HELLP & preeclampsia survivors to become 2013 Charlotte Promise Walk Mission Family
Posted On Monday, February 04, 2013 by Kristi
In early December of 2010, my husband and I found out we were expecting! We were scared and excited all at the same time! I had a great 1st trimester and was thinking to myself “hey, this isn’t so bad!” As soon as I hit my 2nd trimester all of that changed; I had all-day sickness and was just plain miserable!
They scheduled my C-section for the 24th hour after my 2ndsteroid shot for Carson’s (my son) lungs. I vaguely remember the few days between my hospital admission and the C-section. Carson was born weighing 2lbs, 8oz.
After I came out of recovery, I wasn’t allowed to get out of bed. My blood pressure was still high and I had developed fluid on my lungs. Almost two days after my son was born, I was allowed to get out of the bed, but I had to keep my oxygen levels up before they would take me to see him. Finally, a few hours later, I got to see him, but only for a few minutes.
While my husband stayed at the NICU to show off our tiny baby boy to our families, my nurse took me back to my room. As I sat there by myself, I began to blame myself for all of this. Is there anything I could have done to prevent this? What is wrong with me? I could have died, my son could have died. My nurse for the night only had one patient: me. She was amazing and sat in my room for over an hour comforting me and assuring me that it wasn’t my fault.
I was discharged a few days later and leaving my baby at the hospital an hour away was not easy. It took several weeks for my blood pressure to get back to normal. Carson was in the hospital for 8 weeks, and thankfully he was healthy and had a smooth NICU stay.
Posted On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Rama
its nice to read ur success story.. congratulations.
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 ...