Kara - posted on 03/15/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am very curious to know if any other of you wonderful ladies had complicating pregnancy's???
well here goes my nightmare!!!
first of all my fiance and I met years ago split up for a while then reconnected and jumped into everything...meaning Getting pregnant after 2 months after reconnecting! Then Finding out that my fiance had Lets Say some "Left overs" From a Fling he had!!! I started off my pregnancy finding out I had Chylamidia! Wonderful hey? It was Toattaly treated early on, and fine! Then the morning sickness started OOOOO Did it start, I mean all Day every day all 39.5 weeks!!! My first ultrasound was At 19 weeks, and thats when it all hit me!!! The ultrasound Tech Was Taking forever, I mean forever!!! Over an hour, then a second tech came in after And I knew something was wrong!!! They didnt tell me anything except that my baby's Bladder Wasn't normal, and That they were reffering me to Bc Womens Hospitol, I WAS CRUSHED!!!! Not only was this my first pregnancy I was 20! Young scared and very confused!!!! No way would I ever think of abortion! So off I went to Bc Womens For further Examinations. My first ultrasound at Bc Womens Was okay they didnt really tell me much more than my baby's Bladder was Septated/ Divded... So I had to come back weekly, So they could Keep a close eye on everything! My trip to Bc Womens Took about 3 hours including a ferry and lots of traffic depending on times!! I was fine with all that And I do feel lucky in a way to get to have seen my lil man on a weekly basis!! Except that travelling was hard for me and conflicted with my fiance's and OUr relationship! and I was always Sick!!! So that went on for months then When I was 6 months pregnant I Got hospitolized for a Week With Kidney Stones! not only can they not give u the full pain killer for it but They couldnt blast them out caus eI was preganant! They ended up giving me a spinal and attempted to "hook" it out, they didnt have any success and I suppose I passed it on my own the night before! After kidney stones I was starting to dialate and they put me on bed rest, so that made everything worse!!1 I wasnt allowed to Walk, by that time they had found much more wrong with my baby including someting not right with his intestines! I was terrified! So my appts continued with NST, ultrasounds, I had an MRI done while pregnant, genetic counselling. I prety much spent my whole pregnancy at Bc Womens Hospitol! fun hey?? Well That was my pregnancy now heres the delivery!!!
I Had to stay in Vancouver for the last month of my pregnancy at my moms in Maple Ridge an hour away from the hospitol, just in case. I was emotionally prepared for the fact that My fiance may not make it for the delivery..good thing I was Prepared because he unfortunately didnt make it!! I went into labour at 11pm on july 14.2008, No ferries were running that late so my fiance was stuck till morning..No worries right first time labours take forever right??? WRONG! I Had my epidural immediately addmitted into the hospitol I was already 4.5 cm Dialated, I had no pain after that and I successfully delivered our son july 15.2008 at 6 30 am. The first ferry Wasnt untill 6 15 So that explains why my fiance wasnt there :( I don't know If I will ever get over that!! I always told myself my whole pregnancy "there are so many confusions I deserve an Easy Labour and delivery!! Well I got it! My team of 11 Were all standing and waitin for him so they could do tests/ examinations!!! my son went through an MRI, ultrasounds, 2 x-rays one up the bum and one up the penis all within the first 5 days of life. on top of the countless I.V's they tried to keep in his spider like lil veins :( I never got to have him in my hospitol room he was in the NICU for 10 days. Through all the tests they found quite a bit wrong with him! Duplicated Bladder, duplicated Bowels, and the duplicated bowels were looking obsrtucted...filing with poop!! Looking at him you would have never known, and he didnt have a care in the world anything was Wrong with him. he was the quitest baby in the NICU !!! He was allowed to feed on day 2 of life and did extremely well, he was peeing and pooing although it never seemed quite enough! They released us on day 10 and we journeyed home untill 6 weeks lttr they wanted to do follow ups! My fiance and I knew a couple Days before the appt something needed to be done, I packed myself a bag just knowing something wasnt right he would moan and groan at home and grunt like he was trying to poop, his little belly button was sticking out because his stomache was so extended! When we went for our 6 week follow up appt...they decided to keep him to perform which was supposed to be a 3 hour sugery turned into 6. 5 hours! So our 6.5 week old son had surgery! We knew he was most likely going to need a surgery in his lifetime but at 6.5 weeks old we never imagined that, I will never forget handing him off to the nurse down in surgery his lil eyes lookin at me like no mommy! After the countless minutes passed and the surgeon came to our room, he said they found a lot more than they expected including, 2 bladders, 2 small intestine, 2 appendixes, 2 bowel.... a whole lot of everything ! the surgeons and all other team members at Bc Childrens Hospitol Are AMAZING and will never be forgotten, they successfully removed everything and sent him to recovery to heal. In recovery he was expected to be in for 10-14 days. He progressed amazingly and we were out on Day 7!!!! Now Our son is 8 months old, they didnt remove a bladder he still has 2 and they both function normally! Amazing hey? sO we go for check-ups to make sure his kidneys are still doing great. Which they always are, our son is truely a miracle and a forever fighter!!! I Really enjoyed getting this all out because let me tell you its sooo stressful! I am truely sorry to everyone That has experienced anything wrong with their lil ones, and for those parents who are still in hospitol with there sick ones. Never give up hope! They are secretly stronger than us!
GOd Bless to all