The Priors Episode Thirteen.... A Dash to the Hospital
Just after midnight 14th February
Kandy travelled in the amberlance with Sarah while Chris followed along behind in his car. When they arrive at the hospital Sarah is rushed into A&E
There she's examined by a doctor who confirmed she was in the last stages of labour! The doctor asks a nurse to locate Sarah's notes and to meet them in the Maternity wing
Kandy stays with her holding her hand Sarah was almost silent by now except for the occasional grown! The nurse fixes up the heart monitor under the doctors instructions
The doctor signals to Kandy and asks her to follow her outside so she could talk to her
"Sarah, I'm just going to pop outside for a minute I won't be long I promise." Kandy tells Sarah quietly
Sarah nods and Kandy leaves the room
"We are very concerned about your sister.... Did she know she was pregnant? Does she have a partner? He should be contacted straight away!" the doctor asks
"Oh, ammm? No! She did not know she was pregnant? Neal? Her husband he's on his way back he'll...." Kandy looks at her watch then at Chris who had joined her after parking the car
"His plane will be landing soon!" Kandy turns to Chris "Chris ..... can you collect Neal from the airport?"
Chris pleased to at last have an escape agrees and giving Kandy a quick hug turns on his heels and makes towards the exit. Just then a nurse appears and beckons to the doctor, they talk in a quick urgent whisper. Then the nurse turns to Kandy "Miss? sorry I didn't catch you name......?"
"It's Kandy, Kandy Anderson!"
" Your sister is asking for you, we need to go back in" the nurse tells her.
As they turn another nurse arrives with Sarah's hospital notes. The doctor takes them and starts to read them through. Kandy watches her face trying the read her expression.
The doctor examines Sarah again and talks quietly to the nurse. Kandy can't quite hear what the doctor is saying as Kandy is now at Sarah's head end wiping her brow.
She just catches the odd word
Twin? Specialist? .......Uterus didelphys?????........ 3000?
Then the machines monitoring Sarah and the baby go haywire. The room fills up with medical people and Kandy finds herself being ushered out.
"But what's going on? My sister? Will she be OK? Please! I NEED TO KNOW" Kandy brakes down and starts to sob
A nurse comes over and puts her hand on Kandy's shoulder "their doing all they can! Dr Walsh is one of the best lets sit over here, I'll wait with you"
"But don't they need you in there?" Kandy nods towards Sarah's room.
"No, I can stay with you!" the nurse tells her.
Then the door crashes open and Sarah is rushed along the hallway towards Operating Room One
1:30 am February 14th
The following includes explicit details of Sarah giving birth! If you are the squeamish sort please go strait to Episode Fifteen
For the rest of you lets continue with the story
So they rush Sarah towards the operating theatre but as they turn the corner Sarah screams and declares she needs to push and before the doctors can do or say anything she does and out comes the head! With a quick reverse they go back into the delivery room they had just left putting on their aprons as they go
At the same time through the door bursts the paediatric team...
"That's wonderful Sarah" says Dr Walsh trying to keep Sarah calm " now I just need to check the baby, please whatever you do, do NOT push just yet!" While she is talking in a calm and reassuring voice she quickly works to remove the cord from around the babies neck. This she does expertly having had many years of experience
"now when your ready we just need one more push and we will have the baby out"
Sarah takes a deep breath and one almighty push the rest of the baby is delivered
For a few seconds the room is silent then the nurse takes the baby over to a side table and starts to gently clear it's airway as another massages the chest
Meanwhile the doctors examine Sarah and explain that she needs to deliver the afterbirth
(I did say FULL DETAILS)
"One more push and it will all be over" Dr Walsh tells Sarah. After a few deep breaths Sarah manages one last push and the afterbirth is delivered.
"Well done Mrs Hage, it's all over now"
Sarah looks at the doctor like she has two heads the Pethidine is working well by now! After all a couple of hours ago she was at home in bed ...now she's in hospital having just given birth to a baby she did not even know she was having???
"A couple of stitches and Mrs Hage will be ready to be moved" Dr Walsh tells the nurse......
"My baby? I can't hear a cry...should it not be crying or something?" Sarah manages to say.