my little LJ (Please Read)!!
Posted On Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by crystal
Me and my boyfriend tried to get pregnant for over a year, and when it finally happened we were so excited. I was so happy: all that was wrong was the normal things, nausea, vomiting, and eating. When I was 20 weeks along, we found out we were having a boy who we would name Larry Lewis Rich Jr. At 26 weeks, I found out that I had mild preeclampsia. I was scared, but the doctor said I shouldn't be worried because it was just mild and I would be ok.
Well I was really sick and my feet were way too big to fit in any of my shoes. I started to get stretch marks on my legs because of how swollen they had gotten. So the doctor did a 24-hour urine; well no one got a hold of me, so I figured everything was ok, until I got super sick and went in to see the doctor. She asked, "Did we call you or did you just come in?" I told her nobody had got a hold of me... Well it turns out I had very high blood pressure, and a lot of protein in my urine so I ended up being admitted to the hospital.
She told me the next day that it was getting worse so I needed to be sent to a high-risk hospital. This was when I was 29 weeks and I was in the hospital and I kept getting worse. I was on magnesium to prevent seizures. It didn't seem to help and then I started to feel really bad and got a headache that would not go away. I also got to where I could not see at all.
I went to get an ultrasound, which was downstairs, and had to take a wheel chair because I could not see anything except for this little wheel in my eye. It was so scary when they were giving me the ultrasound- my arm started to twitch. My mom was with me and I started yelling "mom, mom, mom" and then I felt like I was throwing up, but really I was foaming at the mouth.
I was having a seizure. They had to take the baby right then. I was 30 weeks pregnant, and I had a little boy 2lbs 11oz he was so wonderful, amazing little miracle. He had to stay in the hospital for 5 weeks, he was 4lbs 8oz when he got to go home. It was scary at first, but now he weighs 13lbs and is 4 months old and very healthy, but ever since that happened I have had very bad anxiety. I don't like doing anything or going anywhere... it is very scary. I got on medicine to help, so I hope it works. I want to have another baby one day, but I don't know if I should or if it will happen again. I'm scared. Does anyone know anything about it... will it happen again or will I be okay? Please comment, so I know other stories.
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Posted On Monday, September 24, 2012 by Elizabeth
Hi I am so sorry that you went through that. I had pre-e with my first pregnancy that was twins. I was diagnosed around 23 weeks and then I had them at 32 weeks. Mine stayed mild until 32 weeks and then they had to do a emergency c-section because of my platlet count was dropping. They would have let me deliver naturaly but I am high risk for another reason and so the risk of me bleeding out was high. I had them March 1st 2009. They where both 4lbs and was in the hospital for 2 weeks. They have been healthy ever since. I got pregnant again in 2010 and I had a normal pregnancy. I am high risk because I have a VERY rare blood type and I am at a higher risk of having complications like pre-e. During my second pregnancy I had no high blood pressure and I had a healthy 7lbs 4 oz baby at 37 weeks. I am now pregnant again and have had a few issues with high blood pressure but nothing serious. I hope it works out for you and God bless.
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 ...