I have read some of these stories two years ago, when we had our boy
Posted On Friday, November 20, 2009 by Jackie
I have read some of these stories two years ago, when we had our boy Marcel. Even now when I am writing this and he is sound asleep in his little bed they squeeze my heart.
You know that you are lucky and blessed when you get a child, a health child and you never think that things could go so wrong...
I was 28 when I had Marcel. Everything was going great, I felt great, the baby was great, all test were fine, no proteins in urine, not even swolen legs. The D day was 14.9. and on the 11. I was at the doctors thinking...when will this happen?? The next night I felt some pinching,went to the toilette and saw a little clog on my panties and realised this is it. I woke up my husband,we measured the time between contractions. They were about 5 minutes apart so I decided to slowly get ready. It was 3 in the morning. I was having a sower and virtualy in minutes my head started to hurt unbarabley and I got strong abdominal pains. When I got out of the shower had some tee and crackers thinking it would help, but it was getting worse by the minute. I was starting to lose focus and was loosing awarness of my sorroundings. We drove to the hospital, just 5 minutes away, when I was walking in I threw up (can no remember what color or smell it was). When I got checked in my blood pressure was sky high and I was covered with cold sweat. They gave me magnesium sulfate to get me stable and I can remember that they broke my water and that I was 4cm opened when I blacked out. My husband told me that I rolled my eyes back and then my hole back arced backwards and I started to shake. A hole army of medical staff rushed in and took me to the C-section. At 12.01 I gave birth to a healthy 3,38 kg boy of 53 cm. It took me 2 days to start feel a bit better and we were released after 5.
Both of us are ok and have no consequences. They explained to me that I had and preeclampsia and eclampsia. I did not know a lot about these conditions and when we got home I fond this page on the internet, started reading and realizing how lucky we were.
After 6 months I went for a complete check of hart, livers, kidneys... but there is noting.
We are now starting on having a second child and as exited we are we are also worried of how things will go this time.
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 ...