Just a very quick update to let you all know how things are with me and my boys. Before I do that, though, thank you all so much for your concern, thoughts and prayers since my most recent update last week- it has meant the world to me.
My C section ended up needing to be under general anesthesia as I could not have an epidural due to my low platelets. I had gone in to see my doctor on Tuesday the 3rd and it was then that we discovered I had severe pre eclampsia- my blood pressure was extremely high and I had 4+ protein in my urine. For the next 24 hrs before the C section, I was told that I had to be on bedrest and was given the evil drug via IV, Magnesium Sulfate (to lower the chance of seizures), which was more than horrible (as so many of you know)! It was then when I realized I had only one option: A C section underal general anesthesia. There was no confirmation of any sort as to how long or short induction would take and given I would have had to have been on the Mag for the entire time pre-delivery, I knew there was no way... No other option... These boys would come into the world, really, with neither me nor their father being present. Ouch. That is still hard to process. Additionally, I knew that I would have to be on the Mag again for 24 hrs after the C section, which would result in me not being able to see my babies for a full day/24 hours post delivery- regardless of what decision I made.
After the delivery, I had severe hemorrhaging and lost a lot of blood, which lead to me needing to have blood transfusions. Then I developed an ileus – when your intestines are paralyzed - and could not eat anything, but only drink clear liquids. Thankfully, that has slowly gotten a little better. I am now on 2 different Blood Pressure medications and am hoping that those are what I needed to kick start my recovery into high gear. I am looking at a possible discharge date of as soon as tomorrow. The boys may be staying put, however, for a few more weeks.
I never knew such love existed until I met Austin George and Camden Frank. I never realized how there had always been two huge puzzle pieces missing from my heart that have now been so perfectly filled-in by these two little miracle boys.