It seems that most of you here know all about what was going on with your body during your pregnancy and labs and such. Since I had Dominic when I was just 16 I didn't really pay attention to these things and even though I was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia I did not feel sick in the least. My mom has had the medical records of mine from that time for a while and I just started looking through them and can't believe some of the blood pressures, weight gain and labs. When admitted to the hospital bp was 165/104 and got as high as 172/118. That just amazes me! I did NOT feel sick!!! Over the 10 days I was hospitalized before Dominic was born it was common for me to gain 3-4 pounds overnight, no wonder I didn't fit on the scale anymore!!![:I] I am just reading through all of that and can't believe that I am still alive, and I can't believe I went through PE a second time with my daughter. I also was upset with some of the nurses notes like after Dominic had already died that I was "crying appropriatley" well that is good-I would hate to be inappropriate![}:)]Since not many people realize how serious this was and appreciate the fact that I am finally blessed with a daughter who is completely healthy with no problems I knew that I would get the understanding here. Thank you all for being so wonderful to each other and providing such a comforting place where it is next to impossible to feel alone. Thank you all.
Alissa mommy to:
Dominic 9/10/97-9/11/97 @ 28 weeks
Victoria 1/8/02 @ 30 weeks