Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

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Shannonlynn
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Re: Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

Postby Shannonlynn » Wed Jul 08, 639265 3:07 am

Congratulations on Emily Elizabeth!! Sorry to hear you had a nurse that was careless. Glad you are okay.
Shannonlynn-mommy to Frederick Otto "Fritzy"
born May 6, 2011, became an angel one hour later
Severe PE at 24 weeks to the day
Gavin Walden born 8-4-12,lovenox, folgard, lda, prenatals. PE and HELLP free.

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Re: Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

Postby blythe » Sun Mar 04, 639263 7:47 pm

Congratulations and welcome Emily Elizabeth!! I'm sorry to hear her birth was even scarier than necessary due to a nursing issue, but glad that the hospital is taking steps so it won't happen to someone else. I'm just glad that you and your baby girl are okay! I am amazed that you are home so soon - I hope you are able to get a little rest now.

Please keep watching for PE signs and symptoms for up to 6 weeks post-partum, but I hope the drama is over!
Heather, mom to
#1 7-18-03 - 5#8oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#2 8-11-06 - 6#14oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#3 9-10-09 - 5#10oz 37 weeks PE/PIH

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Re: Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

Postby tree » Thu Feb 22, 639263 7:26 pm

Congrats!! So glad you are both home. I love her name too.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Re: Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

Postby babycangel » Wed Feb 21, 639263 1:00 pm

congratulations! Sounds like everything went well, and what a strong little girl you have, less than 10 days in the NICU is amazing! :) I had a similar thing happen when I got my epidural with my daughter, my BP dropped from 160/110 to 100/50 and I was miserable!

So happy to hear the happy ending! :)

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Re: Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

Postby jean » Wed Feb 21, 639263 10:25 am

Congratulations!
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

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Re: Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

Postby aajatwins » Wed Feb 21, 639263 3:00 am

Congratulations!! Sorry to hear it was handled poorly by that nurse, but glad the rest made up for it. Glad to hear you are both healthy and happy at home, too!!
Anna (28) - endometriosis
Hubby (27)
Aidan & Jordan - 7.2.09 at 36 weeks. Induction turned emergency c-section due to eclampsia. big healthy toddlers today!
Asa - 10.23.11 at 39 weeks. NO hypertensive issues!! successful VBAC :)

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Re: Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

Postby heather j » Sun Feb 11, 639263 1:00 am

Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear you are both doing well - and home already, hooray! :D I'm sure she's just perfect! Enjoy her!
Heather (PAI-1 4G/4G) mama to:
Nicolas Edison (6/2004) 36 weeks, PE, HELLP, and placental abruption
Ella Amelia (3/2007) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Oliver Lyon (1/2011) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Milo Mason (2/2014) 39 weeks PE-free

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Re: Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

Postby pipper » Sat Feb 10, 639263 10:25 pm

I admire the way you took all that craziness in stride. Oh man, your poor husband must have been terrified!! So happy everyone is well and your baby girl was discharged so soon. Enjoy her!
me-25 years old
dh-31 years old
Baby Biko, here and gone Nov.28,2008 at 28 weeks due to severe HELLP.
Remy born Feb.4,2010 at 34 weeks (3 lbs 10 oz) due to Preeclampsia. Lovely and so healthy!
Balu born Oct.21,2011 at 37 week. PE and HELLP free!

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Emily Elizabeth has arrived!

Postby mom29 » Sat Feb 10, 639263 10:11 pm

October 19th at 5:03 p.m.
3 lbs. 15 oz
17.50 inches
33 weeks gestation

Admitted for the third time on the 18th after I woke up from a very restful nap and my bp was 181/109. Mfm said on the phone it was probably time to cash in our chips. When we arrived at triage he said they would take the next 24 to 48 hours to determine if I had pre-eclampsia in which case they would deliver. If I didn't have it they would see if they could get my bp down with more meds. and bed rest at home or in the hospital. In the morning the mfm came in and said "It's baby day today" and explained the check they did on the 24 protein test in progress came up at 500.

My blood pressure crashed shortly after getting the epidural. My dh had to wait in the waiting room during the epi. and waited half an hour (way longer than usual). My friend arrived and when she stepped into the room it was filled with people. She found my dh in the waiting room and told him there was a lot of activity in the room. He walked into the room just in time to hear "the baby recovered" and asked if anyone wanted to tell him what just happened. I don't remember much about it except saying I didn't feel good and waking up to hear my unhappy mfm telling the nurse I was running 160's to 180's/100+ and what I dropped to was way too low. Apparently the nurse from hades hadn't bothered to tell the nurse who filled in for her that I had cht and pre-eclampsia. The mfm, residents, student nurses, and other nurses were absolutely wonderful and made up for the awful nurse from hades. The postpartum nurse told us we needed to talk to an ombudsman and the clinical manager from L&D about our experience . I talked to the cm and he was visibly angry as he listened to what I had to say, said I confirmed his gut instincts about that nurse and he had proof for her next evaluation.

I was originally told Emily would probably have to stay until close to her due date. She was due on December 2nd and came home today. I am so very happy to have her home. I've been getting to bed close to midnight and getting up at 7 am to go to the hospital to spend the days with her. I seriously need to sleep in! It is so nice having her right here next to my bed in her bassinet.

It's hard to believe the pregnancy is over, but I got the beautiful healthy baby girl I wanted and I couldn't be happier!


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