Friday, November 11, 2005
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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
I get so many stories of inspiration and miracles - it's a good thing I have a box of kleenex at my desk! Thanks Jennifer for this great story.-
Our Miracle Baby
After several surgeries I felt like my body would never just "not" have problems. I was constantly in and out of the emergency room with severe bladder infections and I had two infected bartholin glands that I had to have surgery on. The doctor never knew why I kept getting sick. About a year later after the madness my fiance and I conceived we were shocked because it came as a shock to the both of us. Two weeks after knowing that I was pregnant I started to have brown discharge, again I was rushed to the emergency room and they put me on bedrest.
A few days later I started to bleed bright red blood and I was in a lot of pain, I couldn't even walk upright. I figured I miscarried the baby and I was again rushed to the emergency room. The doctor gave me a pregnancy test and took my blood pressure, they then suddenly rushed me into the back room to administer fluids through an IV and they put me on a heart monitor Thery stated that I was dehydrated and my blood pressure was high. The nurses and OB/GYN on call checked my cervix and it was so painful I was in tears the whole time balling my eyes out while me fiance watched me in despair because there was nothing he could do. I couldn't understand why bad stuff like this kept happening to me. After about what seemed like forever I was sent to get a vaginal ultra-sound which was even more painful than the examination I had before to see if I was still pregnant.
I was sent back to my room and waited still teary eyed for the results. Then the doctor came in and revealed that I had an etopic pregnancy and my pelvis was full of blood! After that shocking, devastating news I was rushed into surgery to save my life. I had to have part of my fallopian tube removed and the doctor didn't know why it happened. I regained some strength after surgery and read the articles the nurses supplied me on tubal pregnancies and saw the odds were high for me developing another one and losing all chances of ever having children.
I felt like I'd never have children, that for the last two years my body was a complete failure and it would continue in that pattern. Another year passed and my fiance still wanted a child, but he didn't seem to understand how I felt. I never wanted to experience what happened the year earlier again. I declined his advances to have a child several times. I started to have irregular menstrual cycles that lasted about 35-40 days before I actually came on my period.
One day I just didn't come on my period. I didn't think of it but then 38 days become 42 days and so on. My fiance suggested I should take a pregnancy test. I just knew it was a waste of time but I took it just to shut him up and to my surprise those two pink lines showed up on the strip. I was shocked and scared. I feared a repeat and quickly made a doctor appointment. After a few weeks of no sleep and worrying my fiance and I went to the doctor and I was examined. She said everything was fine, but I just couldn't accept that my body would do something right for once.
Into my 12th week I had some breakthrough bleeding I just knew that was going to happen and I was going to lose the baby. I called my doctor and she said to make an appointment and rest. After seeing her again in the office she said nothing was wrong.
Now I'm in my 29th week of pregnancy! And my new baby boy will be born sometime in January. I'm so happy that some good has come to my fiance and I and now we are going to be a family. After all I (we) went through God blessed us with a new life! That's why he is called my miracle baby!