Dianna - posted on 01/30/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have 2 boys (ages 21 & 8) They were both premature babies. In 1987 I was pregnant with twins & lost one in the 2nd trimester. Then went into labor at 28.4 wks. I was hospitalized when my water broke & they expected to keep me for at least 6 weeks...I ended up delivering my first baby at 29 wks. He had pneumonia, underdeveloped lungs, extremely jaundiced. He is now 21yrs old, he's 6ft tall & healthy as a horse, He's in the US Marine Corps! 7 months later I ended up with a serious sceptic infection, my apendix ruptured & I persevered for 8 yrs of one abdominal surgery after another ! They attributed all of the complications to the miscarriage of the twin that left tissue & bacteria grew, over the course of time it "fermented," if you will & was dismissed as a "typical post partum low grade infection" I was given antibiotics & discharged along my way.
My 2nd child was conceived after I went thru my last surgery...a miracle !!! He too was premature
but they had me listed as a high risk due to my history. I went into labor at 26wks & they hospitalized me, put me on magnesium & stopped my labor 3x in 3months. I was on complete bedrest, only permitted to be out of bed 1 hr per day...what a long haul that was! He ended up being born 1month early with no complications ! He is now 8yrs old & healthy as a horse!
I must say...the doctors & nurses I had were INCREDIBLE at both hospitals & I learned so much from these pregnancies! Life is truly a MIRACLE !!!