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January 18th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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On Saturday morning of last week, around 1 a.m., I woke up, hurting so bad I couldn't breathe. I had been dreaming I was in a car accident, and I remember being on the ground, rolling around in pain. When I woke up, though, I realized I actually WAS hurting, and it wasn't just a dream. I was supposed to work that morning, so I took a Tylenol 3, and ran some bath water, hoping to relieve the pain. It just continued to get worse and worse. I woke Dusty and told him I had to go to the ER. I couldn't live like this anymore. I called my dad, who came to pick up Riley and in the middle of a horrible snow storm, Dusty drove me to the ER as fast as he could. The same OB and nurse were working that morning that I had seen just a few days ago on New Years Eve. They asked me if I had seen a urologist, and I told them what the OB doctor had told me: I just had a sprained back. I didn't need to see a specialist. They gave me a shot of Stadol and hooked me back up the monitors. They repeated my kidney ultrasound and found a large stone, and also that both my kidneys were severely englarged. The tech. even told the nurse, "I hope you gave her something strong, because she needs it." The pain continued to get worse. The Stadol wasn't touching it, and they hooked me up to a Morphine pump. I was so scared. God knows how much I was hurting, but I knew that the medication would hurt Landon even more. It was a PCA pump. It wouldn't work unless I pushed the button and I refused. The nurse kept coming in, jumping onto me, and pushing the button for me. She kept saying, "You'll never get any relief if you don't push the button." I was bawling. Dusty was right there, holding my hand. The Morphine wasn't helping, either. So they changed the meds to Demerol and told me I'd be admitted for "pain management." I talked to the doctor about options. . . he said until Landon was born, there was nothing they can do. They said until 38 weeks, they couldn't risk delivery. I was hysterical by this point. I was hurting so bad. I couldn't lay in that hospital for two weeks on a PCA pump, killing my son. I asked to be moved to another hospital, and they finally agreed.

When I was brought to CAMC, I was put on Dilaudid and scheduled for surgery to attempt fixing my kidney's. Stents were put in place and when I woke up, I was on the verge of screaming in pain. The stents made the pain so much worse. They told me I'd need to deliver ASAP. Of course, I was terrified of him being born a month early, but I knew we were in good hands. I had an amnio to check Landon's lungs. I have to say... That was horrible. But his lungs still weren't mature enough. I was given Steroid shots and told the induction would start on the 12th. That night, I need medication to soften my cervix. This was done twice, over 8 hours. Around 8:30 that morning I was finally started on Pitocin. The contractions came and went, and finally around 1:30 they broke my water. I went into hard labor from there. It only took two hours to go from 5 to 8 cm. I was ready to push around 4. I was scared to death. When he came out, his cord was wrapped around his neck but as soon as they cut it, he started screaming. I breathed a huge sigh of relief. He was okay. I kept thanking God for letting him be okay. He weighed 7lbs, 7 ounces... Huge for a baby his size! Once the placenta was delivered, though, the doctors turned their attention from Landon to it. They said I had a tear all the way across it, that they weren't really sure how he made it. They looked at my dad and said, "There's no medical reason this baby is alive. He should have died." The tear should have caused stillbirth, but my little miracle made it through.

They took him to the nursery and that's when everything started happening so fast. The nurse kept checking me. I was bleeding everywhere. She kept calling for a doctor and by the time one got there, I had passed several hamburger-sized clots. I don't remember much... Just that they were talking about an emergency hysterectomy and that these two doctors were putting their hands in my uterus to try to stop the bleeding. They said I lost half my blood. Had I not eaten, I would have been taken to surgery, but they told Dusty that I would aspirate. When the phlebotomist drew my blood I remember her saying how watery it was. They gave me a double dose of Stadol because I was yelling how much it hurt. After that, I pretty much passed out. I do remember telling Dusty that I didn't want to die and begging him to not let me. He was right there. Mom said they called everyone to have them pray. I'm so thankful they got everything under control. Thinking you are dying is horrible. And I can honestly say I really thought I was. God really took care of me and this child. We both could have died so easily. I'm so thankful we were here where we were so well taken care of.

Landon is doing great. We're having problems breastfeeding and right now, until I have more milk to come in, he's stuck on forumla. But as long as he's eating, I don't really care.

To think that both me and Landon could have died, and almost did, scares me half to death, but also makes me realize what amazing things God has done for us. I am so grateful for everything. ♥

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January 18th, 2010, 01:19 PM
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Beautiful story!! you are both fighters, I admire your strength through everything.

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January 18th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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WOW you two went through alot it great that both of you are safe and happy now.
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January 20th, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Praise God! That is truly a miracle story. Lurking from the March DDC. I am so glad you are both doing well.

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February 18, 2010. God is GOOD! Mommy to 6 angel babies.
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January 20th, 2010, 01:20 PM
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Wow, I can't get over everything you had to go through. It must have give you a new appreciation for life, and especially for your little miracle! Congratulations! And take care of yourself :-)
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January 20th, 2010, 03:42 PM
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It did Laura. It made me realize how much I was taking for granted. Our lives could have both been taken away a week ago today. . . God is good.

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January 21st, 2010, 11:49 AM
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Wow! What a story! I'm sooo glad you are both okay...must have been so scary for you!

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January 21st, 2010, 04:17 PM
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ah, i know how that is, trying to get in the tub, hoping for some relief, and it just doesn't happen-- heh!

anyhow, i already commented in the other topic, but just giving another congrats, and a thank heavens you are both okay, and landon arrived miraculously and safely!!!!
msjaQ- 28, pantheist AP detroit mama to:
timothy michael, august 31, 2003, 12:02pm, 8 lb. 4 oz., 21"- 38 wks.
melissa may, april 7, 2006, 1:31pm, 7 lb. 10.5 oz., 19.5"- 36.5 wks
nicholas michael, january 31, 2010, 5:12pm, 5 lb. 11 oz., 18.25"- 37.1 wks
damon michael, january 21, 2012, 1:31am, 6 lb. 14 oz., 20", 38 wks
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January 29th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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I'm so glad you are both ok!

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February 19th, 2010, 04:27 PM
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I remember reading this when you posted it before. So glad everything is ok and that you both made it through. What a scary situation you were in, and God was definitely watching over you both!

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