My 30 Weeker

Post On Friday, April 29, 2016 By Whitney

My 30 Weeker

I was 28 weeks pregnanat and started feeling very yucky. I had a good bit of swelling my whole second trimester but my hands and face began to swell drastically. I started taking my blood pressure at home. It was getting higher and higher. Finally one day after work I checked it and it was 150/98. I called my doctor and they wanted me to come in.

They kept me over night for observations and I did the 24 hour urine test. When it came back my proteins were very high. They were able to control my blood pressure with me laying on my left side and they diagnosed me with Pre-Eclampsia and sent me home on strict bed rest. Two days later I was back at the hospital with trouble breathing. I felt like I was literally suffocating. They diagnosed me with pnuemonia and sent me home.

A few days later my husband took my blood pressure and it was 200/190. They sent me to the high risk hospital and they admitted me right away. They realized that I didn't have pnuemonia but actually pulmonary edema. At this point my lungs were completely full of fluid and my kidneys had shut down. That night I was too sick and they took me into an emergency C section. My baby was 30 weeks by 4 hours! He came out at 2 pounds and 12 ounces. He was on C pap for a week and then came off! He was in the Nicu for 40 days. He is sweet and perfect now! I hope that they can find more information on treating Pre-E. It needs to have more awareness so moms can catch it earlier!

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