You all know that I have been dealing with this awful rash and itching for the last few weeks. It has gotten progressively worse and worse. I woke up this morning with blood in my finger nails from the insane clawing I have been doing at my skin.
Not only am I literally tearing my stomach and upper thighs to shreds - but it has even spread to my hands. I have these insanely painful bumps on the palms of my hands and between my fingers. I just 100% couldn't stand it any more. I am NOT one to call the doctors office complaining like this. I have called twice this pregnancy. Once because I was having pre-term contractions, and another time because I pulled a muscle in my back and wanted something safe to take.
Well - I called for my third time today. I had to have David do the talking because I couldn't even get the words out without sobbing hysterically. The pain has gotten that bad. They sent me to L&D - seeing as it was obvious we needed to move on to oral steroids. Nothing else has worked.
I didn't take the decision to take them lightly. I know it really is a last resort. But both the on-call doc and the nurses felt like it was our only option. I thought - I either am going to take them or I am going to beg for a C-Section this week. I figured, it is better to take the steroids and pray for relief, and keep these boys cooking for 17 more days. So that is what we are doing. I am on a 10 day plan - doses starting high, then slowly going down to see how my body responds. I will still be doing my NSTs to make sure the boys are okay with it. And I have a growth scan on Tuesday.
Pregnancy is a wonderful gift. I fully believe that. But wow - this one is really testing my faith.