by paul1968uk (9 Posts), Wed Mar 03, 2004 02:07 pm
On Monday we had a check-up with the midwife, Sarah's blood pressure was through the roof, and there was protein in the urine again - it had been clear for a couple of weeks.
We went straight to the hospital, where[url][/url] the admitted her for observation. I went home at about 7pm, and at about 8pm, received a call from the hospital to say that the bloodwork had come back from the lab, and they were not happy so were going to do a c.section that night.
I hot-footed back to the hospital, briefly saw sarah before they took her to surgery, and then waited around for a couple of hours.
It seems that sarah's platelet count had dropped to dangerously low levels (below 40) - I'm guessing that this is a sign of pre-eclampsia.
The midwife said later that they had come very close to losing her.
Anyway, Baby boy was delivered at 9:38pm on 1st March weighing 2.45kg (5lb6oz for you non-metric types), and both mother and baby are doing fine, despite the delivery being exactly one month early.
Baby was kept in an incubator as a precaution for the first day, but is now in a normal cot.
Thanks for all your support guys - it was great to be able to post here when I was at my lowest and get some friendly words from people who knew what I was going through. I was able to sit and wait for the delivery prepared for what was going on, and could remain perfectly calm (actually, I think my calmness bothered some of the hospital staff :) )