Ugh. It was a long and weird weekend. It started Friday night with two tiny babies. One was born to a 36 week gestation mother who had PIH that developed into HELLP. She went for an emergent section and had a 4# 7oz baby. And then there was the mother who was 38 1/2 weeks who had a 3# 15 oz baby. Surprising to say the least. So they both kept us busy (as well as some other people on the floor), but we had to take frequent vitals, feedings, all that stuff on both Mom and baby. Then on Sat. night I had a patient who was actually an induction with a cervical ripening agent. She ended up kicking in to labor, and got an intrathecal at 3 AM. The baby’s heart tones tanked for about 8 minutes. And her BP didn’t drop, although I gave her meds anyway. The baby arrived safe and sound after that scary episode. And then Sunday night we had ANOTHER induction with a cervical ripener and she kicked in lickity split. By 1 am she was complete and at that time it was discovered she was breech. So, off to the OR she went. Meanwhile we still have the itty bitty babies, semi sick moms and a couple who were normal. It was hard to keep track of everyone. Last night wasn’t much better. Babies were still there. Another delivery yesterday. Two surgicals coming today. It was just busy. So, I am really glad that I have tonite off. Because my patience wears thin after 4 12’s.
October 14, 2008