by rbea (10 Posts), Sun Jul 07, 2013 01:49 pm
My first pregnancy. My daughters name is Arielle Scarlet, and she was taken from me June 11, 2013.
Early May. I cannot say when I was developing a rash on my neck, that itched me so much, I was waking in my sleep. I called my OBGYN and was told to take an anti histamine. May 20th, I saw my feet swell and my face begin to become cherub like. This continued, and I thought that was to be expected with pregnancy. I called my OBGYN, and she asked if I had eaten anything unusual, it might be tomato or strawberry giving me allergies. I've eaten those things my whole life.
May 26th my back was on fire. Every time I tried to position myself differently, shower, took pain meds, it didn't help. I was crying. I was starting to get very worried, I had a thought that Arielle might be affected by this. I fell asleep, and just thought I was being too worrisome. Now thinking back I should have gone to the doctor.
So there was itching, swelling of my face and feet, back pain. I thought, heat rash, I thought allergies, or pregnancy weight finally showing, back pain I thought because maybe she was sleeping on a nerve?
The pain worsened, it was now in my ribs. When my back hurt and ribs at the same time, I would cry and cry. I was having headaches the whole pregnancy, I didn't think these headaches were any different. But this headache didn't go away.
I was living with all of these symptoms till June 10th. At work my vision was filled with large bright spots in front of my eyes. My back and ribs were at it again. I started googling. And here there were all the symptoms. I told my fiance, I have to get to the hospital. My urine had protein. Within hours, my bloodpressure climbed dangerously. I was put on Magnesium, I was at risk for seizure. Doctors telling me we will have to induce labor. I was given the steroid. But my liver was swelling, my lungs were filling with fluid, and my kidneys were failing. My platelets were low, I needed blood product. They turned the monitor off so I couldn't hear her heartbeat anymore.Labor was induced late at night, my daughter came early morning, as much as I wanted to keeper her in this world.
It all happened so fast, I had severe pre-eclampsia and HELLP. She was 23 weeks. About 5 months and a little more. My baby is with God. I want her back so much.