I can't wait until my girls come
home, but I thank God every day for such a great outcome
On wed June 20 I started experiencing a weird
epigastric pain and went to the hospital, it subsided and I went home.....my
BP was fine.....on sat June 23 it returned with a vengeance, I was sweating
profusely and could not stand the pain, I was beside myself.....went back
to the hospital and was admitted for 4 days.
That first night was given mag and pepcid IV
and felt better on sun morning (by the way, I was 30 weeks pregnant) was
given a cortisone shot(just in case) to mature the lungs of my twins.....went
home on tuesday morning, was back to the hospital by tuesday night with
the same unbelievable pain.......thank god I have always had a blood
disorder called thrombocytosis (elevated platelet count) (usually in the
650-800 range) normal being below 400, it may very well have saved not
only my life, but the lives of my beautiful baby girls Briana and Olivia......they
sectioned me right away when my platelets were about 135 and I am happy
to report that the girls are perfectly fine as well as myself......Briana
was 2#15oz and 15 1/2in and Olivia was 3#2 1/2 oz and 16in....although
they will be in the hospital for 4 or 5 weeks, they are completely healthy
and just need to be plumped up now.......
It was very scary not knowing exactly what
was going on but thank god I have doctors that are not afraid to act quickly
and my L & D nurse (who happens to be my cousin) was right by our side
to help make these decisions easier to make.......
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