Re: Blood Patch Question
Its good that the patch worked, I find it weird that the nurses wouldn't give you IV bags especially since you were dehydrated isn't that why they admitted you along with the spinal headache, I had my headache for four days, as long as I stayed real still it didn't bother me it was just when I stood up to do something. My dad rushed me to the hospital where I was then given two IV's in one in each arm, and he almost knocked me out, also I believe they got a lot of blood because of all the IV's in my arms it worked right away they kept me for a couple of hours gave me something for the pain and let my dad take me home. I'll never ever have a myelogram again unless they give the blood patch right after to prevent the headache, I had one headache with my epidurals but they aren't taking fluid out they are putting it in so less chance of a headache, sorry for rambling but yes they usually seal up about ten hours after, I was told to rest for two days after mine. hope that was helpful... you can always call the doctor who performed the blood patch and ask him if it is okay to pick up your kids just, if you want to pick them up you can always have someone hand them to you so you don't have to bend down to do it.
Also I meant to say the anesthieologists are the nicest people they will answer just about any question you have, so I would just call the hospital er and have them page the anesthesiologist on call.
Last edited by Andi06; 10-04-2008 at 09:25 PM.
Reason: rambling so fast sentences don't make sense.