Severe Preeclampsia Almost Killed my Sister-in-Law this week...
Posted On Friday, January 11, 2013 by Tania
On Janurary 2, 2013, Beth had been told by her Co-Worker, Nathan, to go home. She started having difficulty breathing while at work. Shortly thereafter, my brother Jonathan rushed her to a nearby hospital where she underwent all the routine test plus, some. The on-call doctor for the OB that night was called in urgently to inform us that Beth had severe preeclampsia, a life threatening disease that occurs with an at risk pregnancy. ...(Eclampsia is most often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure and death of the mother and/or baby according to the Preeclampsia Foundation at http://www.preeclampsia.org/.) Beth's body had already retained a large amount of fluid called edema that had built within the tissue and her circulatory system. Baptist had already began administering Lasix treatment in conjunction with medication to keep Beth from going into a siezure or worse, a stroke or heartattack.
There's been a lot of new developments... We've set up a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PrayersFundraisingForBethAndIttyBittyKyndall so that everyone can stay informed of updates as they occur.
Please visit our Facebook page, Pray for this family... and certainly, we plan on spreading awareness of this illness that about like to have killed my sister n law this week... Pregnant women shouldn't wait until it strikes them & almost kills them to know about this disease... So I'm on board and will spread the same message in our area.
Thanks and God Bless you all!!!
Ethan will be turning 3 at the end of this month (October). The month of October always brings up some scary memories and emotions for me... I never thought I would have a difficult pregnancy or labor. After all...