My son was born October 25, 2009. He wasn't due until December 1, 2009.On
My son was born October 25, 2009. He wasn't due until December 1, 2009.
On October 14, 2009, I went to the emergency room in my hometown because I was feeling a lot of pain. Turned out I was having "threatened pre-term labor". They sent me to another hospital right away where they are known for their NICU. 2 days into my stay in the hospital I caught H1N1 and they placed me in isolation for a week. The doctors continued to monitor my blood pressure and checked my urine for protein. On October 24, 2009, I was diagnosed with HELLP. My son had to be delivered right away. I delivered him on the 25th.
There was blood in my urine and they put me on a magnesium drip to prevent me from going into seizures.
I gave birth to a healthy 5 pound 13 oz baby boy!
He's almost 7 months now and I'm a single mom.
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 ...