Hi mamas--I just got home from the hospital today! I had post-partum pre-eclampsia!!! On pp day #4, I couldn't stand my headache any longer and went to the ER in the middle of the night. The idiots there could not figure it out and I had to fight off spinal taps, etc until they finally consulted with an OB and got me admitted.
I think the pre-e kicked in with symptoms on pp day #3 with headache and abdominal pain, but we didn't figure it out since we had delivered the baby and thought pre-e was no longer a risk. Live and Learn!!!!!
It was really scary to be that sick--but I am just so grateful that the baby was at home safe with DH and not in my body.
So now we are dealing with the fact that we had to give him the bottle. We had absolutely no choice since he had lost over 10% of weight by day#3 and had spent one night in the hospital for jaundice himself.
I am pumping and bottle-feeding with supplemental formula. I just got home this afternoon, but am going to try to get him back on the breast tonight.
SO...otherwise he is beautiful and wonderful and gaining lots of weight now. I am glad to be home with him. It was AWFUL to leave him and go to the hospital. But, again, I am very grateful that he had been delivered when pre-e struck!! We did have a lovely and safe home water birth.
My mom flew in last night so I have good help at home, but I may be emailing for help with getting him back on the breast! I pumped the whole time I was in the hospital and REALLY don't want to lose breastfeeding.
Hope you're all doing better with a lot less drama!