Preeclampsia.. I'm being induced **We're okay!!! Pictures posted!
I'm in week 38 and have just been diagnosed with severe preeclampsia. I honestly thought this would never happen to me.. My entire pregnancy has been perfect & super healthy. I barely even have any symptoms.. I'm not swollen/ puffy at all, no headaches, occasionally I'll see spots but only if I cough or sneeze.
Now I'm laying in a hospital bed attached to all these crazy things and beginning the induction process. I wanted a completely natural birth, this is so far from anything I wanted. I feel lost and scared. :'(
3:15 March 1st.. I have not made enough progress with the induction, things have barely changed. The preeclampsia is getting severely worse. I can barely move because my liver is being effected harshly.. I'm in a lot of pain, none of it has been contractions. I can't fall asleep due to pain andI'm not allowed to eat. I keep throwing up & can't stop shivering...
If things don't change soon my doctor wants to talk csection.
7:10 March 1st... I was able to stop puking, and allowed to eat a fruit tray. up until now they had been using cystotec to induce. After my fruit tray settles they are starting me on petocin.
March 7th update!
I am so sorry to have left you all hanging. I started feeling pretty drugged up and out of it after my last post, and then from there on out everything happened so quickly one thing right after the other that I barely had time to think, let alone update y'all. I spent a total of 5 days in the hospital. Things did get worse for me by a lot, I was extreemly sick. I had no choice but to get an epidural before my blood platelets dropped too low (which they eventually did) because they told me if I had to go for a c section and didnt get an epi they'd have to knock me out. Plus the pain from contractions was making my blood pressure continue to be dangerously high. Luckily once true labor started it only took me 4 hours to push him out. I am SO glad, because any longer would have meant a c section. Even after I had him, him and I both still had a lot of problems going on. At one point they even thought I had appendicitis because I couldnt move AT ALL without crying my eyes out. I still dont know what that pain was from, but it was so unbearable that they sort of forced me to take diloded(sp?). Because of all the crap pumped in to me it was very difficult to breast feed. This isnt even all the difficulties I just faced, but I dont want to get in to every single detail. It was all SO far from the completely natural birth that I wanted that it is going to take me a long time to get over it..
BUT NOW FOR THE GOOD STUFF!!!
Introducing Fahren Theodore, Born on March 2nd at 6:10AM. Weighing 5 pounds 10 ounces, and measuring 19.5 inches.
I'll add more photos in the replies (starting page 8)