by taras mom (841 Posts), Thu Feb 26, 2004 05:13 pm
What a cutie Eva is! Hope everything turns out well with your little nephew. Your positive attitude is great.[:)]
I wonder about the gallbladder-preeclampsia thing, too. I had my first gallbladder attack two weeks after Tara was born, they found a whole quarry of stones, and two weeks later they took it out. For 37 years I'd had nothing more serious than sprained ankles and a bad thyroid; within a month I had a week in the hospital with preeclampsia, an emergency c-section, a lost baby, a nighttime visit from the paramedics, a bunch of x-rays and ultrasounds, and a cholecystectomy. Seems like too much of a coincidence to me!
I asked my doctors about it, and they all said that gallstones are very common in pregnant women (the unlucky ones have attacks while they're still pregnant) and that it had nothing to do with the PE. I can't help wondering whether they'll find some odd connection that will lead to a miracle cure for both conditions in the near future. Sure, it's grasping at straws, but that's what you do when there's not much else to grasp.
The moral of your story is that Dr. Mom knows more than any "real" doctor. ("You never know"--it's your job to find out, Doc![:(!])
DH Bill (40)
The Mightiest Little Angel