Saturday, February 09, 2013
I know I have been out of Spark lately but for very good reason. My son was born 4 months early at only 24.2 weeks pregnant due to preeclampsia. Yes you read that right... 4 MONTHS EARLY. My daughter (who is 6 and a very healthy girl) was also a preemie born at 30 weeks pregnant. I had been doing very well with this pregnancy and was not on any blood pressure medications (like I was with my daughter). I was really hoping I could go full term with this pregnancy as all signs were showing I could. On December 10th I called into work sick as I felt extremely tired. My mom was urging me to call my doctor for check up. I did and went to see her. My blood pressure was elevated and she admitted me into the hospital to check the protein in my urine. I stayed for 24 hours and was release the next day with blood pressure medication as I had a normal level of protein. The next week, Dec 20th I had to return for a follow-up. My blood pressure was still elevated and I had a higher sign of protein in my urine. I again was admitted into the hospital. The next 24 hours, my lab work reveled I had some liver failure and it was decided I had to deliver. They gave me two steroid shots to help the babyís lungs but I needed to wait an additional 24 hours so they could work to their fullest. By that next 24 hours, my lab work now showed liver and kidney failure. I was in the OR within the next hour.
I can honestly say the last 7 weeks were a complete roller coaster that I have yet to get off of. I am back to work, pumping breast milk around the clock to take to him, visiting him at the hospital on a daily basis, taking care of my daughter and being a full time mom. Letís just say I am a little tired. My husband has been a great help with everything but he too is also just as tired. Even will all that has gone on, I cannot express how blessed we are to have given TWO miracles from up above.
My son Colin Alexander Moczygemba was born December 24, 2012, at 10:05 am weighing 1 pound 7 ounces and was 12.6 inches long. He was breathing on his own and crying which was a total shock to us and his doctors. He is currently still in the NICU and is thriving every day.He did have one procedure, a heart murmur that needed to be closed but the procedure was short and very successful. Other than that he just needed expected medications a preemie his age needed. As of today he is 2 pounds 10 ounces, on only one medication (albuterol), has no IVs and is just waiting to grow and come home.
I am trying to get back to my weight loss journey and I will soon!!