Fat free diet, preemie risk :(
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|Fri, 08-03-2012 - 2:38pm|
I met with the gallbladder surgeon today. He said my baby is too big and up to high, there is no way to remove the gallbladder without puncturing the uterus. But he said my current risk of infection is really high and my pain is too much. He said IF I follow the diet I might make it to 36-37 weeks pregnant, he doesn't think I can last longer. The surgery will be too large incisions, a high one to remove gallbladder and then a low one to do a c-section. If by some miracle I can wait, I'm still allowed to have a natural birth and deal with the gallbladder later, but he doesn't think that will happen.
I am on a fat free diet. I can't even eat 99.9% fat free, it has to be 100%. Any amount of fat will trigger an attack and likely cause emergency surgery. So I can't cook rice with a drop of oil, or saute veggies in a tiny bit of butter, or anything. I spent awhile at the store checking lables, almost every packaged food has fat! The surgeon's nurse said most people live on fruit. I can have white meat chicken if I remove the fat before cooking, and cook it on a raised surface (grill or roasting pan) so fat can drip off. Oh, and after an hour at the store, I did discover Frosted Flakes cereal is fat free, so at least I get one treat.
Wish me luck dealing with the pain and following this diet. It's going to be no fun, but I do not want a 2 month premature baby. At this point, I feel like every day I make it is one more day for his lungs to grow.
Oh, and I have to be careful with the Percocet. It causes the baby to have withdrawal at birth. Withdrawal causes breathing problems. And since preemie babies already have breathing problems, drug withdrawal would be too dangerous. The surgeon wouldn't give me any other pain killers. He'd rather I feel the pain, to know if it's getting worse and an infection is building.