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posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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My wife is pregnant, coming up on the end of our time in Germany she is do the same month we were supposed to leave so obviously that is on hold for as long as it takes for the kid to get vaccinated and be cleared for flight.

I came back early to look for work while I have several hooks in the water I am stuck waiting for the phone call saying your hired.

Either way what happened tonight, I get a call from her saying she had pain around her kidneys and it was bad enough she is going to the hospital, and I am stuck 4700 miles away.

Yes I realize that the odds are stacked in favor of this being a relatively minor problem coupled with her worry as a first time mother, but I do not think I have ever felt so frustrated and helpless.

So while I wait for her to stabilize enough to let me know whats going on about all I can do is sit here and wait... ARGH... I hate waiting if I didn't have scotch I am pretty sure I couldn't sleep tonight.




posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 05:38 PM
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i'd definitely be worrying too, i'm just a worrier. but it's probably nothing, hang in there!



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 05:43 PM
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It's always something, yes? I understand why you are concerned, anybody would be.
I hope she and the baby are going to be okay - er, better than okay, excellent!



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 06:10 PM
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First hospital she went to, had no on call Gyno so she is moving to a second hospital...

Aint nothing ever easy..

Ill be calling first thing in the morning to move my departure date up to as soon as I can get back there, be easier to handle while waiting for the job call.



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 06:26 PM
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How many weeks is she? I hope for the best for you all. What is she having? Have you decided on a name? Sorry for all the questions.

I love babies. I can't wait to have some grand babies running around. So precious.

Good luck to you. I hope you can be there for the birth. Congratulations, and try not to worry too much. Although i would be worrying just as much.



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 06:32 PM
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id be gettin there asap as well. Your anxiety is your natural protective instincts as a husband and father. Listen to your instincts.


blessings and good vibes sent your way.



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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she is about 17 weeks along, don't know which flavor minion we are spawning just yet.

Good news is the pain has faded her kidneys and the minion both check out as ok.


edit on 8-4-2018 by Irishhaf because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 07:26 PM
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It is most likely kidney infection or kidney stones. It is a good thing she has gone for treatment. They will be fine, it is pretty common.



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 10:49 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
My wife is pregnant, coming up on the end of our time in Germany she is do the same month we were supposed to leave so obviously that is on hold for as long as it takes for the kid to get vaccinated and be cleared for flight.

I came back early to look for work while I have several hooks in the water I am stuck waiting for the phone call saying your hired.

Either way what happened tonight, I get a call from her saying she had pain around her kidneys and it was bad enough she is going to the hospital, and I am stuck 4700 miles away.

Yes I realize that the odds are stacked in favor of this being a relatively minor problem coupled with her worry as a first time mother, but I do not think I have ever felt so frustrated and helpless.

So while I wait for her to stabilize enough to let me know whats going on about all I can do is sit here and wait... ARGH... I hate waiting if I didn't have scotch I am pretty sure I couldn't sleep tonight.


Breathe - 'back' labor is very common.



posted on Apr, 19 2018 @ 12:34 PM
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caught an earlier flight back, Ill keep applying for jobs but I can wait here with her just as easily as I can in the states.

Just might have to fly in and walk into an interview with jet lag... so be it, easier on my nerves and hopefully easier on her having me here with her.




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