I'm technically here a little early ... My world has crumbled in less than a week when on Monday our son Jack was diagnosed with Dandy Walker at our 19week scan. He also was labeled IUGR at 2 weeks behind. We decided to get as much information about this syndrome before making any decisions although they advised to terminate. We had an amnio and were happy when the FISH came back normal but were still waiting for the micro array even now to come back. We made a second opinion appt. on Thursday and to my surprise I was admitted to the hospital that night for possible preeclampsia. Once I got admitted it was confirmed which has everyone stumped as to why and how I'd have it at 19 weeks. Anywho, I've been in this room since Thursday and as of today my bp isn't going down and my bloodwork/urine is getting worse. The doctors had a serious talk with DH and I and we decided we don't have any choice but to terminate our pregnancy since our Jack isn't given much of a chance of survival with me in this condition regardless of his diagnosis which only makes things worse for him. I'm honestly not even sure how I'm supposed to deal/cope with this. It took us a long time to get pregnant and I'd have thought I went through enough, apparently not. Anywho sorry for the novel , can I join this board with you ladies please??
The doctors started the process for the D&E on Sunday night but my body went into labor instead. Jack was born Monday and I had to have a D&C shortly after to remove the placenta. Probably the most pain mental and physical in my life. I was released yesterday Xmas eve only to find myself back in the ER again tonight with spiking bp. They think its under control and for once its actually dropping. Some freakin' Christmas. I can't even mourn because I'm constantly being poked and proded. Hopefully this part of the nightmare will be over soon. We also came home yesterday to find two relatives bought us gliders for Xmas and were both on our porch. Commence breakdown .
Me: 33, Endocrine issues & FVL DH: 32, Nothing
NTNP 2009-2012 TTC since 2012:
Clomid, 2 IUI cycles, and 5 IVF cycles = BFN
FET #1 August 2013 = BFP! EDD 5/11/14
Jack dx at 19w1d with Dandy Walker on 12/16/13
Severe Pre-e /HELLP set in Jack born sleeping at 20w1d on 12/23/13