In an interview with People, Jana Kramer discusses a recent hospital visit she made while on a “babymoon” with her fiance, Allan Russell. Prior to the birth of their first child together—Jana and Allan’s second child—which they announced in June, the pair was in Florida.
On Sunday, October 15, the 39-year-old country music performer posted many pictures of herself and Russell in a hospital room on her Instagram. She said that although her “babymoon didn’t go as planned,” there were still “some lessons learned” from the experience that she will carry with her for the rest of her life.
“First off and most important, baby is good,” she wrote in her caption before revealing that her back pain – which she had experienced and documented for several weeks – was much more than just back pain. “Lesson number one…don’t just brush off pain, because it can be more serious than u think,” she added.
Jana Kramer continues by cautioning soon-to-be mothers against ignoring pain since “we are the last ones to take care of ourselves”– something she’s guilty of on occasion. She remembered last week when she had posted about her back pain and how she had “chalked it up to pregnancy” and refused to see a doctor about it.
She says she “didn’t tell the doctors because back pain is ‘normal’ so ‘don’t be a wimp’ is what I thought.” It wasn’t until ‘someone very sweet’ in her DMs sent her a message – warning her that the pain might be related to her kidneys. Kramer has since messaged her back and thanked her for the thoughtful DM.
Jana didn’t want to ruin the babymoon, so she made the tough decision to endure the discomfort and get on the aircraft to Florida. She ‘couldn’t stand the anguish anymore’ by the time they landed because the ache had become intolerable. When she began to feel ill, they made the decision to visit the hospital.
“Long story short it was a bad bacterial infection that got into the kidneys. This resulted in a 2-day stay in hospital and antibiotics because I let it get passed where I should have,” she wrote. The photo carousel included a series of photos and videos of her hooked up to machines while lying on a hospital bed.
Jana Kramer Shares Her Advice for Others With Unexplained Pain
Jana Kramer didn’t want to walk away from this scary situation without learning a lesson – so that’s what she did. She shared a thoughtful message with her fanbase about listening to your body and not letting unexplained pain go unnoticed, unlooked at, or untreated – it almost never leads to anything good.
“So. Lesson. Listen to ur body. Ur not a baby or inconveniencing people. If u hurt, talk to ur doctor. Leaving things for too long or not taking care of yourself when ur not feeling good can become very serious,” she wrote in the caption – adding a shout out for all the nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital.
She also gave a big shout-out to her fiancé, Allan Russell, who she ‘begged to go sleep at the beautiful hotel he got for us,’ but he refused. Instead, he slept on a pull-out chair at the hospital alongside his woman. “Find u a man who doesn’t make u feel bad or leave ur side when ur not feeling good,” she wrote.
Jana Kramer posted a ‘Part 2’ of her babymoon on Instagram – this one containing photos of her and her husband on the beach and in the water. “Upside of not feeling good in Florida…this view. Though it was only one day to enjoy it we soaked up every minute. I love you [Allan Russell],” she wrote in the caption.