Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blessings...Not Enough Room to Receive

2 weeks ago, March 29 we were blessed beyond imagination when an emergency occurred. That evening I had begun a second miscarriage. Unlike the previous miscarriage, this was unfortunately more complicated. I began hemorrhaging, collapsing to the ground, and nearly going into hypovolemic shock. Steven rushed me to the Emergency Room, where I was started on IV fluids and transfused with 2 units of blood, and where they attempted to unsuccessfully manually remove the clots (during a birth or miscarriage, if all of the materials of conception do not successfully come out or come out in pieces, then the mother will continue to bleed...potentially bleeding to death.) Fortunately, the a surgery team just happened to be at the hospital and they were able to perform an emergency D & C (Dilation and Curettage). I was kept over night, due to loss of blood, but was discharged the next day with no complications, just instructions to take it easy for a couple of weeks.

So Blessings. Things could have happened so differently, but we were blessed beyond measure. First, Steven returned home from Home Teaching shortly after the hemorrhaging began and with assistants from Sam and Lacy, was able to get me to the hospital right away. It makes me cringe to think what the results could have been if this had started at any other time when Steven was not home. Second, the emergency team just happened to be at the hospital to quickly be able to get me in for surgery. Third, I am married to an amazing man who was there to hold my hand and be the support I needed. Fourth, We had help from so many people afterwards during the recovery. Amber, my 16 week pregnant sister, drove all of the way from Mesa that morning with an ice-cooler full of groceries and filled my fridge and cupboards. She not only did this, but cooked and provided materials for yummy meals as well. Lacy (my sister-in-law) and Melissa Welker took Callie for several days do play and provided meals also. Many others provided more food, treats, flowers, and support. We really were blessed beyond measure. We eventually had to start turning people down who offered assistance because we were given so much help. Thank you everyone for your support and help through this crazy time in our lives, and a successful recovery.


Erin said...

1. Your header picture is adorable. It should be illegal to have 2 such cute people married to each other.
2. You are so sweet to see the good that came out of this.
3. So sorry to hear about your miscarriages. I had one before we had our first daughter and it was a very difficult thing to go through emotionally as well. Good luck!

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry. That is so hard. We are glad you are safe and all turned out well. I hope you are able to carry through next time. You are a strong lady.

Stephanie said...

Sorry to hear about everything but way to put a positive spin on it! Glad you're okay!

Nonny said...

I did not realize it was as bad as it was. I am glad that I talked to your mom. You could have been in serious trouble. You are truly blessed!