I am not sure if I had Pre eclampsia or eclampsia. I know my doctor
Post On Tuesday, March 16, 2004 By Fatima
I am not sure if I had Pre eclampsia or eclampsia. I know my doctor called it Toximia. I had all the symptoms - which he failed to recognize. High protein in urine, weight gain went from 120 to 192 - uncontrollable thirst, pregnancy was 3 weeks overdue.
I was 20 years old at the time, was 19 for most of the time I carried.
Baby was born in 2 hours, record for local hospital.
After the baby was born, I had severe headache, and some hallicunations. I asked the nurse for an anacin, (this was 1959) before she came back, I was in convulsions. My kidneys locked, I was given some drug (new at the time) to start the kidneys going again. Everytime I could see - I saw 3 or 4 doctors and the sides to my bed were up, so I knew there was something wrong. Kidneys started working, and in seven days (which was how long I was in the hospital) I went down to 117 lbs. (from 192) baby weighed 8 lb.
Took me 4 days to ask for my baby. He was born healthy.
I have had another child - now 40. No complications from this condition that i know of, and did not have any problems with the second pregnancy.