Thursday, June 19, 2008

To hell and back

what a title buts its true! i ended up back in the hospital on monday afternoon. saturday night i woke up not breathing so well, sunday night it happened again but worse. i had tightness in my chest, shortness of breath and hyperventilating, i was also really swollen, jake called my feet "elephant feet". jake and i decided that i need to go to the er. when we got there, they thought that i had a pulmonary emblolism(a blood clot in the lung) and congestive heart failure. so i got admitted and they did a chest x-ray, ct scan, and a echocardiam gram(an u/s of the heart). it was pretty scary. at one point i had like 5 doctors standing around me trying to decide what to do. based on my exams i didnt have a PE, but i did have fluid around my lungs. they deicded to give me lasics to get the fluid out of my lungs and get my swelling to go down. they put me in the ICU for 2nights. eventually my ob diagnoised me with pre-ecclampsia and anemia. my blood pressure was also really high at one point it was 166/101, which is like outrageous for a person like me. they gave me magnesium sulfate to help with that. they moved me down to the ob floor since i was am postpartum. my blood pressure would go up and down and now they have me on a bloodpressure med. so the last 2weeks have been pretty scary, its no fun being in the hosp for that long and not getting to see your new baby. i want to thank everyone for all their prayers in my behalf. also for my parents and husband. i couldnt have gotten in through without them. they have been taking care of charlee, doing laundry, and cleaning the house. also my husband who came and sat at the hosp with me everyday and taking such good care of our little girl. she defintaly a daddy's girl! i never imagined that this would happen, def not the experience that i wanted after i had a baby.

4 comments:

Nate and Lori said...

I am so sorry. I've been wondering if you were ok but not wanting to bug you. When things calm down I want to come and see you and Charlee...and you too Jake.

David and Alissa said...

Jeez! I feel so bad for you. It stinks that I don't live a few minutes away anymore, otherwise I'd be right over to help! I want to know more details about the delivery and stuff when you are feeling better. Call me or e-mail me. Get Better! We love you!

Jenny Lynn said...

Oh man ashley, you are a brave woman! I agree, that does certainly sound like Hell! I hope you are feeling better soon and get to spend time with Charlee worry free. We hope and pray everything is alright and you are 100% soon!!

andrea said...

Yikes, that is not good. How annoying to have to go through that when you have a new baby. I hope everything gets better, Charlee is adorable! I love the bows.