my pregnancy 26-28th week story

December 31, 2008 3:49am CST
I just want to share with you my ordeal these past almost 3 weeks now--from the time I first felt the pain. I am almost 26 weeks pregnant when I felt flank pain on the left side. I thought it was merely gas pains because the pain waned and came back again after several hours. I just rubbed mentholated liniment and oils and gently massaged the area for relief. But the pain continued. On the fifth day of feeling the pain, one attack persisted for almost 2 hours already and so my mother in law decided to take me to my OB-Gyne. When she saw me writhing in pain, she recommended for my immediate admittal to the hospital. They brought me to the Labor Room in order to monitor the baby. Then the doctors tried to manage the pain by giving me a pain killer that is safe for pregnancy, called Buscopan (hyoscine-N-butylbromide). But the pain didn't subside right away. In fact it got worse. It felt like I was being stabbed on my back. My husband, who just came from work, kept on massaging my back, while my mother in law processed the papers at Admitting. After an hour, they gave me Nubain (Nalbuphine hydrochloride), which is a stronger sedating pain killer. I felt so drowsy but I could still feel the pain. I was already hungry after being in pain for several hours, so I was still able to eat some of the bread that my husband brought over. And then I went to sleep. Then I woke up with the pain still there. They wheeled me to the ultrasonology room for a KUB (kidney, ureter, bladder) ultrasound check. And it was there that we learned that I have a 7 mm stone (urolithiasis) from my left kidney that is not lodged about 3 cm in my ureter. It was the one causing me extreme pain. I was still writhing in pain when the doctor was doing the KUB that I could not exactly remember the next details, except when he said, "Girl." I asked, "What?" He said, "Yup, it is a girl" referring to the baby in my womb. Even in pain, I wanted to tell him that he could have told me what he was doing because we didn't know of the baby's gender prior to that and my husband was just outside. He also would have wanted to see his baby inside my womb. Anyway, they sent me back to the Labor Room and gave me another dose of Buscopan. While in pain, they are trying to monitor the baby's movements for signs of contractions, thankfully, there were no premature contractions. The urologist gave me Acalka (Potassium Citrate) and Rowatinex (Pinene alpha + beta, Camphene, Cineol, Fenchone, Borneol, Anethol and Olive Oil), which will both aid in the passing of the stones through my ureter. For the next three days, whenever extreme pain would build up on my flank, I was given Buscopan through IV. If the pain didn't subside with Buscopan, they administered Nubain. In between, I was well. After 3 days, I was discharged from the hospital and was given oral Buscopan for pain. But on the third night, the pain would not subside. We went back to the hospital for IM doses of Buscopan and Nubain. Pain persisted. I was then admitted again, put on IV, and given Buscopan on IV before the pain subsided. Then I was fine until I was released two days later with my IV. I had to have a nurse. I had pain almost every night, and so I was given Buscopan. On the third night, we reached 2 doses of Buscopan and 1 dose Nubain before the pain subsided. It has been 3 days now and so far the pain has not come back... This is not the end of it...As of this writing, I still have my stone somewhere in the ureter. So far, it has not caused me pain for the last 3 days. And I am hoping that with the medication, it is getting smaller as it goes further down to my bladder so that it will only cause the slightest discomfort and not too much pain. Oh please God. Right now, I have decided to just liniment first and wait for the pain to subside. When it doesn't I guess that is the time that I will have to have IV meds. I have endured the pain the first time, I think I can still do it again, with God with me. But I just hope there will be no more pain and the stone will just come out naturally. Right now, all that we have to do is wait. :-) Take care all of your health! For the holidays, I am sick. Try not to. :-)
2 responses
• United States
2 Jan 09
First of all i know semi what you are going through, At about 29 weeks i did have some pain and ended up going to the ER to find out i was having contractions (thanks god they weren't labor producing contractions) due to a kidney stone. They actually put me on an iv to put fluids in me because i was dehydrated and then gave me a prescription for pain meds and antibiotics so that way the stone wouldn't cause an infection while is passed they sent me home and i never had pain since. I feel very gratefull and lucky for that cause as i see now things could have been a lot different just know that according to many pregnant women i have talked to that having a kidney stone is far worse than the labor pain its self so going through labor most likely wont be that painfull. Best wishs
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
2 Jan 09
hello spoiled, its to bad that you have to suffer pain yet your sure you can make it..just trust GOD you will be ok..cheers and happy newyear!!