The plot thickens

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Re : The plot thickens

Postby jamie w » Sat Apr 07, 638610 1:32 am

I am so sorry you are in such a difficult place. I was only about 24 weeks at diagnosis and was able to make it on bedrest to 38 weeks. I will not lie, it sucked, every bit of it, but I wanted you to know that it can happen. I hope Monday brings good news for you. Keep us updated as you can. (((HUGS)))

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Re : The plot thickens

Postby carjashaner » Mon Mar 26, 638610 3:35 am

Keep hope alive and hold on to your faith. We are here if you need a shoulder to lean on.

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Re : The plot thickens

Postby rachelc » Sun Mar 25, 638610 7:19 pm

I know how scared you are. I was diagnosed with full blown pe with elevated liver enzymes and lowering but, not abnormal platelets at 22 weeks in my last pregnancy. I was told that if my labs did not stabilize that we would have to seriously consider terminating the pregnancy. I made it another 11 weeks and delivered a very healthy 33 weeker. She will be two years old in a couple of weeks. DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE! I know how scary things are for you right now because I have been there. I also know that there is hope for you and your baby. My daughter and I are living proof of that. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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Re : The plot thickens

Postby waitinghopefully » Sun Mar 25, 638610 5:23 pm

its sounds like you and your doctors are doing everything you can I hope Monday brings positive news.

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Re : The plot thickens

Postby lilillini » Sun Mar 25, 638610 4:34 pm

I can't imagine what you must be going through. Please don't lose hope - you may still have months of healthy baking! Definitely come here and keep us posted, we are all thinking about you and hoping for the best for you and the baby.

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Re : The plot thickens

Postby trish » Sun Mar 25, 638610 4:05 pm

Thank you for the update. Sorry you had such a distressing dream. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS)))

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Re : The plot thickens

Postby ladybug76135 » Sun Mar 25, 638610 11:12 am

I'm so sorry you're faced with these decisions. Don't give up hope. There are many people on here who were told "no chance" and did indeed make it successfully. I think success depends a lot on your point of view, too! I was told at 26 weeks I would deliver any day and my initial protein was over 4000! I held on 2 more weeks to deliver at 28 weeks, 5 days. Yes, we had a long NICU stay but he's now 5 years old and very, very healthy.

Keep your chin up and try to remain positive. My prayers are with you, your husband and your little one.

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Re : The plot thickens

Postby bernadic » Sun Mar 25, 638610 8:38 am

Hang in there. Don't give up hope! Set little goals for yourself. Even a 24 weeker has a good chance of survival. I went into the hospital at 25 weeks and was told I was not making it to term. I delivered at 27 6/7 due to PE and my boy is a hyper healthy little boy! Have faith!

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The plot thickens

Postby love_the_daschies » Sun Mar 25, 638610 8:27 am

So it turns out my 24 hour urine came back with a reading of around 650 of protein. Dr. strongly suspects pre-e. I have been stable on my BP meds for 2 days now, swelling is down, and liver enzymes trending back to normal (I don't have the results of this mornings draw yet).

I had a horrible dream where I was walking wih the baby through different stages of life and I just looked at him and said " you are not coming now are you?" and he just smiled at me adn shook his head no. it was horribly upsetting and I woke up crying. It was hard to feel any hope after that.

The hubby and I have decided to work as hard as we can to get this to go O.K. We know the docs (it is a rotation in a major boston teaching hospital - so many many different specialists) are faily certain I I will not make it to term. But maybe I can eek out another 2 months on bed rest and make it to 30 weeks. Basically we are going to hold on to any chance we have. We will not terminate on Monday unless told there is no chance for the baby.

Every day brings more info - so maybe things can still be O.K.

Thanks for the support,


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