Hello all! Sorry I've been MIA lately but quite a lot has happened since Cayleigh was born. Starting on Memorial Day I started to have back pain that traveled down my legs. After 2 weeks of pain so bad I almost couldn't walk, my doctor sent me in for a doppler of my legs. I was rushed over to the hospital after being told there was a blood clot that needed treatment right away. I was admitted and multiple blood and CT tests were run to see the extent of the clot and blood thinners were started. By Friday I was rushed into surgery after it became clear the clot was still growing and a small piece had broken off and traveled to my lungs. While I was still recovering, the surgeon talked to my family and we learned to true extent of the blood clot. In my left leg the main vein was completely scarred and closed up due to a blood clot years ago I never knew about. In my right leg there was a clot in my major vein from my ankle to my upper thigh. The surgeon had to put in five stents to keep the veins open and a filter to stop more pieces from breaking off and going to my lungs. On the next Tuesday I went into surgery again so that the stents could be adjusted. I spent 8 days in the hospital away from my babies and left with a life changing condition and nerve damage in my right leg. The nerve damage was so bad I could barely move my leg at first. I can now move it but I am in PT twice a week working on strength and continued mobility.
The surgeon also told me before leaving the hospital that having more children would probably kill me due to the extent of the blood clots and damage done to my body. However, some of my other doctors disagree. There is an increased risk of bleeding since I am on blood thinners and a csection would be really bad but another pregnancy would not be bad as long as I am monitored. My husband and I want more children and we had already decided to have another before all this stuff happened. Now I am unsure. We have already decided to foster/adopt as well so that is not an issue with us even if we did have more biological kids. I guess my question is this, would you risk it knowing the pregnancy would probably be fine but high risk and the birth could cause major health problems?
Oh, and another question that has been bugging me, what do you ladies use to put dirty cloth diapers in? We just started cloth diapers and are unsure what is best to use. Thanks!