Plans to prosper and not to harm...

Post On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 By Loren

Plans to prosper and not to harm...

My daughter, Summer Lynn was born February 26, 2010. A beautiful red head with bright blue eyes. She is now 2 and a half. Her father and I are blessed by her daily. Her journey getting here was not as blissful. I came to my OB/GYN unaware of the reason behind my frequent headaches and inability to wear my tennis shoes. My OB/GYN told me that I had preeclampsia and must be put on bed rest. For my family at that time this was not anywhere near something we could handle financially. But I did as I was told.

After a month of bed rest nothing changed and only became worse ending in ecclampsia. I was induced. After 36 hours of labor I decided to finally get an epidural. The epidural caused my blood pressure to drop drastically. They rushed me to OR for an emergency c-section. My daughter was panicing inside. I was unaware of what was going on until I saw my mother crying and praying with my best friend's mother. After a successful c-section but a slow recovery and my daughter being in and out of the hospital I started researching on preeclampsia. I finally realized why my mother was so afraid. Ignorance was bliss for this young, first time mom. I now know that my Lord and savior was watching over me that night. My experience with my daughter and the treatment I received encouraged me to become a registered medical assistant. I now can care for young mothers and other patients like myself to give God the glory for saving me.

I had a miscarriage at Christmas. I was 3 months pregnant. And now am 7 months pregnant with a sweet baby boy. I am showing signs and symptoms of preeclampsia again. My OB/GYN is monitoring me closely. I am on a HTN medication. Keeping my edema, and high blood pressure to a minimum. I try to remember when anxiety gets high about being preeclamptic again that God only has plans to prosper my life and not to harm me. Jeremiah 29:11.

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