Any news on Tina and her family??

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   Posted 10/9/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I had heard that she went home but the babies needed more time in the NICU.
Sure hope she is doing ok with her pain levels!!
We love you Tina and miss you dearly!!
Big hugs

One day at a time!!

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   Posted 10/10/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I second that! I can't wait to hear from Tina and hear all about the new little ones.
Gentle Hugs,

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   Posted 10/10/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Me too, I'll be looking for her with good postings of her lil ones...
Tina you are missed...
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Tina and Family)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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   Posted 10/10/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, you are missed Tina! I hope that you and your family are doing well!!!!!!



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   Posted 10/10/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm thinking catz4 will reply soon here, but the only thing I have heard is, that she is struggling with quite a bit of pain.

Our hearts are with her and her family during this challenging time.


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   Posted 10/12/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

This is my first time online in... what? I think almost 3 weeks now. I can't believe it's been that long... This was my first stop... next up will be my e-mail, which I have major anxiety to even open :) But, that being said, there's several of you that I want to personally thank and talk to... I'm sorry it's taken me so long....

I don't even know where to start. Well, the best thing is that I'm at home, with two tiny girls laying next to me. We all got home late Saturday. They were born on 9/27.... Alyssa (Ally) weighed 5lbs, 2 ozs - dropped down to 4.13 and is now 5.6; Hailee was born at 4 lbs, 6 ozs - dropped down to 4.3 and is now 4.8. They are doing well and are just adorable; I don't know how we created such precious little things. I can't wait to get some pictures here on the computer and show them to you all.... hopefully within the next couple of days....

But things were rough... harder than I'm yet to probably even put into words. I'm still physically and mentally a mess. I'm trying to "fake it" as much as possible, just in terms of the boys and all... but the whole experience was a nightmare. I'm so thankful for the girls and that they are doing well, so it's hard to say that it went so terribly.... I'm hoping in a few weeks...months...that I'll be able to just hold the girls and forget about how crappy things went.

The whole pain issue became a major focus - and I was treated horribly by several nurses, etc. and several "mistakes" were made along the way. I think Stacy (Catz4) shared with you about one horrible nurse who had no problem telling me what she thought of the fact I needed some pain medication, prior to delivering. Stacy and I were on the phone when this happened; unfortunately, that was about one of about 15 things that happened re: the whole pain thing.

After all of this time, and just being here on the board - I should have expected it and all.... but it's still going to take time to just get over everything that happened. I did so well getting off almost everything during my pregnancy - and to have it end so negatively... I don't know. Anyway, I go back to my regular pain doc next week (who had nothing to do w/ anything; I was at a different hospital)... and life will go on, I know.

Other things that happened - 5 days before birth, the team of doctors ended up switching my anti-depressant.... now, why they didn't do that until 5 days before birth - I'm still trying to figure out. But they felt it would be best for babies, due to the whole half-life thing w/ Effexor. So, I went from Effexor to Prozac to Zoloft. All I can say is that messing w/ someone's anti-depressant, right before delivering twins - probably was NOT the best thing to do. I've been on Effexor for a few years now, and been stable on the dose and all... so I'm still trying to work now to get my meds straightened back out. Add that to just the whole post-partum thing.... and I feel right on the edge of the cliff. Not quite falling off; but feeling like I'm about to at any point.

I also needed a blood transfusion due to the amount of blood I lost during surgery... this was the main reason why it's taken me so long to get back online... even after the transfusion, I've felt so weak, it's ridiculous. I go back in this week to recheck my levels.

Re: the girls... they were just small, but overall - did really well, for being preemies and such. They were in the NICU but it was mostly for just needing to grow and help maintaining their body temps.

I hate that this sounds so negative :) It's just been a really rough few weeks... but I know things will turn around. Time heals lots of things. It's only been 2 weeks for me, too, so I just need more time to rest and heal... not just from the actual surgery, but from all those weeks of bedrest and such.

Thank you all for all the prayers and support you gave me - for so many months. Your love and encouragement carried me through on many, many days. I hope you know how much it means to me.

I'll update more soon, and I'll be reading and posting more as things get more settled here. Thanks again for everything, especially for being so patient for me to get through all of this! Again, I hope to get some pictures up this week.... I think of you all daily and hope you are all doing ok...

Much love to you all... --Tina

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   Posted 10/12/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Tina, I am SO happy for you. I am also so sorry that you weren't treated in the way that you should have been. But, as I'm sure you are already doing - every time a bad memory of the experience hits you, just look at those precious little girls and there's your medicine! :-)   Get as much rest as you can (but move around as much as you can too!) and before you know it, you will feel 'normal' again. I am so jealous - I have had 5 sons (w/5 c-sections) and never wanted a girl - until I couldn't have anymore children. Now I want a girl. Heck, even my 2 grandchildren (1 not  born yet) are boys. Geez. shocked :-)   Again - congratulations! I kept you in my prayers - I knew all would be ok. Please give those babies lots of hugs and kisses for me (oh how I love that 'new baby' smell! lol)

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   Posted 10/12/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, oh my gosh, you go ahead and catch up on that rest...we'll be here waiting...
I'm so very sorry you had a hard time of it, I had a hard time with the birth of my daughter too
but I wasn't on pain meds back then...So yeah the Hospital and all the different doc's
can make for a messed up situation...but your home and you have two beautiful girls
just take care of them for now...when things settle down that's when you can
write a letter to the hospital admin and voice your complaints...That one nurse should be fired
for her lack of basic compassion...
Congrats on the girls way to go mommy...
healing hugz
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   Posted 10/12/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Well!.....she is alive! smilewinkgrin

Thank you for posting here for us today. Of course congrats on the babies as well! smilewinkgrin I sent you am email today, as I was thinking about you.

I'm just glad all is OK, and hope you get to feeling better soon.

Love to you as always little lady!

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   Posted 10/12/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Tina, I would love to take you in my arms, wrap you up in a big soft hug, and tell you to let it out, so you could have a big cry. It sounds like that's exactly what you need. I am so, so sorry that there were nurses and others who treated you badly...I just can't wrap my head around the meanness that some people exude...and they seem to delight in it. I simply pray about it and ask God to let me move past it with grace...but oh, when the human side of me gets going, I want to kick somebody's @ss .

Congratulations on your precious baby girls. I am so happy they are home with you, gaining weight and getting healthier every day. I hope the boys love their new sisters - I'm sure they'll dote on them and protect them!

I hope you are able to build up your strength quickly after the blood transfusion. Make sure you get the rest you need and please let others help you out where needed. Don't be a hero Tina. Focus on you and the babies and let others worry about the house stuff.

Big hugs to you, and I am praying for you daily.

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   Posted 10/13/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Tina,
Sweetheart, you are amazing! I am sorry that things got so bad! It really sucks that others had to make this amazing, wonderful thing difficult for you! Thank God everyone is okay! Sending you all healing prayers and hugs! Take care of you and those precious little gifts!

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