My Journey

Post On Thursday, May 02, 2019 By Allie Bryant

My Journey

A few days before my sons arrival I had a check-up with my ob. Everything was great! No signs of HELLP syndrome.

On Monday November 13, 2017 I woke up feeling sicker than usual, honestly didn’t think anything about it, that it was just “pregnancy sickness.” Nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, headache it just kept getting worse.

My boyfriend left to get me some Gatorade when he came back I was unconscious lying in the bed. A few moments after I started seizing. After the seizure he carried me unconscious to the car to drive me to the hospital.

It didn’t take long for them to diagnose me with a sudden onset of HELLP syndrome. My platelets kept dropping they were down to 27,000 when they rushed me back for an emergency C Section. I was put under for it.

My son was born weighing 5lb and 5oz. He was so healthy. He had no stay in the nicu. Shortly after my c Section my doctor noticed a developed hematomas near my incision cite. I was bleeding out. I was rushed back to the OR for a emergency hematoma evacuation where I was cut back open.

Fast forward to a few days later, 3 days after my emergency c section. I was finally conscious enough to meet my son for the first time. Due to my seizure it had a strong impact to my memory. I remember the last few days while recovering. I don’t remember my birth or the moments seeing and holding my son for the first time.

I’m thankful to be here today. Despite everything I’ve went through. I’m so grateful to be my sons mommy. I now have epilepsy, I developed it after HELLP but it’s not stopping me from being the best mom I can be. Before the age of 20 I’ve recovered from 6 abdominal surgeries. 

I found strength I didn’t know I had.

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