Thursday, July 03, 2008

Cesarian Section at the Medical City (My birthing story)

I have been updating my blog on my condition, the wait for 36 weeks is over now and I didn't even reached the 36th week, Kiara was born 43 minutes shy of 36 weeks. I gave birth through CS last June 13 at 11:17 pm, Friday. I had my regular BPS checkup that Thursday, June 12 at Medical City and the results were again not good, so they already admitted me that day, they do not want me to go home, I might give birth anytime because they checked my cervix it was 1.81 cm dilated. I was scheduled to give birth on June 16, napaaga talaga. I cannot have an emergency CS because I need a prep of dosage of steroids before I give birth due to my auto immune thyroiditis.

I had a rest and the next day, June 13, when they checked me again for contraction through Non-Stress Test, there was one positive contraction, the resident OB checked my cervix again, it was closed daw, (ang sakit!) she reported it to my perinatologist and OB, they instructed her na STAT CS na ( what does that mean?) the resident told me " go back to your room and rest na lang" ( instead of June 16 they moved the sked to June 14, they cannot wait anymore).

Ayun pala mali ang instruction ng residente, I went back to my room and was starting to eat my dinner, isusubo ko na lang yung kakainin ko biglang pumasok si Dra. Velasco another resident at pinigil ang pagkain ko. Sabi i-sked na nila ako that night for a CS at 10pm. Bawal nang kumain. Patay my last meal was not a meal but snack. Kaya 10 pm kasi they asked me when was the last food intake.

Starbucks ang last food intake ko

So everybody thought I was going to give birth June 14 they were surprised when they visited me that night na may baby na. Tinawagan sila ni Irwin. My mother and my mother-in-law.

So I didn't eat but tried to prep myself, I took a bath before ten and I was escorted to the labor room where they performed sets of standard procedure, I bough our camera Una yung sa bowel movement, where they filled your anus with fluid para mailabas ang extra something inside. Then the shaving, skin test and insertion of the IV. Kaya lang na-delay ng mg 30 minutes kasi di pa naayos yung steroid na ituturok sa akin. They started mga 10:30 na before they wheeled me to the operating room. Nakipagkwentuhan pa sa akin si Dra. Piramide. The anesthesiologist was also there na, Dr. Uson and Dra. Castor the perinatologist, Dra. Velasco was also there, fellow pala siya. They were all interested in my case, rare case kasi.

So when we were in the delivery room, ang lamig-lamig sobra, they start na with the spinal anesthesia, Dr. Uson and Dra. Piramide were the same doctors who performed D and C to me last August when I got a miscarriage. Kwento nga ni Dra. Piramide, puro pimples and likod ko sakto the area na insertan ng anesthesia ang tanging walang pimple. Parang sinadya.

Wait a minute, I do not remember anything after that... Hmm, let me remember. The resident anesthesiologist asked me if I am a photographer kasi SLR ang dala namin na camera. Then, I remember they moved my legs into a frog position and inserted the catheter which I know but do not feel. Next thing I remember, I could hear a suction sound yung parang sa dentist. Then, I heard a baby's cry, it is a wonderful sound, I can't explain it, girl na girl. ( Yung anak ng SIL ko, boy iba ang sound ng cry) so I was amazed by how she sound, I also remember hearing the doctors "kamukha ng tatay" then I remember na they took our picture together with the baby and they made her latch at my nipple sobrang sandali lang, they just let her lips touched my nipple. Para raw di ma-depress si baby. Then after that, I know they were sewing me up. After, that I remember being in the Recovery room and then after some hours I was back in our room.

All I did was sleep the whole day Saturday, I was groggy from the anesthesia and if I open my eyes, the scenes were multiple, parang wrong reception na channel sa TV. I was excited to see my baby pero nasa NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) pa siya. They found a toxic in her blood so they ran a series of blood test hanggang ma-release siya. She was also on PhotoTheraphy because of bilirubin, yung parang jaundice. Meron din siyang ultraviolet light exposure.

I was discharged ahead of her, I was discharged Wednesday siya naman Thursday, June 19. The news on TV was the kidnapping of Ces Drilon and her team. When we were discharged andun sa Medical City sila Ces Drilon, ang daming media, nakita pa namin si Charo Santos. Nag-brown-out pa, buti di kami nakasakay sa elevator.

The next day when Kiara was discharged kasi clear na ang toxic sa blood niya, may bloopers pa kami, nagalit pa saakin ang mama ko at si Irwin ang tagal ko raw sa loob ng Nursery. Almost 2 hours kaya akong tumambay sa breastfeeding room, akala ko kasi tatawagin nila ako para sa discharge ayun pala naghihintayan kami.

It is hard to have an auto immune disease this is also the cause kaya ang tagal ko rin nabuntis eto at may baby na kami, we cannot ask for anything more, well siguro good and healthy life for our baby.


Ai Dihayco said...

Congrats! it's amazing isn't it? you are complete as a woman. your baby is an angel so cutie.

Anonymous said...

congrats! i remember the anesthesia is so painful when its running down my legs parang may electric shock=0)

Terry Tanaka said...

Hi just dropping by naka relate ako sa story mo...I like your blog