As above really. After the good news of the other day, and fully expecting them both to come home today, we both had the wind knocked out of our sails a bit today - Jane somewhat more than me.
I'd nipped out to put some more money in for the parking and came back to find her in tears in a bit of a state, so I was thinking Transpired that the Doctor had been round in that time with the results of the tests from blood she'd had taken earlier and told her that she needed a transfusion! We knew that her iron levels had been a bit lower than they should've been, but they'd been giving her iron tablets the past couple of days which we thought would have been sorting it out.
I spoke to the Doctor to get the details again and it seems her iron levels weren't just a bit low now, they were dangerously low and were causing a raised heart rate as her heart was working harder to get Oxygen around the body! If it remained like that, or dropped further, we were getting into potential cardiac arrest territory! It also meant increased chance of infection, slower healing of her stitches etc. and also not good for baby as he wouldn't be getting the best nutrients when fed - so it was really our only option. Apparently a normal reading is between 12 and 14, she was barely above 6!
So, they need to give her three units apparently - quite a bit really! - and that'll take about 24 hours apparently to get it all into her. So I have a feeling that they'll keep her in tomorrow night too for observation, given that when I left a bit after 5pm they hadn't yet started getting the blood into her.
One thing that hasn't helped is the complete lack of sleep she's had since Wednesday. The past two nights mostly due to the baby opposite being a constant screamer! Cameron apparently cried a bit last night - for a few hours - but either side of that this other baby was screaming - yet again - so Jane got no sleep. It's one thing when it's your own baby that is causing you a bit of broken sleep, but when it's somebody else's that then causing you to have no sleep at, then it's very frustrating. I know it's not their fault (the other parents) and I'm sure the other Mum is also worn out by it, but at the end of the day it's also impacting seriously on Jane.
So when the midwife that we were also talking to said something about getting rest and sleep, I was able to basically say that she'd had no sleep the past two nights, and flicked my eyes in the direction of the other side of the ward. Given that this baby was screaming at this time too, the midwife clicked immediately and said she'd go off to check something. She came back to say that one of the side rooms they have had been vacated today and would we like to be put on there! "Oh hell yeah" I thought! lol I got the impression that you normally paid to use these rooms as the other midwife said there'd be no charge, so we jumped at the chance! I'd have even paid if I'd had to! So she got moved and is now in her own room, with en suite bathroom/loo and a lot more space, seats etc., and more importantly no other babies in the same room - so she should hopefully get some sleep tonight.
Thankfully her Mum and sister arrived today as planned, so they're staying a bit longer at the hospital (until 7pm) to be with her which let me come home and have a bit of a rest, as I'm also pretty drained - although nowhere remotely near a much as she is. She just wants to come home, and we'd fully expected it to be today, so this was just a bit of a blow for her, and me as well. When I got home, I'm not ashamed to say that it all kinda hit me and got to me a bit and I had a few tears!
I can't wait for them to finally get home - gonna spoil them both rotten for a while, as I'm sure her Mum and sister will as well as they are here for the week.
Sorry for the looong post, but it's sometimes good just to let it all out.
Forgot to say, Cameron got seen by the paediatrician and got the A-okay to go home once Jane's sorted, so that's some good news.
EDIT: Little update today
EDIT: Finally they're home!