hello, my name is risa, and i survived HELLP syndrome back in 1996. i was
Posted On Thursday, October 24, 2002 by Jessica
|hello, my name is risa, and i survived HELLP syndrome back in 1996. i was 26 weeks into my pregnancy, and one night started having severe abdominal pains. i called the doctor who was on call, and he told me to just lie down. and hour later i called again, and told him i was having severe diarrhea. i told him i needed to go to the hospital, and he just laughed me off, and said i was over-reacting, and a little diarrhea doesnt hurt me. i went to the hospital where i was supposed to deliver, and after bouncing back and forth between the l and d deck , and the emergency room, i was admitted with gallbladder problems. the next morning i was told i could go home. now, this entire time, i was screaming to die, throwing up the entire time, and told them the baby had stopped moving, and they still told me to go home. i insisted on an ultrasound, and the baby had died. they ended uptrying to induce me, and then did an emergency c-section, but by this time it was to late, i coded, and ended up in liver failure, and kidney failure. the next thing i knew i was in ICU for 3 weeks, hooked up to monitors and undergoing dialysis treatments. in hind sight after getting out of the hospital i requested my records that were under lock and key, and i saw in my chart that i had every sign and symptom of toxemia, and hellp syndrome. i get so made at time that they didnt pick up oin the/ bloodpressure, the protein in the uringe, and all the other symptoms, but it is a highly misdiagnosed disease. i was told to never try again, but after loosing all my money in adoption, i got pregant and had a beautiful baby girl who is now and a half, no complications. i have since lost another baby at weeks from a blighted ovem, has anyone else had this happen??|
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...