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by susan863
Thu Oct 04, 2007 05:31 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Will I ever feel like myself again?
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re : Will I ever feel like myself again?

Thank you so much, everyone, for your wise, kind, helpful words. I have tried counseling and talking with friends and family, among other things, but there is nothing as helpful as talking to those who've been there. You guys keep me keeping on.
by susan863
Fri Sep 28, 2007 05:27 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Will I ever feel like myself again?
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Will I ever feel like myself again?

<t>After battling with severe pre-e, having a preemie, being unable to return to my job on schedule or get them to give me more time, and having my boyfriend (father of the baby) experiencing a personal crisis, I find myself wondering... will I ever feel like myself again? Sometimes I feel the pull ...
by susan863
Fri Sep 28, 2007 05:20 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Having a hard time giving away preemie clothes
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re : Having a hard time giving away preemie clothes

<t>Don't know if you'll see this, since I'm reading your post a few days late. But, I relate soooo much! Annabella was born in June and was 3 lbs. in the NICU, and initially I couldn't bear to part with any of her things from that time period. I ended up keeping most of her clothes and finding anoth...
by susan863
Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Annabella update and outgrown preemie clothes
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Annabella update and outgrown preemie clothes

<r>Hi, Everyone. I wanted to share a brief update on my daughter Annabella. As many of you know, she was born at 33 weeks on June 17, 2007, weighing 3 lbs. and needing a NICU stay. She was diagnosed with IUGR. It is now almost three months later, and in that time, she has nearly tripled her birth we...
by susan863
Thu Jul 26, 2007 09:18 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: sorting it all out
Replies: 13
Views: 1485

Re : sorting it all out

Wow, this is a great site! It puts language to some of what I've been struggling with, but had trouble articulating. Thanks for the info, and thanks to everyone for the helpful suggestions on coping. I'm really glad to have found this forum.

Susan
by susan863
Fri Jul 20, 2007 09:56 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 2 questions: swelling & crying
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re : 2 questions: swelling & crying

<t>Wow, I'd be crying, too. I'm glad you are using this forum to get all this off your chest. <br/> <br/> Your story struck a chord with me, because after a particularly tearful afternoon at the L&D, when I had lots of symptoms but was not yet meeting full clinical criteria for pre-e, I was asse...
by susan863
Thu Jul 19, 2007 03:49 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Steroid Shots....
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re : Steroid Shots....

<t>Hi, Michelle. I had my 2 steroid shots on week 30. At that point, my health care providers were focused on trying to keep me going until "at least your 37th week", but wanted me to have to shots as a precaution, also. On week 33, when my baby Annabella was delivered by emergency C-section because...
by susan863
Thu Jul 19, 2007 03:41 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Are they doing all they can?
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re : Are they doing all they can?

<t>I just wanted to say that I feel for you. My daughter Annabella was born by emergency C-section at 33 weeks due to my having severe pre-e. I had lots of NST's and ultrasounds, but I worried so much. One thing I did learn from the ultrasounds that was a bit reassuring was that because Annabella wa...
by susan863
Thu Jul 19, 2007 03:32 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: sorting it all out
Replies: 13
Views: 1485

sorting it all out

<t>Hi, Everyone.<br/> <br/> I'm happy to report that baby Annabella is feeding well and continuing to gain about an ounce a day. I am also doing better physically; my Labetolol prescription has been cut in half, and my diastolic (lower) numbers are back in the 70s and 80s (vs. over 100 with my sever...
by susan863
Thu Jul 19, 2007 03:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New Here with Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re : New Here with Questions

<t>Welcome, Jillian!<br/> <br/> I'm also relatively new, but I wanted to echo Julie's question about whether or not you are seeing a high-risk O.B. One of my big regrets about my recent pre-eclampsic pregnancy and care is that I did not seek a high-risk O.B., and instead continued working with a gro...

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