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10 Good Things about Being Stuck at the Hospital | eciov
On the morning of January 2, 2016, I went to the hospital. I was 33 weeks pregnant and had some significant bleeding. The doctors determined I have a placental abruption, which means at least part of my placenta is beginning to detach. I didn’t realize the consequences of this at first, so I was hoping to be back home with my 14-month-old son in a few hours. However, the doctors informed me I would at least need to be there overnight. Overnight?! We have no family who lives in town to take care of my son, so we arranged for neighbors and friends to take shifts throughout the day. My husband finally went home that evening to put our son to bed. Then I found out I would have to be in the hospital for three entire days. My husband had to work two of those days, but my good friend was generous enough to take my son to her house and take care of him, along with her two kids. Okay, I just needed to get through the three days, and then I could go back home, raise my son, and prep for this baby. Just 6 hours before I was to be discharged, I had another bleed at the hospital. Crap. It was the middle of the night, and they rushed me into labor and delivery. I did not know what was going to happen. Thankfully, the bleeding stopped and the baby girl in my belly was doing fine. I stayed there until noon, when I was allowed to eat and moved back to my normal room. Well, guess what? My stay at the hospital just got a lot longer. I had to stay another 5 days, at least. Now we were getting desperate. I called my mom, and she was generous enough to fly out to Denver and take care of our son. Long story short, I got out of the hospital 5 days later. It was just enough time (36 hours) to be with my baby, go to church on Sunday morning, and have a fantastic date with my husband on Sunday night. Lo and behold, at 3am on Monday morning…more bleeding! Back to the hospital I go. This time, I am not allowed to leave until there is a baby girl in my arms. It’s been 18 days since I first came here, and we are scheduled to induce labor 9 days from now, if no other bleeds occur before then. Let me tell you, there were many negative emotions and aspects that I saw about being here so long. However, this post is meant to focus on the positives of being stuck in the hospital for an extended period of time. 10 Good Things about Being Stuck at the Hospital Every meal is cooked for me and brought straight to my bed. Then my dirty dishes are cleared away, and I don’t have to wash a thing. Someone comes to my room every day …