My son was born on August 11, 2009 due to severe Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.
My son was born on August 11, 2009 due to severe Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. During the beginning of my pregnancy, I had always felt like something was wrong, but no one would listen. Not family nor doctors. They just believed I was complaining about everything and that my symptoms were normal pregnancy symptoms. So naturally i started to believe what everyone was saying. I believed that the things that I was experiencing were normal and they are : Severe Swelling, Very Nauseous, and constant Pain. So one afternoon I was feeling really really sick. I was throwing up which i hadn't done all pregnancy..and feeling very dizzy and I couldn't move. So I had my mom take me to the hospital. I thought I had caught a virus or something. I didn't believe it was anything serious because everyone made light of things that were going on with me. Well come to find out my BP was high, protein in my urine, and my platelet count was low. So the next day after arriving from the hospital they decided to give me an emergency c-section.
My son was born at 27+1 weeks. He was 2lbs and 15 inches. He was the most precious Gift that I could have ever received from God. He was rushed to the NICU immediately after and I was left confused and unsure of what had just happened. I stayed in the hospital for a week and I could not bare seeing my son hooked up to everything.
So when he was born he was breathing on his own. He was making progress and doing really well. He was tolerating his feedings, because I breast fed. He was using the bathroom really well. but then his health kept taking turns for the worst. His lungs were the biggest issue. On two occasions when i was visiting him, they had to resuscitate him. Each time it took him longer to come back. The doctors assured me that his lungs were going to get better though. Then he went from bubble c-pap to ventilator, to isolator, and not even breathing on his own. I thought the worse had finally came. So eventually they believed his lungs were getting stronger and decided to wait until he pulled the tube out and put him on the bubble c-pap again. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THEY COULD HAVE MADE!!
The day my son passed I had just brought him an outfit. The doctor had told me previous that he would be able to come home in a couple of weeks. I was so excited and his outfit was the perfect for him. Well I get a call at 3:00 am in the morning telling me to get to the hospital as fast as I could. When I arrived they were resuscitating him because their plan of putting him back on bubble c-pap failed. He had already passed. All I could do was stand there and cry!! I hated everyone in that room and I couldn't believe he was gone. I held my son and I couldn't believe that was him. Lifeless..no smiles or hand movements. No gestures nor frowns...He was gone. Jesus had taken him.
Well that's my story, like many others I know. But each one is different because each one experienced their child in different ways that no one can ever really imagine!!!
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