Friday, August 1, 2014

Placenta Accreta and a premature baby....we are finally home!!!

This is not my normal kind of post, but I wanted to update you on our life.  It will help explain why I have not posted in a bit, and why I'm a little behind in getting the Cycle 3 resources up.  Thanks for being patient...Cycle 3 will begin posting soon!
Its been a crazy few weeks, but we are all home and recovering nicely.  Our baby boy was born at 34+ weeks and was in the NICU for 2 weeks.  I went into pre-term labor during my week of "pre-surgery" watch on bedrest IN the hospital.  After trying to stop it, they were only able to delay it until morning.  My C-Section (and removal of part of my uterus) lasted about 3 hours.  I was awake to see my sweet boy and hear him cry before the NICU staff whisked him away to attend to his respiratory distress.  My Doctors then put me under to complete the surgery.  We were hoping that it wouldn't come to my needing a full hysterectomy, and thankfully it didn't.  They only had to remove the portion of my uterus that the placenta was adhered to (the accreta part).  I came through with blood loss, and narrowly missed needing a transfusion!  At one point, right before they put me under, I asked my husband how many people were in the room.  He lost count at 16...and that was before more came in.  

I have a lovely vertical incision this time (4 bikini incisions before this) that is proving to take a little longer to heal.   They've suggested for me not to drive for a few more weeks, but not sure how I'm going to work that when I have 4 other kiddos in various activities plus follow up appointments and weight checks for the punkin.  

I'm thrilled with the Doctors, Nurses and entire staff at Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women!  During the 3 weeks that I/we spent there, we were cared for by many people.  How do I thank them all for taking such great care of us???

If you are interested in reading the whole story, I'm posting that on my family blog and will leave a link here when its all written down.  I've learned so much about Placenta Accreta in the last few months, in addition to preemie babies and the NICU.  I'm in awe by the men and women that handle all of this on a daily basis.  

I am so thankful for our God who unexpectedly moved my family to the Houston area.  He placed me in a location that is top notch in providing the care that I needed.  We had no idea that when we were told we were being relocated that we were moving to one of the top hospitals in the nation that handles the type of high-risk pregnancy that I would soon be diagnosed with.  We truly have an awesome God!

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I'm a new CC mom and I've been stalking your page these past few weeks. I just came across this post tonight. Bless your heart!! You've had an eventful summer! I prayed for you and your family just now. Congratulations on your new baby and Praise God for all He's doing for you. With love, Leah