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A HELLP Story
by Tammy
sub - 7/8/01


I can't wait until my girls come home, but I thank God every day for such a great outcome

 

Tammy's Story

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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