Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The twin birth story part 1

First one out

Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 35 weeks pregnant, I went up to the county hospital with many signs of Preeclampsia, ie. swelling from the hips down both legs and feet, severe headaches, blurry vision, raised blood pressure. While I was there they discovered I had a large amount of protein in my urine-- which is typical of Preeclampsia.

The blood tests to determine if my liver was functioning well came back normal. But they realized that my iron levels were low. 6.7 to be exact.

They also decided to observe me for the night in case I was in the beginning stages of Preeclampsia. The doctor did an ultrasound to check on the babies and found them both in the breach position.
The doctor ordered continuous baby monitoring and contraction monitoring.

Within the next two hours it was apparent I was in active labor.

The doctor had gone home- being his day off and being exhausted from not really having a day off anyways. So I got a couple of lady doctors that work with the hospital anyway.

They prepped me for a C-section.

The drugs did not work. I was not numb.

to be continued . . .

read The twin birth story part 2


Mrs. Morty said...

Eww, I'm not liking where this is going. Please tell me they didn't cut you open while you could still feel stuff.

Smockity Frocks said...

Ugh! Nikki, I am so sorry you had such a hard time!

Praying for you, sweet girl!

Laura said...

Oh Nikki - I am praying that they figured out you weren't numb BEFORE doing the C-section!

And I'm lifting you up in prayer, as I know this is a difficult time for you right now - healing and new babies and all that goes along with it. (((((HUGS)))))

Tara said...

The boys are Beautiful!!! Are you doing better? I am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the rest of the story. Are you o.k.? I am worried about you. Do you have help? Do you have nice doctors and nurses? Do you have names yet?
Take care and you are in our prayers.

muggins mahooney said...

Oh no! That happened to my mom when she had Monica. When you ask her what it felt like she says, "you know in those nature shows when it shows a lion eating a gazelle? That's what it feels like."
I'm so sorry. I hope you are feeling better.

Shelly said...

Wow! The babies are adorable. Way to go!!! Hope you will feel good soon!

A. said...

Oh my gosh Nikki!!!! That is probably my number one fear of having a c-section! I was just telling someone that the other day!

I hope you don't leave us waiting long... we want to know if you are ok. Praying you are healing ok!

The Schooley's said...

I am going to go read part 2 right now, but I am just glad that the boys made it ok and that you are fine.

Nikki W said...


Part 7 link.