One Childbirth for me! was hell! had to be induced cause of high blood pressure...was induced starting at 7 am on 9th march 1991, then all the fun began as they found protein in my urine and had to have another iv,( 5 iv's in all two on each arm) induced stuff wasn't working and they broke my water at 12:30 (*that didn't feel too good"), then a fetal heart monitor, that didn't work so they had to put in a new one at 3 pm. At 6 pm lower back pain started, couldn't be given a epi. Finally at 10 pm they says I can start pushing, Finally baby girl arrived 10 minutes after midnight on 10 March 1991, her fetal scores 4 then 7 as she had a heart condition.
On 19 March had to have a D & C, 20 March daughter was at U of M motts children hospital to see pediactric cardiologist, daughter dx with critical Aortic Stenosis, 21 March daughter had failed balloon catherization and I collapsed at the hospital, I was admitted to u of M maternaty ward for infection following D & C, on 22 March daughter had Transventricular Aortic Valvotomy (
open Heart Surgery) success!
We both are released from Hospital 2 days before Easter. I remembered the pain, I only have the one daughter, she is now 17 and will be a senior in high school. She is our lil Miracle!
Would not wish this on anyone, we've been through enough.......(this heart condition was not in the family!)
Doctors told us she'd be behind in school as she was on the heart lung machine for 20 minutes, well, she's 6th in her class of 1113 children. Recently had a perfect 800 on the sat 2 math subject test, she plays the flute, quite well and loves to bowl.
Guess what, Gerber denied us insurance too, what a phooy lousy company.!!!
(Awe Geezee I messed up Daughter was born in 1991 not 2001 sorry! fibro fog error!) lol...
* Spinal Stenosis
* Mild DDD
*************************Patient: "I always see spots with my eyes"
Doctor: "Didn't the new glasses help?"
Patient "Yes, now I see the spots clearer"
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