Sarah - posted on 06/08/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
My name is Sarah, and at 18 I got pregnant with my son Justin, who is now 4. He was born at 28 weeks weighing 1 and a half pounds, and about 12 inches long. He spent 15 and a half weeks in the hospital before coming home on low flow oxygen. That morning he was born started off like any other Monday morning, I was feeling OK, a little tired. I had been to the doctor the previous Friday for a regular check up and everything was 100% normal. Later that morning I woke up from a nap with an extreme headache, vision loss, vomiting, and dizziness. My dad rushed me to emergency and I was immediately transferred to the OB unit so they could try and stop me from having a stroke and a seizure. My B.P at that point was 240/160. Although they administered the meds ASAP that didn't prevent me from seizing... I had two before I was transferred to a bigger, better equipped hospital. During my emergency c-section I had my 3rd seizure which caused me to stop breathing. I was in the ICU for 3 days on a breathing machine and 11 IV's.
I just wanted to know if anyone else has been through anything similar??