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wiltshire Sat 04-Oct-03 15:38:40

For some reason I can't post on my other thread. Right, to put everyone in the picture. Max was born and everything was lovely. We all done gelling & bonding in the hosp and came home and I have to say I have been walking on air all week. Can't watch tv, read newspapers etc, can't concentrate, all I can think of is max max max. he is so squidgy & lovely, Just wanna eat 'im

In the meantime on Day 6, midwife came to take out my stitches at about 2pm. Early evening I stood up and felt warmth flood my nether regions & tummy. My first thought was that the baby had peed on me, but then I realised that there was far too much fluid, I looked down and there was blood/water all down the front of my nightie. That was it.........I shrieked! We had friends round (thank god) DH came flying up the stairs and took one look and we had to leave the baby here and go to the hosp. God I have never been so scared in my life. Anyway at the hospital they were very calm and assured me that my intestines hadn't fallen into my knickers (I was convinced) and that the first few layers of my wound had opened and lots of serous fluid (!) had come out. It had been building up and the pressure just forced it out. It was a good thing really as if my scar had healed over, the fluid would've festered and I would have got infected and been in real pain. The hosp wanted me to stay in but I wouldn't as I wanted to get home to Max. Since then it has opened 4 times and it's awful. I don't go into hospital though, I just have to keep having salt baths and changing the dressing. Oh and I have loads of antibiotics to stop me getting infected. It has really set me back. I am afraid that the baby blues came last night and I sobbed all the way through Eastenders. It is prolonging my recovery. I think that the 'babymoon' has ended even though I think that Max is the best thing since...er....the bestest thing.

littlerach Sat 04-Oct-03 15:45:22

You poor thing. Hope it all clears up soon, and the baby blues will go eventually!! Max sounds wonderful. Congratulations!!!!

monkey Sat 04-Oct-03 15:52:35

Oh no. Sounds really dramatic - good job you're being looked after by the sounds of it. Hope it settle down soon - did the docs give you a reason / time expectation for it to settle down. I think salt baths sound lovely (hope so - don't hurt do they?) and hopefully should do the trick - that was what finally sorted out my scar.
all the best

monkey Sat 04-Oct-03 15:54:52

Oh no. Sounds really dramatic - good job you're being looked after by the sounds of it. Hope it settle down soon - did the docs give you a reason / time expectation for it to settle down. I think salt baths sound lovely (hope so - don't hurt do they?) and hopefully should do the trick - that was what finally sorted out my scar.
all the best

monkey Sat 04-Oct-03 15:56:22

Oh no. Sounds really dramatic - good job you're being looked after by the sounds of it. Hope it settle down soon - did the docs give you a reason / time expectation for it to settle down. I think salt baths sound lovely (hope so - don't hurt do they?) and hopefully should do the trick - that was what finally sorted out my scar.
all the best

monkey Sat 04-Oct-03 15:57:02

oh dear. i think that's my 1st triple blunder - sorry

janh Sat 04-Oct-03 16:25:08

That really does sound scary, wiltshire! You poor thing! When the midwife took the stitches out did she say anything about it being swollen? (Cos you'd think with all that fluid there it would have been.)

Hope it does heal soon - recovering from a section is a bit of a slow process at the best of time. Vitamin C is good for healing, are you taking that?

Glad you are finding Max so squidgy and wonderful anyway!

pupuce Sat 04-Oct-03 17:40:58

Poor wiltshire..... don't hesitate to come her for dome home comforts....
Hope it does get better soon... is breastfeeding going well ?

jodee Sat 04-Oct-03 18:28:59

Oh poor you! Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope the 'blues' don't last too long!

