May 2013 Moms

Postpartum Heart Failure Update

Hey guys I'm sorry it took so long for me to do an update.

The week before last I told you all about my trip to the ER one week after baby was born. I was having a hard time breathing all day. I thought it was just a cold, but in the back of my mind things just didn't feel right.

At the emergency room they told my my lungs were filled with fluid and there was fluid around my heart. I was diagnosed with postpartum heart failure. I spent three days in the hospital away from my one week old boy. It was awful!

The ended up draining 31 lbs of fluid off of me! I was told that once the fluid was gone that my heart muscles got stronger and it didn't look bad any more. :)

So, as of right now, everything looks good. Although, I am still taking a water pill and heart medicine. And because of the medicine I had to quit breastfeeding. But that's okay.

I feel like a million bucks compared to how I felt.

I appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers, it was a very scary situation. 

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April 29, 2013
8 pound 4 ounces
20 1/2"

DX: 2001 Severe Endometriosis 
5/2006: BFP 5/2006: M/C
10/2008: TTC W/Severe Endo
1/2010: 6 cycles with Clomid=all BFN
9/5/2012: BFP 

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