Expecting226-- did she have her baby?

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Old Hat
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   Posted 2/26/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm wondering because she hasn't posted here for a while ... right? Good vibes being beamed her way. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

expecting226
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   Posted 2/26/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   

I did have my baby, Old Hat!  Thank you so much for thinking of me!

My son was born via emergency c-section on February 8 at 5:27 p.m.  I was scheduled for a c-section anyway, but the baby arrived 10 days early due to lack of fetal movement and lack of fetal breathing.  To make a long story short, I went in for my originally scheduled Dr. appt. on the morning of the 8th, the Dr. didn't like a few things he saw when I was hooked up to the monitor, so he sent me to the hospital for more monitoring.  Things didn't improve throughout the day, so we needed to deliver him ASAP that evening.  I was 37 and 1/2 weeks along in my pregnancy.

The good news is that he is absolutely perfect!  He was no longer thriving in the womb, but he was born kicking and screaming.  :-)  He just had his two-week check-up at the Dr. and everything looks great.

The bad news is that the Drs. have no idea why he stopped thriving in the womb.  My fluid was fine, the placenta was fine, etc.  We will never know what happened.  I suppose I should be used to those unanswered whys given my ulcerative colitis, but I am still always seeking an answer.  Egh... it doesn't matter anymore, I guess.

He is such a beautiful baby... we feel so blessed... and couldn't be happier.


Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)


Old Hat
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   Posted 2/26/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations and BRAVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whew, quite a story!!!!!!!!!! I wondered if you had posted & I missed it-- so I decided to ask specifically today. Thank heavens it all worked out well at delivery. How much did your son weigh at birth? / Old Hat

Bennie
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   Posted 2/26/2008 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Mazel tov on your new baby boy!! May he bring you lots of joy. I am glad everything went well in the end. Kiss those little toes for me! I love them the most on babies.

--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Current meds:
Asacol - 3 pills/3Xday, 2 tabs 6-mp/1.5 tabs 6-mp every other day
 
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone.


expecting226
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   Posted 2/26/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
He weighed 7.0 pounds and was 20.75 inches long at birth. I can't imagine how big he would have been if I would have gone the full 39 weeks! I sometimes think they might have had my due date off by a week or so.

He now weighs 7.3 pounds and is 21 inches long. Couldn't be healthier... and he is eating like a horse!
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)


Old Hat
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   Posted 2/26/2008 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news + it's also great to have you back here posting! They always say that with the 1st baby especially, it's hard to predict the due date. My cousin's wife delivered a 10 lb. boy on her preestablished c-section date; obviously he could have come into the world a couple weeks earlier & at a lighter weight. / Old Hat

Red_34
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   Posted 2/27/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Super congrats to you! I am so glad that you and the baby are doing well. I've never had a c-section so are healing up nicely from it? You've such a hearty boy there! May the winds of fate blow sweet kisses to him, you and dad.
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   Posted 2/27/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!!!!!
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expecting226
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   Posted 2/27/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Red and Tab!

Having a c-section is an interesting experience. You only get a spinal, so while you are numb from the waist down, you are completely awake - not even in a twilight state. While it is great to be awake because you get to enjoy your baby after birth, it is strange to hear your OB giving surgical orders while operating on you. My husband was allowed to be present, and he sat up by my head... and the anesthesiologist is up there, too. So, it's the three of you enjoying the procedure. :-) You do feel a lot of tugging and pulling, but no pain at all.

The recovery has been good. I didn't get out of bed for the first 24 hours, but they removed the catheter after that, and I was allowed to move around. It was quite painful for the first week. I took Percocet for pain. They also allow you to take Motrin with the Percocet, but I don't take NSAIDS for obvious reasons, so I just got by with the Percocet. After the first week, I just took Tylenol as needed. Now, 19 days later, I am pain free. I would say that it took a full 14 days for the pain to subside.

The downside to the c-section is that you do have restrictions once you go home. For example, no driving for 2 weeks, and I was limited to one set of stairs per day (I live in a two-story home). Also, you can't lift anything heavier than your baby for the first 4 weeks. No vaccuming for 4 weeks, either (not that I am complaining about that!). So, you really need to make sure you have someone there to help you.
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)


dakotagirl
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   Posted 2/27/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Many congratulations! Glad to hear everything is going well :)

Is the UC behaving itself?
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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kb5
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   Posted 2/27/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!!!! What's his name if you don't mind telling? Thanks for the description of the c-section as well...sounds painful!

I wish you all the best!
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, started at 60 mg 1/07, 15 mg pred, down to 10 mg 1/11/08...down to 10/5...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07--bumped to 125 11/14/07...
Taken off of Imuran temporarily 1/11/08-back on 1/16/08 now at 150mg imuran
waiting to be scheduled for remicade.
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
antispasmodics didn't work.


Beth75
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   Posted 2/27/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats!! so happy that you are both doing well!
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday.  Potassium 100mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


expecting226
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   Posted 2/27/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
His first name is Chase.

So far, fingers crossed, my UC is behaving itself. I was having some issues prior to the delivery, but we suspected they were pregnancy-related and that appears to be right. So far, so good.
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)


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   Posted 2/27/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
 
                        CONGRATULATIONS!
 
 
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Sara14
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   Posted 2/27/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! =)
24 years old
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Rowasa (generic) - daily
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D)


princesscolon
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   Posted 2/27/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! I can't imagine how worried you must have been, but what a relief he is doing great. I have 2 boys, they grow so fast! They are so much fun. :)
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15, Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Feb 11) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica for Fibromyalgia started 1/17/08


macgrl
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   Posted 2/29/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats expecting 226! I've been thinking of you and just haven't had a chance to get online to see the news. So glad that everything is okay although it must have been a scary experience at the time! Things are still going well for me. Flare-free since Christmas day (9 weeks and counting...) and the baby seems to be growing well. I'm going for another ultrasound on March 10th just to check the growth to make sure, but I'm gaining the proper amount of weight, and the baby's heart rate is strong. I'm still feeling tons of movement, so that's reassuring too. I'm not scheduled for a c-section as of yet, but we'll see how things go in the next couple months.

Anyways, best of luck to you and your new family!!
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Diagnosed: July 2007
Pregnant: Due 05/2008
Meds: Salofalk enema (nightly), 10mg prednisone, Salofalk pills (8X/day)
Other: prenatal vit., probiotics, calcium (650mg), vitamin D (1000iu)


Lonie
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   Posted 2/29/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news! Congrats on your new baby boy, Chase....glad everything is well; you sound over the moon. Babies are so sweet and innocent, aren't they...what a joy and miracle.
Carol

Remicade - will have my 21th infusion on April 17.
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