped down to the low 50's and was having a hard time coming back up. But Kylie Machelle was finally born at 11:01 this morning after a very long & tiring 25 hour labor! She weighs 8lbs 2oz with a head full of dark black hair! She's so pretty. I'll share pics when I get them uploaded to my computer. I didn't get to take many because there were a lot of people in the room & then she was whisked away to the nursery after mom got to try nursing for a while. We were all ushered out during the nursing session. ;) But I did get to hold her for a few minutes before getting shooed from the room. :lol: Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, & well wishes.

Now, I'll be calling on you ladies again pretty soon. :lol: I have another niece (sisters :lol:) about to have her baby just any day now. She's already dialated to a 3.5 and 75% effaced! :eek:

~hsingtreehouse~ June 18th, 2009 10:40 PM

Re: Update on my niece
Holy cow! And I thought my labors were bad. Man, I will NEVER complain again!!!! Your niece is a trooper! Congrats to your family on the addition of Kylie Machelle.

MamaAnna June 19th, 2009 05:32 AM

Re: Update on my niece
Congrats! What an ordeal! Pitocin is an epi eater, the poor thing.

~InHisHands~ June 19th, 2009 06:03 AM

Re: Update on my niece
Congrats Auntie! :wub: My sis was in labor 24 hours without progressing before the dr's decided to do a c-section on her! :eek:

Jenneve June 19th, 2009 07:35 AM

Re: Update on my niece
I forgot to mention that she was also on a magnesium drip for her high blood pressure & we later found out that it works against the pitocin. Kind of cancelling each other out. :rolleyes: I can't wait to get back to the hospital soon & hold that precious little girl. :wub:

Butter June 19th, 2009 08:23 AM

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Wow, I am so not impressed with those docs. Yup, mag opposes pit sometimes. Poor thing was suffering through nasty pit contractions for nothing. But totally YAY for her body for showing them it knew what to do once the pit was turned off and could do it's thing. Congratulations!

BensMom June 19th, 2009 08:54 AM

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Good grief! I'm so glad I never went through something like that. Sheesh! :o

Congrats!! :cheer:

Jenneve June 19th, 2009 09:01 AM

Re: Update on my niece
Yeah, I was wondering why they even gave her the pit in the first place when she was already having contractions on her own for 3.5 hours. Plus the fact that they knew she was on mag & that it could work against the pit. :rolleyes: I also forgot to mention that the doctor she was seeing throughout her pregnancy & labor was not the doc who delivered the baby. The policy with the practice she was using is that no matter which doctor you're seeing, the on-call resident delivers the baby! NOT happy with that policy! What can I say? She's 18 & doesn't know much. :lol: Hopefully if she ever decides to have another baby she'll be a little more informed & wiser with some of her decisions. ;)

Momma Jo June 19th, 2009 12:07 PM

Re: Update on my niece
A huge congratulations!!!!

lpimentel June 21st, 2009 12:55 PM

Re: Update on my niece
I'm sorry she had such a long and painful delivery. Hopefully she recovers fast is home in no time.

Jenneve June 21st, 2009 01:32 PM

Re: Update on my niece
They're going home today. :cheer: The peds wanted to keep the baby an extra night because she was developing jaundice. We went to visit last night & she doesn't look bad. I couldn't even tell she was jaundiced except the tiniest bit of a yellow tinge on her chest.

Retrocutie June 21st, 2009 03:29 PM

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WOW! What a labor!! To be 18 and have a 25 hour labor....just wow!
Congrats to you and her though!

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