My Story - Repost

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My Story - Repost

Postby gabrielalavat » Sat Aug 20, 2011 08:38 am

It seems like my old username was kicked out of the system so i had to register again. :(

I was 26 years old when I first got pregnant. My pregnancy went fine except for 3 mos of continuous UTI's. At 35 weeks into my pregnancy i started feeling an acute pain right about where your breastbone ends. The first night doctor on duty (My doctor was out of town) said to take tums because it was probably gastritis. The next morning I went to his office just to make sure everything was fine with my baby girl(again gastritis diagnosis). That night i was in pain again for about 2 hours till I decided to go to the hospital, at that time my doctor was on duty. I told the nurse i had a slice of pizza that night and she told the doctor. Doctor didn't see me, she just ordered mylantha and released me from the hospital.

The following morning I had a routine check up and they did a CBC which showed my liver enzymes elevated, protein in urine, and platelet count at 48.000. At 5:00 p.m. they call my house to go back to the OB's office to have more blood drawn, at 8:00pm I'm told to go to the hospital to have a liver sonogram done. So it turns out that by midnight everything just got worse and platelet count is at 22.000 and I was bleeding. I was rushed to an emergency c-section(I had developed HELLP and pre eclampsia) and my mom was told to pray for me cause I was in God's hands. My husband was in Tennesse for his Job training and we hadn't seen each other in 2 mos. At 2:23 a.m. my daughter was born weighing 4lbs4oz. I spent 2 days in the ICU and she spent 8 days in the NICU cause her platelets were low. The doctor saw me during my stay at the ICU and when she went to sign the papers to release me from the hospital. Since then (Already almost 8 months) she has not seen me or given me an explanation, i've been only seen by the nurse practitoner.
I wish she accepted that she did something wrong, because I've lost the confidence I had in her, and sometimes doctors do not understand how debastating this is to us. I did not see my baby's birth, I couldn't see her for 2 days, and I'm left with all the if's.
On the bright side, my little angel is growing and she's the most adorable thing that ever happened to us, her name.....Daniela, our little miracle.


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