I received this email yesterday from my friend (and former roommate in Charlotte, NC!) Kim (whose blog is Ed's Girl 4 Life):
"I was admitted for an overnite stay on Saturday night at St.Mary's Hospital b/c I have had extreme pain w/ a kidney stone that is too big to pass.....so, they are just hoping i can at least make it another 2 wks (which only puts me at 34wks--still early) and then they may have to induce just so they can crush this stone after my delivery.---Fun! I have pain meds that I have been given to use if needed and the doctor said that worst case scenario is if I have to take them every day til delivery then they will just wean the baby off Percocet! Great (Ed didn't like that very much--we really don't want a shaky baby :0) Please just pray that i won't have anymore pain b/c if you know how bad the pain can be--you need the pain meds. On the flip side, if i were to somehow cope w/ the pain, it could lead to premature labor and they warned me it was better at this point to stay out of labor----so you can see my dilemma. I am praying that the stone will miraculously dissolve itself and i won't have to deal w/ it again---it has caused me intermittent pain throughout this pregnancyand a chronic bladder infection that i have been on daily antibiotics since month 4, and my iron count is too low b/c of slow blood loss from this stone (which has me wasted)--but the pain has become unbearable just this week and I was passing straight blood. As much as i would love to not be pregnant anymore :0), I know it is too early even at 34wks to deliver for this little guy, so please continue to keep us in your prayers! ~Kim and Ed "
Hang in there Kim!