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Old 12-30-2008, 03:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello ladies!
I am not a member of your ddc (I am in the Oct. ddc) but I am a friend of Shelby's IRL and on another forum.
She gave me the go-ahead to update you all on what is going on with her as she is in the hospital.
She went in on Saturday the 27th with (hopefully mild) congestive heart failure. As you know, she had her adorable little son Theo
on Dec. 24th after a looooong labor. Her doctors had been concerned about her heart all throughout her pregnancy and it seems that her long labor is what probably triggered the congestive heart failure. The fortunate news is that she caught this very early, which is the best thing for treating congestive heart failure.
Please send lots of prayers for Shelby!
With luck she hopes to be home soon with her little guy!
He was able to visit her for 4 hours yesterday and that really lifted her spirits. I can't imagine being away from my baby myself especially just after a long labor.
The very latest on Shelby as of this afternoon (Monday the 29th) is that:

Shelby is on the mend! She said she is feeling much better. Her regular doctor saw her today and does not believe there is any lasting damage to her heart (a full recovery is expected). She should be able to get an echo of her heart this evening and anticipates going home tomorrow!

She really misses little Theo, her "little mouse", so I am sure she is anxious to get in for that echo.
Let us hope she gets her echo tonight and that she will be able to go home tomorrow.
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Not in the DDC but will keep her in my thoughts!
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Of course! Lots of good vibes and thoughts for you Shelby!
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Thanks for posting and letting us know. Please tell Shelby we are thinking about her and hoping she's home soon.
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Thanks for posting and letting us know. Please tell Shelby we are thinking about her and hoping she's home soon.
Sending some prayers and hugs her way, this must be so difficult for her physically and emotionally to be separated from her baby as well.


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prayers to them all ...

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thinking of her!!
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I hope she is on the mend (((HUGS))) Shelby

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Aw, thats sad news indeed! I'm glad that she's feeling better and hopefully she'll be home with her little bug soon!
I'm keeping her in my thoughts, please send our love!
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Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery! I hope she is home with her little one soon.

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Thank you so much for updating us, mama.

I wish you all the best, Shelby, and I am keeping you in my thoughts. Sending much love and light to you and wishing you a speedy recovery
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aww poor little mouse. Hope he gets his mommy back soon!
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I just heard that Shelby is finally home!
I wanted to share the news.
Hopefully she is enjoying being back with Theo now and will update later.

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Yay! I've been thinking about her. I'm so glad everything is ok.

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My mom had CHF-she was hospitalized for 8 days. What a hard time. Thankfully I was just 4-5 mos pregnant. I could still walk and get out places with the kids. If it was now, I don't know what I would do! I can't imagine having to be the one to be hospitalized, especially after having a new baby!

I've been thinking of you and Theo, Shelby!
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darn it. please send shelby all of our good wishes for a quick recovery.
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Sending healing energy...........
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Thank you so much for the prayers, everyone, and special thanks to OrchideZ for starting and updating this thread.

I am back home and have my hands full with taking care of Theo :. I have a history of heart problems and the fluid overload from delivery proved to be too much for my heart to handle all at once. However, after 3 days in the hospital, I lost 20 pounds and an additional 7 since I've been home. I guess that's one way to do it! Anyway, I'm feeling tons better and my lungs are clear. My doctor thinks there's no reason why I shouldn't make a full recovery. We are so very thankful.

I'm just loving being a Mommy, even when my little mouse turns into a little diablo in the middle of the night . He's sleeping and eating great and is just as cute as can be.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:22 PM
 
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Welcome back, Shelby! :

It's great that you are feeling better. CHF is a hard thing - my mom lost almost 30lbs of fluid in the hospital, she was so excited! She hadn't seen her ankles in about a year and thought she was "just getting fat from the meds"

Sounds like Theo is making up for lost time, lol! Keep us posted on how you are feeling!
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congrats shelby. i'm glad you're back

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Glad to hear you're at home!!!
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