Thought I was dying :(

Post On Saturday, May 11, 2013 By Alisha

Thought I was dying :(

I am a survivor of postpartum eclampsia. 5 days after giving birth to our little girl Madysin, I developed the worst migraine ever. Knowing I couldn't take care of her due to the horrible pain, I called my mom. She came over to help, called my ob and he prescribed me pain pills. The next day I felt thumping in my ears, still having the horrible migraine, so we decided to go to the ER. As I was getting dressed, I told my mom I needed to try and brush my teeth. I held my toothbrush in one hand and the toothpaste in another but I started crying... I had no idea how or what to do next something: so simple and easy, I couldn't figure out. I went and sat on the edge of my bed and was telling my mom I had no idea what to do. I told her I needed to lay down... everything got so weird looking and cloudy so I lay down.

I started to seize. I could hear everything: my mom called 911; I was screaming to my mother as she held my baby to not let me die; I begged her. I did not know she couldn't hear me; I wasn't saying a word. I came to with 10 paramedics in my face asking who I was, what my name was. Next thing I remember was starting to seize again and this time I remember nothing. In the meantime, I was taken to a local hospital where they life-flighted me to a Columbus Ohio hospital. I woke up a few days later and remember bits and pieces of things during that time. They told my whole family when I was life flighted I wasn't going to survive the flight and I did. Here I am. It's so scary to think about and I still have flashbacks and get anxiety but all I have to say is my baby girl is gonna be 5 and I'm so glad I'm here to share all this with her. I thank God everyday that he let me live through this. Until this happened to myself I never even heard of eclampsia. I ended with my blood pressure so high I had a brain hemorrhage and that's when I started to seize.

Views (1466)
Hi, just a quick question

Posted On Saturday, August 03, 2013 By Ashley

Did your blood pressure ever go back down?


Featured Video

Story Spotlight

    Three Strikes

    Our story starts not unlike most. We’re a happily married couple starting a family and enjoying... Read More


Community Discussion

Trusted Partners

Attend an Event Near You

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST. We respect your privacy.