Originally posted by Jackie Cargen
I was sent this link by Anika.
I am just over 3 weeks post C-section (22 April 2006). Our baby was delivered at a little over 25 weeks due to my development of severe PE and Hellp Syndrome.
I developed symptoms in week 22, went to the doctor and received confirmation of what we were dealing with in week 23.
After hospitalisation, we managed to keep the baby in until week 25, however, with severe liver and kidney issues, including massive amounts of fluid in my abdomen and lungs, they had no option but to deliver the baby on 22 April 2006. Weighing only 600g, he passed away on 25 April 2006.
I was released from hospital on 25 April, however, was back in with elevated liver enzymes on 28 April. Released on 30 April again. However, back in hospital on 6 May with a blood clot in the sinuses that drain blood from the brain. The doctors believe the last 2 hospital visits were still remnants of the pregnancy complications and not indicative of an autoimmune disease like APS/SLE. They however, will continue testing for Lupus / APS over the next few weeks in order to confirm.
I am trying to ascertain the risks of falling pregnant again. And I was looking for a gynae who specialises in high risk pregnancies. I live on the East Rand / Johannesburg, but I'm willing to travel anywhere to get the best treatment!
Anika said that you were exceptionally happy with your gynae. Would you recommend him? If so, could you perhaps email me? firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally posted by amillhouse
Thank You for your support, I will def look at the Forum . If you know of any good specialist in the Jhb area , please ff to me .
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I am so sorry for your loss. The four of us have had similar experiences - all in South Africa. I am going to e-mail you in hopes that the four of us can get connected. Please do have a look at the Grief and Loss Forum. I have gotten tremendous support there over the years and I am sure you will also. All the best to you.
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