Hi My name is Catherine.On July 6th 2007 I was rushed to
Posted On Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by catherine
|Hi!My name is Catherine.On July 6th 2007 I was rushed to the ER due to major swelling of my hands and feet and from feeling very shaky and faint.The nurse finally told me I had severe preeclampsia.They decided to do a 48 hour urine specimen. After that they decided to deliver me finally on the 14th after it got terrible. I was on magnesium sulfate for days... Which I am sure most of you know makes you feel horrible. I was very in and out of it. Also worried my baby would not make it, finally at 11:02 he was here Jason...He weighed a whopping 5 lbs. at 33 weeks!!!After that they brought me back to my room and realized my bp was not going down and my blood wasn't clotting. My platelets were in the 60's and they said if they start bringing in bags of blood not to worry. Now at the time I was just 19. Two days went by and I was still begging to see my baby the doctor came in and said, "Catherine you are very sick,you have hellp syndrome." All I remember is crying to my husband saying I just want to see him before I die. I had never prayed so hard in my entire life time. Finally on the third day by the grace of God I was getting better and then I found out that a family friend had her whole church praying for me! Jason is now two and a half and we have another on the way, they just tested me for preeclampsia today. I am starting to get the headaches again and I am starting to swell...|
After surviving a very traumatic first pregnancy with a nightmare delivery (30 hours of magnesium-induced hell, ending in an emergency c-section) and even more debilitating recovery, one would think I was DONE having children. Let's be ...