So I have posted in other forums but here seems to be the place where I should be posting... I delivered my daughter yesterday via emergency section at 28weeks 5days. I had placenta previa that ruptured and formed a clot the size of a softball laying in my cervix. I was bleeding had to undergo two blood transfusions and stil continued to bleed. The doctors opted for csection immediately. Evangelina weighs 2lbs 12 oz and seems to be doing okay, although she has a cpap that is on 25%. They doctors released me today and I am so scared for her.. Something about not being there with her in the same hospital is tearing me apart. I guess one of my many questions is has anyone had a baby at this stage showing minimal complications that thrived and grows to be a happy healthy baby? Or am I setting myself up for failure? I keep thinking how good she is doing.. And then I say it's too good to be true.. Something is bound to go wrong... I am a nervous wreck over here. :(
Geez, they were eager to discharge you, huh?
1st- congrats to you :)
2nd- though she may have a long road ahead of her, her weight for her age sounds really good which is in her favor. trust your gut.
3rd- make sure you're caring for yourself and getting your rest. while she needs you, she does have her nurses around the clock- she will need you even more when she's out- right now it's important that you heal as well.
Try to take things one day at a time. There will be good days, and there will be bad days, and there will be so many days in between. Celebrate the good, fight back against the bad, and try to get some sleep. Having a baby in NICU is so draining emotionally and physically, don't forget to take care of yourself - you can only be there for her if you're healthy yourself. If you're going to pump breastmilk, invest in a hospital quality pump - talk to your insurance company, they might cover it! Get sleep when you can, stay on top of pain management medication, and eat as healthy as possible. Surround yourself with people who are good for your soul, and when help is offered, accept it.
I'm REALLY shocked to see that you're home already after a complicated c-section. What prompted them to send you home so soon? Usually there's a mandatory 72 hour obsevation after ANY c-section....and longer when transfusions are involved!
My oldest nephew was a 26 weeker and is now 15 on the honor roll :) and he was a 2lb 4 oz baby he did spend nearly 3 months in the hospital just had trouble keeping his o2 up
I agree with above post. Take care of yourself and trust your gut. Some hospitals have housing for NICU parents. Call around to see if they do and if you qualify. Everything sounds good, Momma. Just hang in there. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. :D
congrats mama! my sil had my niece at 27 weeks and you would never know it! she is now 10. it will take alot of time from what i know. just take it one day at atime.
why did they discharge you so early? 1 day seems very fast, especially for a c-section.
I'll keep her in my prayers though
<blockquote><b>Quoting tinana+2:</b>" Geez, they were eager to discharge you, huh? 1st- congrats to you :) 2nd- though she may have a ... [snip!] ... have her nurses around the clock- she will need you even more when she's out- right now it's important that you heal as well."</blockquote>
Yeah not quite sure why but they got me out of there quickly... And thank you.. I am trying to take care of myself but I feel like I am a horrible mom for just leaving her there so soon. :(
My brother was born in 1991 at 28 weeks weighing just under 2 lbs. They were worried he would be deaf, blind, never eat properly, never walk, never talk..... He's now 21 and walking around. He's completely normal in every way. He doesn't like pizza but other than that, he's pretty alright :)
<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" Try to take things one day at a time. There will be good days, and there will be bad days, and there ... [snip!] ... home so soon? Usually there's a mandatory 72 hour obsevation after ANY c-section....and longer when transfusions are involved!"</blockquote>
I appreciate your input.. Thank you.. I don't know why they released me so soon.. I am VERY BRUISED and sore and it's hard to walk, but I am just trying to stay positive for her my DH and 4 other children.
they keep you 4 days here even more with blood transfusions
<blockquote><b>Quoting Bettinas:</b>" My brother was born in 1991 at 28 weeks weighing just under 2 lbs. They were worried he would be deaf, ... [snip!] ... 21 and walking around. He's completely normal in every way. He doesn't like pizza but other than that, he's pretty alright :)"</blockquote>
Lol.. My husband would get along with your brother... He doesn't like pizza either...lol
They discharged you one day after an emergency c-section? Thats insane you are still at risk for clots 1 day out!
I have no helpful advice as I haven't had a baby at that gestation, but congrats and best of luck.
I was told I needed to stay three days after my c-section, with the option to stay a 4th day. I chose to stay the extra day. Just if you see any warning sines like fever or too much swelling do not hesitate to go back to the hospital.
Quoting Rette Mich:" They discharged you one day after an emergency c-section? Thats insane you are still at risk for clots 1 day out!"
and especially after receiving 2 transfusions, you'd think they would want to keep an eye on her blood counts!