Marina Sat 04-Oct-03 21:18:10

Wiltshire, lots of sympathy from a fellow wound-popper, it's terrifying when it happens, isn't it. My first c/s scar opened right down to my small bowel when the midwife took the stitches out - luckily, I was still in hospital because of ds1's jaundice. We both screamed our heads off. But at least I didn't get a repeat performance, you poor thing. I think you are very brave coming home and dealing with it there - even though the hospital food was awful they had to evict me after my second set of sutures were put in.
Thinking well ahead now...I had a second c/section recently and was petrified, mainly because of the wound thing. If it helps AT ALL the doctors reassured me that these things do not repeat themselves and sure enough mine didn't.
I am not surprised you sobbed your way through EastEnders, you've had more than your share to cope with. I am deeply impressed with how well you've dealt with it all - I was a nervous wreck for months afterwards.

WideWebWitch Sat 04-Oct-03 21:28:49

Oh Wiltshire, just wanted to say best wishes for a speedy re-recovery from this.

sunchowder Sat 04-Oct-03 21:45:52

Good thoughts your way Wiltshire! Vitamin C was mentioned, Vitamin E would help too, do as your doctor says and you are very, very brave! I do understand you wanting to be home with Max--I couldn't have left mine either. Keep your strength up and looking forward to your next message. It is amazing how one baby can change your entire life....

sunchowder Sat 04-Oct-03 21:47:46

Good thoughts your way Wiltshire! Vitamin C was mentioned, Vitamin E would help too, do as your doctor says and you are very, very brave! I do understand your wanting to be home with Max--I couldn't have left mine either. Keep your strength up and looking forward to your next message. It is amazing how one baby can change your entire life....

tigermoth Sat 04-Oct-03 22:45:49

What a week you've had, Wiltshire. You won't ever forget it. Do hope everything settles down really soon, babyblues and c section. I would have been so frightened if my wound had weeped like that and I'm sure wouldn't have been brave enough to manage at home. Make sure you tell Max about all this one day!

jedy Sat 04-Oct-03 22:55:58

i hope you'll get better soon, cos it does sound scary. take care, get planty of rest and let us know!

ANGELMOTHER Sat 04-Oct-03 23:26:41

Oh Wiltshire you poor thing, it sounds frightening but don't worry the babymoon isn't over, just rest up, look after yourself and you'll fall more in love with Max every day.
Oh and what about Arnica ???
((( )))

mammya Sun 05-Oct-03 00:17:39

Oh poor you Wiltshire, it must have been so scary! I hope it gets better soon. Enjoy your lovely Max.

bossykate Sun 05-Oct-03 05:29:22

that sounds awful, hope you get better soon

EmmaTMG Sun 05-Oct-03 08:28:18

Wow, Wiltshire you are very brave to stay at home with all that happening, BUT I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to be away from the little ones. DS3 is 11 days old now and I'm finding it harder than ever to let him sleep in his chair than I ever did with DS1+2, I just want to snuggle up with him all the time. They are just sooooooooooooo lovely are they.

Hope you're feeling better now.

colette Sun 05-Oct-03 09:16:58

Thinking of you and hoping you are having a lovely weekend at home with your new boy. Hope you get better soon.

suedonim Sun 05-Oct-03 12:03:10

Poor you, Wiltshire. I hope you're healing up by now, after your ghastly experience. I read an article in a gutter magazine at the dentist's once about someone's guts falling out post-cs but had no idea it could actually happen IRL. Take care and be kind to yourself, you've had a hard time.

lucy123 Sun 05-Oct-03 13:06:33

Oh Wiltshire, how awful (but congratulations on Max, by the way).

Hope you have a quick recovery.

Janstar Sun 05-Oct-03 15:10:56

Wiltshire, the acting of Vicky and Dennis makes my cry, and I haven't had a baby!!

Seriously, I hope you feel better soon. Lots of larding about for you, my girl.

bundle Sun 05-Oct-03 20:59:08

Wiltshire, sorry about the rupturing scar, make sure everyone is being v kind to you, bundle x
ps tried to persuade my mil that I couldn't unload the dishwasher about 10 days after my 2nd c-section..glad I persisted now

winnie1 Mon 06-Oct-03 09:17:13

Wiltshire, poor you. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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