Here is our story
Phoebe Alizah is here June 1st at 6:28 pm, 6 lbs 10 oz, 19 1/4". We are home now, but we both have some pretty hefty complications, mine completely unknown to everyone till they did me pre-induction bloodwork.
I left on tuesday afternoon knowing I would be induced on Weds. am because my blood pressure had been creeping up. There were not really any other signs, but since I've had pre-e every other time, he knew it was time to get her out, and I was almost 39 weeks. So I stopped at the lab to have them draw blood to make sure my kidneys were working ok, and was going back tues. night to have Cervadil put in the cervix to get things going.
I get to the hospital on tuesday night as planned and they tell em they can't induce me because my blookwork came back showing complications. My calcium levels were to low, my potassium was dangerously low, and I had very low blood sugar. So for the entire night I was hooked up to potassium on IV and had to drink the nasty potassium elixirs all night long. I had 3 EKG's on my heart. They told me I couldn't be induced because they didn't want my heart to stop when I pushed her out, she they had to stabalize my potassium. The labor nurse that I had said that in 20 years they have never seen this problem. They sent in an endocronologist (sp?) and he ordered a mass of blood tests to see if he can figure out the problem. (I've also been drinking excessively (2-3 gallons a day) and obviously peeing a lot too. So by Weds. at 5pm, they decide my potassium is at the lowest acceptable level, and they break my water. She came an hour and a half later LOL That was quick!
I was ok, but Phoebe had a string of problems her own. Low potassium, low blood sugar, jaundice, and she has jitters. Not just jittery like the "startling reflex" or whatever they call it, but real jitters. When she is awake, she is shaking. And they don't know what is causing it, or if my problems caused it to happen in her.
Basically they don't know what is wrong with us. We have appts. with our pediatrician every 2 days, and if she is still having jitters as of tomorrow, she will have to go to a bigger hospital so they can figure out what is wrong. I have appts with my ob this week as well as follow-ups with the endocronologist as well. It all seems like a big mess, and we just want to know what is going on!!
But she is here, and I am so totally in love. Its weird but I feel like there is a bond there with her that I didn't have when my other two living children were born... its like she is special. She is special!
Thanks for reading about Phoebe! Here she is!