Prayers Please! ***BABIES ARE OK!***

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Prayers Please! ***BABIES ARE OK!***
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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 4:29am

Hello Ladies!

Hope you had a great holiday!

I have a prayer request. I woke up this morning and had AWFUL pain...more than anything I have ever had. I knew right away that it wasn't labor, but something was wrong. Long story short, I have acute pancreatitis because of gallstones. So I've been admitted.

I will be here til I deliver, sometime after Friday. It may be sooner, if they start to see signs of infection, if my pain is no longer able to be controlled safely, or if my water breaks.

Please send pt&p my way that I can hold out just 5 more days!

Thanks,

Rachael

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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 8:39am
Tons of prayers that everything holds out until Friday.

Dixie

"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

TTC since April 2009

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Registered: 01-03-2010
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 9:19am

Hang in there Rachael and babies!

~ Meron born 12-09-11 after 3 1/2 years of TTC, IUIs and IVF.
~ #2 on the way(!) and due 06-06-13.

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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 9:45am
I am so sorry Rachael. I had a gallbladder attack on thanksgiving and was in the ER as a result. I know how painful it is. I am glad the babies are ok and I hope you feel better soon. How are they helping you with the pain? Are you on a low fat diet now? I am = ( I was told this is common with pregnancies although mine was post partum. Thinking of you.
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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 10:12am
Thanks for the well wishes. They gave me a low dose of morphine last night, and I have it available to take every 4 hours. Of course, I am trying my hardest to not to take it. I was contracting about every 2 minutes very early this morning, and the resident came in and basically told me that my trying to deal without meds is putting more stress on the babies than what the meds would. She explained that she would rather have me use the morphine to get through the attack and get the extra week instead of not using anything and losing that week. Granted the kids are going to be fine if they are born, but we still would like to get to a full 36 weeks. (Friday) She explained that the short term exposure to the morphine will not affect them, and IF we end up in an emergent situation that requires them to do a c section right away, they'll give me Narcan (I think that's what it's called-- not sure) and it will reverse the morphine before they are born. I hate taking heavy meds like this, but I want the extra week, so it's a delicate balance we're dealing with.
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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 11:57am
I am definitely praying for you and the babies...you've all come so far! I'm not sure whether or not to tell you this because it's potentially pretty scary...but I'm the type of person who would rather know then get hit by a very unpleasant surprise. A little over six years ago, out of the blue, having never had a problem before, I started having very bad pain unlike anything I'd ever had before. It was my gallbladder, and almost always, gallbladder issues can be resolved later. My primary doc recommended I get it removed sooner rather than later. So, I had it removed right away, but the surgeon told me gangrene had already set in and if they hadn't removed it when they had, I would have spent the next six months of my life in a hospital battling infection and for my life. Now, I think a situation like that is very rare...I know a lot of people with gallbladder issues that never get that bad, but when we are dealing with things that are just out of the realm of what we know, I think we have to trust the doctors. They know that not only do they have your life in their hands, but your two babies, too...so even though it can be really scary, I hope you can trust in your doctors and come through this very quickly with your two beautiful and healthy babies!!
KayLa (36)... so many fertility issues betweeen DH and I. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's.
TTC naturally since June 2009
IVF #1 November 2010...BFP....early M/C
FET #1 April 2011...BFP...beta 10, 29, 460.
Heartbeat seen via u/s.
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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 12:09pm

Rachael,

Hang in there. I know how painful the pancreatitis can be. My husband got it from gallstones when 1 logded into the precrease duct. We went through a year long battle in and out of the hospital and I almost lost my husband from it. (not meaning to scare you) I hope that they can mange the pain and those babies are delivered healthy and you remain healthy.

Me ~ 31  DH ~ 33  TTC #1 since August 2002. Dealing with mild Endo, PCOS, D

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Registered: 01-13-2010
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 2:26pm

Rachael,

I am sorry to hear about your pancreatitis. Hang in there, the end is near. Your babies are doing great!! I will be keeping you in my thoughts.

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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 2:28pm

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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 5:40pm
They told me morphine was ok for breastfeeding and the ER dr called the pharmacist on call that night to double check. Not sure if that helps but i thought i would let you know. Looking forward to hearing about their arrival, hopefully Friday or later. Hope you are feeling better.
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Registered: 10-28-2009
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 6:02pm

it seems like just yesterday we were sending prayers before u were even 20 weeks. God bless you and those babies youve been so strong through all this. Heres to a few more days of you being an amazing woman. Good luck !

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