by kdreher (2482 Posts), Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:23 am
Well, I never would have thought of postpartum eclampsia, but my sister has it right now. (I keep reading PE, but he docs said E). She delivered at full term, had excellent b/p during her pregnancy. She did had toxemia 11 yrs ago with her son. On Wednesday, she complained of having a migrane, trouble breathing, and a rapid heartbeat. She had gone into the docs office for Zoloft (getting the "blues") so I babysat for a few hours. Her b/p was 150/100 but the nurse sent her home. At 4:30pm, I was back at her house an her dh took her to the walk-in clinic. Long story short, by 8pm she was transported via ambulance to the hospital she gave birth at, back to the maternity ward. Her b/p was as high as 210/105, heart rate dropped to 35 (very low), swollen liver, protein in urine. This was exactly 1 week after her daughter's birth. She will be in the hospital for a few more days. Currently on magnesium sulfate and demoral. B/P is good, urine still showing, and still nursing a headache. Saturation was low so she is on oxygen.
I am so sad for her, and shocked. I knew something was wrong that day though. As you may or may not know, I had eclampsia and HELLP at 26 +1 day, in 1995. I know she will make a full recovery.
DH, Tom (33)
Tyler 3-9-95 to 3-23-95 (26 wks pe/HELLP)
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