Today was my due date & intro.

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Today was my due date & intro.

Postby jerih » Wed Oct 06, 2010 08:33 pm

Today I am overwhelmed with emotions. Today I was suppose to be 40 weeks pregnant and deliver my precious baby girl. Today was taken away from me by a horrible pregnancy disease called Preeclampsia that stole Mallory's life and risked my own. Today we planted a tree in memory of Mallory. Today I cry just like most other days.

I haven't officially introduced myself on the boards, but I've been around reading since shortly after I lost my baby girl on 7/21/10.
Here's our story:
I went to the dr. on Friday 7/16. My blood pressure was high and I had protein in my urine. The dr. ran the usual blood test for preeclampsia. The blood results came back on Monday and they were fine so she had me scheduled to come back in on Wednesday to check again. I heard the baby's heartbeat on Monday around noon since I had my own heart monitor at home. It was a good strong 160. On Tuesday 7/20 evening I started to feel sick and have lower back cramps. I couldn't hear the heartbeat on my heart monitor I had at home so I called the dr. and she told me to get to the hospital. When I got to the hospital they confirmed that her heart had quit beating. They tested my blood again and by then I had severe preeclampsia and was starting into hellp syndrome. I was induced and delivered Mallory Gail on Wednesday 7/21 at 6:21pm. She was born at 29 wks gestation. She was 2lbs. 7oz. 15" long and perfect in everyway. Turns out my placenta abrupted and I clotted instead of bleeding. I didn't have any other symptoms. It came on strong and fast for me. I was in the hospital for 2 days before they took me off the mag and my blood pressure came back down. They released me on the 3 day. I have 3 healthy children that were born prior to Mallory and never experienced preeclampsia with any of those pregnancies, but I did have a miscarriage last fall two months prior to getting pregnant with Mallory.

Preeclampsia sucks! I'm so sorry for everyone that has had to go through this horrible experience similiar to mine. I hope that I can find some friends here that understand and can help support me through this. Thank you for reading our story.

Jeri


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Postby m » Thu Oct 07, 2010 00:10 am

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a baby is so hard. You're right - preeclampsia sucks!!! You have definitely come to the right place for support.
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Postby kerisue » Thu Oct 07, 2010 00:21 am

I'm so so sorry Jeri. My daughter's due date was just a couple weeks ago and it was very difficult for me to deal with too. Pretty much every day is difficult, but that one especially. Mallory- what a beautiful name.
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Postby rosemary » Fri Oct 08, 2010 00:03 am

Jeri.. I am terribly sorry for the loss of your precious Mallory. You have absolutely found a place to make some new friends, and find support. The wonderful ladies here helped me get through the some of the most difficult days of my life. Please feel free to post as often as you like. Wishing you peace and healing.
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Postby evancaleb10 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 01:58 am

Hello Jeri, Sorry for your loss of your precious Mallory. I think it was sweet to plant a tree in her memory.I too experienced the loss of my beutiful baby boy at 33 weeks on 08-23-10 due to HELLP class III which was very sudden and out of the blue with no signs and symptoms prior to that day. I also had to face my scheduled c-section date this past Tuesday 10-05-10 and it was very hard. The tears wouldn't stop and I kept seeing his name everywhere which was God's sign to me that he was ok. I can ony hope the tears will flow less and less as time goes on. I read somewhere that crying is a way of purging the sadness out of your heart so don't hold back. For me, I started writing in a journal and reading from the Bible verses of healing both which are really helping. Praying for God's peace for you.

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Postby holly3372@msn.com » Sun Oct 10, 2010 02:15 am

I am so sorry,I too lost my baby Benjamin.He was born at 26 weeks 1 lb 6oz and pased after almost 4 long months fighting for his life,he was almost 7 lbs.I had severe preeclampsia that came on so fast as well.I understand your pain.I hope you find some comfort in knowing you are not alone.It has only been over a month since my baby is gone
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Postby wrennie » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:23 pm

Jeri, so sorry for your loss. Your story is very similar to mine. I am sorry that you did not have enough time to save your little one. PE sucks and takes away too many precious lives of babies and their mothers. I hope time helps your heart find peace, sending you hugs!
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Postby timelessbeauty » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:20 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl, Mallory.
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