Death a day away: 1st pregnancy
Posted On Saturday, January 28, 2012 by jackie
I am a survivor!!Â Â I was pregnant in my 7th month and was told by an OB DR, "Welcome to pregnancy!" when i informed her about my swelling. My BP and urine samples were all normal that week. With in the next couple days I started getting abdominal pain, and thinking it was just from constipation, so I took some powder and waited for it to kick in for 3 days. The pain just got worse and started to affect my breathing. Finally, Christmas morning came around and my husband and I got up and ran to the only open CVS 30 min away and got some milk of magnesia. We got home and I took it, then immediately threw it up. I thought it just didn't mix with the juice I drank with it. I took another half dose and sat on the couch, since the only way I could sleep and breath was sitting up. 2 hrs later I awoke to go use the bathroom and broke into a sweat, I took my temp and had a fever on 99.7. So I told my hubby it was time to go to the ER.
Well I got there and was rushed into a room where it took 9 nurses 30 minutes to stick an IV in me. I was stuck 9 different places (I have very bad veins). My husband had gone to make some phone calls and by the time he got back 30 min. later, I was being told I am delivering the baby within minutes... tonight!!!!
UPDATE: Nora is now 3.9 lbs and 16 inches.Â She is breathing on her own without any tube at all, and is taking feedings quite nicely!!Â I myself am slowly recovering.
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 ...