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March 2nd, 2007, 12:49 PM
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Here's my story...This was written a few months after I had him!


With DS3(Brayden) Due 07/01/06 Born 04/23/06 , the fun really began. I had a bit of a hard time throughout the pregnancy but nothing too serious. I did have a subchorionic hemorrhage at 8 wks but that resolved by 12 wks. At 20 wks, a fibroid was found but it didn't pose too many problems. Everything went great until 29 wks when it all went down hill . i developed Pre-E once again overnight. (I knew it was coming before my doctors did.) It was severe. So I was admitted to the hospital for observation. They gave me steroid shots for his lungs "just in Case!" It just got worse from there. So I was sent to a better hospital. (Duke). There I was put on Magnesium to help the pre-E. It worked. After 24 hrs my levels were all as low as they could be without being normal. that day I was 30wks and 1 day. They talked about sending me home that day. Approximately 2 hours after that was mentioned, I started having contractions. I develped HELLPS. They didn't think anything of it at first. Figured it was Braxton Hicks. Well, they did not stop. I was given 3 different meds to stop them and none would work. During a routine BP check, I felt a "gush". Turns out it was placental abruption. i of course was panicking. They said they would just watch and wait as long as the baby wasn't affected. As son as they finished the sentence, his heartrate dropped to almost nothing. It dipped like that a few times. I was rushed into the OR for an emergency C-section. During the procedure I had some bad bleeding. They were able to control it after a while though. When I woke up, I was scared to ask about the baby. Thank God I had a beautiful 2lb 14oz baby boy in the ICN. He was ok. The next day or so was bad too. They drew my blood and I bruised and wouldnot stop bleeding. My platelets dropped to 28,000 Normal is well over 150,000. I was given steroids to boost that. If it hadn't worked when it did I was on my way to a transfusion. I was lucky. When they talked about releasing me, they told me I almost didn't turn the corner. Both my son and I almsot did not make it!

I had been told to never consider having another baby because it would kill me next time. so I figured this was it. I said many prayers and was reffered to a specialist. She said all I will have to do differently is take a baby Aspirin through my next pregnancy which has to be a few years from now and they will keep an even closer eye on me! So there is hope!!

I am glad I trusted my instincts or else the doctors could have missed some of the smaller signs. As I am writing this I am holding my baby boy who is now 3 months old (technically 2 wks) He has been home only 3 wks tomorrow after a 70 day NICU stay. It has been one hell of a ride but we made it!! Many many tears have been cried and many prayers said.

During his NICU stay, Brayden went through transfusions, and apnea, and a few other problems. He is a happy and healthy boy today. The only problem as of now is Grade 1 Hydronephrosis (fliud on his kidneys). It's not a major problem.
<span style="font-family:Comic"><span style="font-family:Comic">Jamie: 22, Mommy to: Reece 10/03, Jayson 12/04, and Brayden 04/06 and Wife to Garry: 25 10/30/2003


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March 5th, 2007, 02:05 PM
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WOW Jamie!.....
I really dont know what to say! Im so glad that your alright and same with Brayden!!! Hes a little fighter!! Im so glad to hear that things have turned out for you guys!

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March 25th, 2007, 11:45 PM
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wow, what a story! i'm sorry you had all that trouble! thank god you both came out okay. scary stuff... best wishes.
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
rainbow baby left me at 6-1/2 weeks on 09.08.12~ never forgotten, sweet child

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