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What worked for us

Postby seanh » Wed Feb 11, 2004 07:36 am

by seanh (3 Posts), Wed Feb 11, 2004 07:36 am

Just wanted to share our story briefly in case it can help anyone. Our first pregnancy resulted in Preeclampsia. Our baby was born at 25 weeks and only survived for 7 weeks in the NICU.

We went to see Dr. August in NYC. My wife was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia, a condition in which you have a high platelet count and sticky platelets. Her high platelet count was present on every blood test she had ever had since childhood, but no previous doctor had ever noticed it.

From day one of our second pregnacy, my wife started Heprin injections. There were no signs of any preelampsia symptoms during this second pregnancy. She gave birth to a healthy, full term baby who is now nine months old and is the joy of our lives!!!

Sean
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Re : What worked for us

Postby josiah1112 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 08:24 am

by josiah1112 (1368 Posts), Wed Feb 11, 2004 08:24 am

Thanks for sharing your story Sean. I am awaiting results to see if
I have a "blood clotting disorder". I'm sorry about your baby. I
know what it is for your life to "hang on a thread" while your child
is in the NICU. My son lived for 22 days and then passed.
Congratulations on your new baby! I'm very happy for you and your
wife.

Gloria mom to Josiah 11/12/03 - 12/4/03 born @ 26wks Pre e
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Re : What worked for us

Postby twolfgram » Wed Feb 11, 2004 08:28 am

by twolfgram (388 Posts), Wed Feb 11, 2004 08:28 am

Thanks, Sean! It's always wonderful to hear a positive outcome story! I'm so sorry for your loss.

Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption
And "Baby dot" - EDD 9/11/04!
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Re : What worked for us

Postby laura » Wed Feb 11, 2004 08:52 am

by laura (5139 Posts), Wed Feb 11, 2004 08:52 am

Thanks for sharing that wonderful outcome with us, Sean! Hope is something we can always use around here [:D]

Dr. August is one of our Foundation Medical Board Doctors, and I've heard that she is one of the best docs out there! It sounds like she was for you and your wife, anyway. Best wishes, and enjoy that baby!

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Mom to Alicia (severe PE) 5/98 and Camille (htn, oligo) 4/03
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/c/camilleandallie/
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