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Well.. It started out around 08/07/08 with some really odd chest pains. I mean the kind that kicks you on your #####. I called the nurse and was told to take Maalox, which funny enough seemed to work, but the pains were still coming and going. There was not too much to worry about since I had an appointment in the morning on 08/14/08. We figured there was nothing fishy going on. Boy were we wrong!
So I wake up in pain get dressed and head to my dr's appointment. I was currently only 34 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I get there, they waddle me in, weight 214, blood pressure 160/108.. Huh? What? I never have high blood pressure. The nurse was not happy. So she gets me a room, and has me lay on my left side. Um ok, this is different. The dr comes in and goes, "chest pains huh. Ok lets get another BP reading." They take it, and he looks at me and goes "You Fail, did you drive yourself?" I say I did drive, he looks at me and says get in the car and drive yourself to the hospital. Don't stop anywhere. OK.. so off I go. I call DH and Mom and let them know.
I get there, they check me in. I have Pre Eclampisa.. um ok.. I read about this. Its not good. Dh shows up, Dr goes over the plan which is to admit me and run tests to see if I can hold off a few weeks or if we have to do something else. Each test they take comes back worse and worse.. So off to a room I go. We are there on drugs for about 5 hours. DH goes homes, I figure I will be in the room for the night, nothing new and exciting. Around 6:00 pm Dr comes in and says I am being moved to L&D to induce. OK I call Dh and he turns back around.
They induce me with soem Cervix drug that takes 12 hours.. so I am loopy and Dh is there in the room.. we wait. 12 hours later.. No change.. Ok.. now we try a differnt drug, 4 hours this time. Now about 1/2 though this, I am getting worse, the dr's have not said anything but I can tell. I am not right.. I wanted this baby out and I wanted it out now. 2 hours later dr says emergeancy C section, and Chris can't be there, and I can't be awake. My cloting platetes are droping fast, and my liver is enlarged, my kidneys are starting to shut down etc. I basically had HELLP syndrome. So within 30 mins of this info I was wisked away crying.
The actually surgery was scary as ######.. they can't put me under until the VERY last minute. So I am in there, they people everywhere rushing around, tieing me down, pushing on my thoart, pulling etc. I hear that we are waiting for the NICU Dr, and that they are putting the iodine on me, and I hear, scapel ready.... I am like OMG.. I am awake here. And then they knock me out. 15 mins later, Dh says he saw they with Avery headed to the NICU, and that I am ok, but bleeding and they are finishing up etc. Welcome little Avery 08/15/08 (my 4th wedding anny) 5 pounds 9 oz 17.5 inches long!
I awake in another room, feeling even worse. Holy hell. For 2 days I am drugged so bad, and not allowed to move. I could not see Avery, as they tried to keep me stable. I was not making any plateltes, etc. Finally after day 2, I was getting better BP wise that I could be taken off some meds, and given food. I was so excited. This meant I could see my baby boy. The nurse comes in we are both happy, she takes my temp.. 101.4. Um what? I feel GREAT.. Even she was shocked. She takes it again. 101.4. CRAP! Now I have an uterus infection. So no baby for me. New IV with 4 different types of antibotics.. one which is so powerful it could hurt the kidneys that are coming back from this whole thing. BLAH.
So no sleep for day 3... Stuck in the bed, watching the olympics live when at 4:30am I got a suprise. The NICU nurse gave Avery a bath, and he was off all his monitors.. so she snuck him over! I got to see him for about 10 mins. I asked how he was. He was doing great. Day 1: he needed caffinee to help remind him to breathe. He has the CPAP on. Day 2: No machine breathing fine.. Just the feeding tube and IV. Day 3: No feeding tube! Whoot Avery was doing better than Mama!
Finally on Day 4 was I able that night to get detattached from the bed, and had a shower. Ah the power of a shower. Now to get my plateltes up so I can go home. I vistied my boy on day 4. On Day 5 I needed 2 pints of blood. Since I was still not making platelets. By the end of day 5, the blood transfustion worked, and I was go to go... Dr asked me at 5 pm if I wanted to go home, or stay one more night. I wanted to go home.
So now I am home, and Avery is still in the NICU.. Basically they are making sure he takes the bottle and he needs to gain some weight. Most likely it will be 5 more days before he comes home.