- 7:30 AM Dr. Tadvick came in and woke me up and said "looks like we will be having some babies today!" He said that my platelet levels had dropped quite a bit over night and that my tests came back that I had severe preeclampsia. So as soon as there was an room open he was going to take the babies. He said that if we had waited even one more day it would have been very dangerous to do the surgery.
- So I stared making calls. I let my parents know that they would need to leave to head up here as soon as they could.
- They took me over to Labor and Delivery and hooked me up to some monitors, and we waited. We had to wait on a room to open and for an anesthesiologist to be available.
- We were waiting on another scheduled C-section to finish, then around 1 Dr. Tadvick came in and said they found another open room and were ready to go.
- I walked down to the room, got the spinal and was strapped onto the table. My legs were very tingly and felt like they were asleep, but I could still feel them. I was so scared that I wouldn't be completely numb and I would feel it. So the anesthesiologist did the needle test to make sure I couldn't feel anything.
- They came in and got started. I hated the smell and all of the pressure. They were pushing so hard on my chest that it hurt. I told Eric that I didn't want to do this again cause I really didn't like being awake during surgery.
- They pulled Mason out first and brought him over. Then came Sawyer. They took some pictures of us and then Eric and the babies left.
- My arms were shaking so bad I though they were going to come out of the straps. I felt a bunch of tugging and pushing and pressure. It made me so nauseated. I remember laying there and just concentrating on not throwing up. They finished up and took me over to recovery. Dr. Tadvick said that they were going to put me on Magnesium Sulfate for the next 24 hours because of the preeclampsia. I don't remember a whole lot after that. Just a lot of dry heaving and nurses pushing on my stomach (which hurt a lot!).
- Later that day they finally let me start drinking water and around 1 AM I started throwing up constantly. My nurse started to get worried, but I just kept telling her that I always throw up when I am on pain meds. She got worried enough though that she decided to have some tests done.
- It turned out that my Mag level was way up. My kidneys had stopped functioning because of the preeclampsia. So they took me off the Mag and I gradually felt better. I got to see the babies sometime Wednesday evening (they brought them down to my room).
- Thursday morning they finally moved me over to the Mother Ward. Dr. Tadvick said that I was severely anemic and that it would take a few weeks to get back to normal. I started feeling much better on Thursday and every day is better and better now!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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