by jaimern (2 Posts), Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:52 am
I have been lurking for some time now. I delivered my precious baby girl, Brianna Faith on March 6, 2010 at 23 weeks 3 days. She lived for an hour and a half, before leaving this world. I developed sudden onset of severe preeclampsia at 22 weeks 6 days. My SIL starting developing it around 30 weeks and delivered my nephew at 36 weeks on March 3, 2010. Being paranoid to begin with, I decided to take my BP. I had no BP problem until then. It was 150/90. I felt fine, with a little bit of lower leg edema. I relaxed for an hour and retook it. It was the same. I decided to go to the ER just to get it checked out. I actually told my DH that I will be back shortly. I got right in to the ER and my BP by then was 180/90. They wanted to watch me, so sent me to the Childbirth Center. As I was being wheeled there, my SIL was being wheeled out from her C-section. They sent off a urine sample and it came back at 3+ protein. The next day, I was transferred to another hospital with a level 3 NICU. My BPs did go down, even to 120/60. I was started on Mag. An ultrasound showed some growth issues, and decided to find out the gender (we wanted to be surprised) just in case something happened we could name her. When we found out it was a girl, we were thrilled (we already have a 4 yr old miracle boy). Over the course of three days, my protein kept shooting up, my BPs holding at 150-160. By 3/6, I was becoming delarious, and was barely producing any urine. I became swollen everywhere. We had no choice but to deliver, as I was getting sicker by the minute. At 6:28pm I delivered Brianna. We got to hold her until she passed. I remember a little as a day and a half is very fuzzy in my mind. I was feeling ok until the due date (I was on zoloft and clonopin). It seems since then, I have been more depressed. I have actually switched meds and those don't seem to be helping either. I have been in therapy too. I do not know what to do and my DH handles it so differently. If you got through reading this, any suggestions?
Mommy to a 4 year old miracle boy (he had a heart transplant in 2007), perfect full term pregnancy with no problems
Mommy to an angel, Brianna, born at 23 weeks on March 6,2010