Something more then PE :(

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Re: Something more then PE :(

Postby christina89 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 03:05 pm

Thanks so much all of you. Im staying as positive as I can, and it seems my BP has come down a bit. As for the protine, Im not sure ill know at my next app. I should be in to see my specialist with in the next couple of weeks. Im just over 15 weeks now and im praying I can hold on for anouth 10 weeks at least. I can't bring myself to have an abortion nither can alan we are willing to fight to try to bring this one into the world healthy and happy. We can't imagine losing two children. We have been thinking about a surrogte and I have also been belessed to have a fwe close people offer it for me for free :) lucky me

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Re: Something more then PE :(

Postby lornarose » Fri Apr 01, 2011 09:10 am

I just read your post and was crying. I am so sorry this is happening to you. You say that you are a realist but I hope that there is always hope. There is always miracles. I live in Ireland and there was a baby born at 24 weeks on the television. she is Ireland's youngest surviving preemie baby. The docs gave her no chance but the parents never gave up and she is perfect. There was a couple on television who were expecting twins. One twin was not growing and compromising the other twins survival. The medical profession advised to abort the twin that did not look like it would survive to give other twin a chance. The parents refused and the twins were delivered very early. Both twins are doing well now. These are two examples I have known about recentely where medical science was wrong. I am also on a forum in Ireland looking for advice. One woman's bp spiked in second pregnancy and then went normal again.
I really wish all the best for you and send my love to you.
Momma to Emma born 34wplus 3 ,October, 2010,due to severe preeclampsia and IUGR.In NICU due to low birth weight and suspected sepsis, home after nearly 4 weeks.

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Re: Something more then PE :(

Postby kerisue » Fri Apr 01, 2011 00:53 am

I can't believe that they've suggested abortion to you when you feel healthy! I'm glad you're getting more opinions. I wouldn't go down without a fight either. I was practically on my deathbead and refused to deliver my child until they made me.... I just wanted to give her more time, so I understand you do too! You know what the docs suggested to me for the future? surrogacy... where it would be my baby biologically but someone else would carry it. Maybe that would be an option for you? The only problem is yes, it's very expensive. I hope it doesn't come down to that though. I WANT you to be able to to have a baby, this baby that you're carrying right now. I hope you get better news soon.
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born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed

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Re: Something more then PE :(

Postby crowderkb » Thu Mar 31, 2011 07:37 pm

I am sorry to hear how things are going. It is so difficult when you just don't know what is going on. Do you know what any of the tests are that the doctor has done? As far as the protein goes, I had protein in my urine from the beginning of my pregnancy (I had a baseline 24 hour urine at 14 weeks) I had protein during the whole pregnancy and although it went up a bit, the doctors didn't think it was pre-e. They just kept saying that there is something else going on, but it didn't negatively effect my pregnancy. In a few weeks when I am at least 6 weeks post partum I will go see a kidney specialist. So protein isn't always bad..... Let us know what you find out and I will be praying for you.

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Re: Something more then PE :(

Postby SeattleMom » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:44 pm

So sorry to hear about what's going on. It's very scary not knowing what the future holds. I will keep you in my prayers.
I've been on Labetalol 200mg twice daily since I was about 12 weeks. I have a hx of preeclampsia and HELLP and one healthy child. I'm doing well at 25 weeks as of today. My first was 31 weeks when she was born so I'm hoping to make it to at least that.
Keep us posted on what you find out.

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Re: Something more then PE :(

Postby sam10 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 09:37 pm

I am sorry to hear your appointment did not go well and your doctor does not give you much hope for your baby.This is tough.I so very much understand how you feel. I also feel that my body failed me. It is so hard not to when doctors tell you something like this. I hope that they will shed some light on your condition soon and that it is manageable and treatable. Sending you hugs.
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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Re: Something more then PE :(

Postby tree » Wed Mar 30, 2011 08:25 pm

I am so sorry that you are going through this. I hope that whatever underlying issue you have is treatable and manageable. We all know that isn't always possible, but it could be. Good luck with your MFM appointment.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Re: Something more then PE :(

Postby christina89 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 08:16 pm

I am currently in labatalol 500mg and adalat 60mg. The thing that worries me is he seems to think there is something else wrong with my body aside from PE in my last pregnancy. and he beleives its more than hypertention in this one. He doesnt seem to think ill make it far, my other Dr has already suggested an abortion as well. So im being sent in for a 3rd and 4th opinion. He just said some women can't have children. :( Its hard so hard. I thought PE was going to be my biggest fear this pregnancy but its now looking like I have somethign else to worry about as well I should know within the next few weeks if I will be able to carry this baby at all, but we are still praying for 25 weeks. I he says there is a little bit of hope to hold on to not much but a little.Dependign on this other High risk as well as internist. Were not going out with out a fight. I will feel confident with what the High risk and internist deside even if its not what im hoping for.

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Re: Something more then PE :(

Postby l412angel » Wed Mar 30, 2011 08:01 pm

So sorry your going through this! You are so not a failure. Know that a lot of women have high BP and make it farther than they think! There are options, BP meds and there are soo many kinds. Please keep us posted!
Laura Angel (Factor V Leiden)
Mommy to Cara Angel 2LBS 11OZ 16 IN. Born at 30 weeks due to Severe PE & HELLP.
"My life went with you sweetheart the day angels called you home"

Our Rainbow Baby Carter born March 5 2011 7lbs 7oz 20.5in 36 weeks 4days PE FREE

Baby #3 due June 2012

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Something more then PE :(

Postby christina89 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 07:37 pm

I had a very bad app today :( My baby is doing well. How ever I am only 15 weeks exactly today. So I have alot longer to go. My Dr, has taken test after test and I have protine in my urine already. He said My body doesnot want to be pregnant nor dose it handle it well. and that there is something else wrong. How ever he cant put a finger on it. I live In MB Canada and I was just today refered to an internits as well as the head MFM in MBM said to be one of the best in Canada. :( They are just looking for anything that might get me to 25 weeks. Things aren't exactly going well at all. I feel great but Im being told other wise. I always thought I would be a mom to many children. But I have one angel baby and I am praying to god every night I can make it far enough along to keep this baby inside of me safe as it will be my last and I will not be aloud to have another after. Its so hard on me Im terrified, im scaredof not having a live baby. One to chase a cuddle and love. I feel as if I had all the hope in the world yesterday and it was all whiped away within a matter of min today. Im sorry if im blabbing but this place is the only place I feel im understood. Im very greatful Im givin the chance to visit one of the top MFM in canada however. I still cant seem to get past how scared I am for me and my baby I never expected to have problems already at 15 weeks. :( Did any of you have any kind of blood pressure problems at all this early and have your Drs seem like its just going in the same direction as your last. Im just curiouse. and if you do and your story ends bad please still tell me. Im a realist and I understand the way things work sometimes and I can handle it. I could just use somethign to go oon right now.

Thank youso much for listening to me it means the world right now.
I feel like a failure, to me and to my babies, and to Alan. Its terrible.


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