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October 22nd, 2012, 10:27 AM
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First of all, hi everyone. I am a mother to two beautiful children ages 3 and 8. I am now 22 weeks pregnant with our third-a girl. We have seen doctor after doctor and nobody can answer whats going on.

Heres our story:

We found out we're expecting and everything was perfect. Had the usual morning sickness and other symptoms that passed around 11-12 weeks and everything was bliss. Found out shes a girl <3
I was having a picture perfect pregnancy. Everything was going great.
At 19 weeks, everything changed.
I began feeling sick, like I was coming down with the flu. I was groggy, weak, had muscle aches and slight fevers. I took it easy and treated with tylenol. I thought I was just run down.
A few days later I had an OB appt and ultrasound. Ultrasound was for anatomy which showed everything was perfect. Doctor said my urine showed a slight uti and to take macrobid for a week. I told him I think I'm having contractions regularly and that whatever thats making me sick could be causing it. He said, "no no no...you're just cramping from the uti." I figured I should trust him, he's the doctor, but I still KNEW something was off.
I went home and my pain got worse. I could barely get out of bed. My whole body felt awful like I was in a car wreck and I was still having fevers. I gave the antibiotics a few days before I started questioning why I wasnt getting better. I decided to see a different OB for a 2nd opinon. The couple days leading up to that appointment I was shaking, crying from abdomen pain and flank pain, started this thick orange discharge, and breaking out in horrible sweats. My DF took me to the L&D floor and they said I was 1 cm dialated and having contractions. They gave me terbutaline injections 3X before contractions stopped. I also had a temp of 101.6. The new doctor was on call and he said take it easy, bedrest til our appointment-2 days later, finish antibiotics as given.
Appointment came and I was even worse. I couldnt stand up, I had began spotting that morning, uncontrollable shaking. I wanted to die. The doctor took my temp and it was 103. Baby girl's HB was 180's. He "knocked" on my kidneys and said, "she has a kidney infection, get her to the hospital NOW!"

At the hospital they stopped contractions again and treated fever. I was immediately admmited. They did an u/s and said baby looked okay now but fluid was at 6.8 when it should be at around 10. They also said there were "pockets" of fluid in my uterus as well as what could be a "vanishing twin" from earlier in the pregnancy because there was an empty sac with debri.
Anyhow, I was given lots of fluids and antibiotics. They had to stop contractions about 4-5 times periodically and I had fevers well over 102 continuously. Doctor came and saw me and said I need a level 2 u/s to determine what that was in my uterus and that had to be done out of the hospital-so we had to just wait.
I was in for 2 1/2 days and felt amazing, like a new woman. I was eating again, laughing, walking, etc. Doctor said u/s showed my kidneys were fine and I probably had the flu so discharged me at 9:30 pm and said come in to my office tomorrow morning for the level 2.

DF and I went home where I immediately wanted to bathe and go to bed. I took my temp which was 100.7 (seriously?), I took tylenol and then took a bath and went to bed. I got to up to potty 3 times before what happened next. I was sleeping like a baby when I woke up to a horriblw "wave" like pain coming up my legs. I waited for it to pass but it didnt, it just kept getting harder and harder and stronger-like it had a hold on me. It was constant and spread to pelvis, abdomen, and back. I thought I had to go #2 suddenly so I tried to stand and fell, my legs hurts so bad they just gave out. I cried and cried as I crawled about 10 feet to the bathroom and pulled myself up to the door knob and walked in doubled over, sat down and started going #1. I felt something the size of a tennis ball come out of me, then another and another another. Different shapes and sizes but all solid blood clots and when I looked down I had bled a trail of blood into the bathroom. I screamed for my DF and he ran in, helped me pull my pants up. Wrapped me in a towel and carried me to the car. At the hospital they took me on a strecher and asked me what happened. I was JUST discharged. No sex, no rough housing, no activity, NOTHING. U/S showed baby was okay and moving. Her HB was in the 150's. But I was hemmorhaging blood. I was admitted and on bedrest with a catheter, not allowed to eat for 24 hrs in case of surgery. Doctor tried transferring me to a higher level of care with a level 3 NICU but nobody will bother since baby is considered "pre-viable" and they wont do anything. Doctor told me to prepare myself for a loss, just in case, but cant tell me why this is happening. Another doctor came and saw me also have no clue whats going on or where the bleeding is coming from. So here I am at 22 weeks and havent left the hospital, or my bed. I havent seen my kids barely at all and there is no end in sight. I have had contractions stopped at least once per day. Mu blood work shows nothing and they keep doing blood draws/lab work to compare but nothing ever shows. All they results are normal. I am on iron and an oral medicine twice a day to calm my uterus. I'm still bleeding bright red blood with and without clots. Enough to fill the hospital pads twice a day. I have horrible menestral cramps. But they dont know where its coming from.
Can ANYBODY please please please share any info, opinons, advice? I am so sorry this is so long but thank you for reading through and I hope someone, somewhere has a similar experience they can share to give me some insight. Thank you.
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October 23rd, 2012, 01:53 PM
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I do not have any words of advice, but I wanted to offer you some words of encouragement and prayers. I cannot image going through all of that and the uncertainty that comes with it. I hope that you are able to keep your LO baking longer and that they can figure out what is causing the bleeding and stop it. I will keep you in my prayers.
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October 23rd, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Wow, so sorry you're going through this! With the fever still lingering, it sounds like some kind of infection again?? I'm sorry you're bleeding so much and they can't find the source...has to be frustrating!! I wish I could offer you some kind of advice, but I will keep you in my prayers for sure! I wish you all the best...hang in there!!
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October 25th, 2012, 07:42 PM
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I'm sorry you are going through this. I don't have any answers, but I hope the doctors are able to figure out what is happening and are able to stop contractions for you. I hope you are able to bake the baby much longer.
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October 29th, 2012, 06:50 PM
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On friday the 26th I went for my level 2 U/s which showed baby girl had no fluid. I was immediately admitted to level 3 NICU but could only keep her in for 2 days.

Bristol Grace was born 10-28 via emergency c-section weighing 1 lb 2 oz. She is 11 inches long.

The pain that I'm feeling from seeing my baby like this is heart wrenching. Pls keep her in your prayers.
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October 30th, 2012, 02:11 AM
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I am so incredibly sorry for everything you have been going through . I wanted to let you know I went through an incredibly similar situation 4 years ago and wanted you to know that you are your precious baby girl are in my thoughts and prayers. I was pregnant with twins... my son didn't make it.. my daughter did. It was a heartwrenching, horrifying experience. If you ever need anything, even though you don't know me, you are welcome to PM me.
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October 30th, 2012, 06:04 AM
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My son was born on 10/28 4 yrs ago! It is a great day to have a baby. I will keep you all in my prayers.
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October 30th, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Keeping you and the little one in my thoughts and prayers.
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October 30th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Keeping you and your little Bristol in my prayers.
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October 30th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Praying for you, baby Bristol, and your family.
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October 30th, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Thoughts and prayers coming to you and your little one. KUP!
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November 2nd, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Oh My!! I'm so sorry that you have gone through all of this! You, baby Bristol, and the rest of your family are in my thoughts!!
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November 8th, 2012, 09:17 AM
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I wanted to check in and see how you are doing? I have been thinking of you and just hoping you update with some wonderful news.
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November 8th, 2012, 06:30 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear that. Just hold on and keep your faith alive! I'll include you in my prayers. God bless!
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November 14th, 2012, 06:16 PM
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I am so sorry for all that your family is going through, I just said a prayer for you all.
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