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the Rest of My Story (long)

Ok, so 4 days after I had rylee (the day after we were discharged from the hospital) I had a horrible headache all day and nothing was helping it. I even called the hospital to see if I could take anything else but they said I couldn't since I was breastfeeding. That night my mom and I went grocery shopping so when we got home I went to feed rylee but she was sound asleep and wouldn't latch on so I layed her back down and went to eat so she would kinda wake up a little. I remember opening the refrigerator and then the next thing I know i'm waking up on the dining room floor with 2 paramedics hovering over me. It turned out that I had a siezure so they took me to the hospital and as soon as we got there I had 2 more. After the second and third seizures I lost most of my memory. I didn't even know that I had a baby! They did some ct scans and discovered that I had bleeding on the surface of my brain (a subarchnoid hemmorage). They thought I had an anuerism so they transfered me to a bigger hospital to have brain surgery. As soon as I got there they put me in icu. The doctor went out and got my mom and told her she might want to get my dad and my husband ( he was stuck at home alone with the 4 day old baby) there because they didn't think I was gonna make it through the night. They stabalized me and sent me for an angiogram which showed that the bleeding had stopped so they had to keep a close eye on me but I didn't have to have the brain surgery. I woke up the next afternoon in icu with no recollection of what had happened. I spent 2 days in icu and then another 2 days in a regular room. I only saw my baby once when I first got out of icu but I was only allowed to hold her for a few minutes. It was the hardest, scariest thing I have ever been through. They still don't know why my brain suddenly stopped bleeding but it saved me from having brain surgery. I had so many people praying for me and I must say that I am a true believer in the power of prayer! I'm still on seizure medication and I just started driving again last week but other than that things are finally starting to feel back to normal. This is also why they are telling me that I shouldn't have any more children. I don't mean to scare any of you but I do want everyone to know how serious eclampsia can be. Thanks for listening!

Angie
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replied September 1st, 2004
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Wow! I'm so glad that you are okay, and i'm sorry you had to go through all that!
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replied September 1st, 2004
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Wow angie! They thought I had that for many reasons and also my babys heart rate was real dippity so they induced me 3 weeks early and in the end I ended up having a c-section. I am so glad to know that u are okay. Keep praying. Its a good thing. How is rylee? I would love to see more pics. Im sure shes gotten so big. ~ erica.
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replied September 1st, 2004
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Rylee is doing wonderful! I know I need to post some pics. Nikki was just saying the same thing! Lol. I gotta remember where I put the camera first! I just had it the other day. Hmmm....
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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I am ash..Im new. Im glad your okay..Omg. That wouldve been so scary..!! Im really glad your fine.!
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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Hey
Ang,
i never realized how serious it was! Gosh! All your memory came back though right? I mean, you remember everything now don't you! Wow! Oh my! Verrrry scary!
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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I still don't really have any memory of thet night but the rest of my memory has slowly come back. It's weird b/c it's like everyday I remember a little more. There was a big portion that I lost though. The day I had rylee is still a little blurry but I do remember having her now.
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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Hey
Wow! That is very scary! I mean, but you remember your family and stuff. It's just like stuff before the "accident" that you forgot? Right?
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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I remember my family but when I see people that I may not have seen in a while it takes me a few minutes to recognize them and remember who they are.
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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Omg I never realized it was that serious! Like, I mean I knew it was serious btu I never knew they thought u werent gona make it thru the night! Thats so scary! Im glad u made it thru okay! So ur not having anymore children now??

Shauna
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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Hey
Wow! But you remembered your ehealth girls! Wow! I am like, shocked! I never knew all this about you! I knew you had eclampsia but not all that other stuff! I did't realize how bad it was~!
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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Yes, I remembered you guys! After a few days anyway. That's one reason I wanted to post my story b/c I don't think anyone realized how serious it was. Everytime I would talk to someone about not being able to drive or being on all this medication they always asked why. So I figured nobody really knew exactly what happened. There's actually more to the story but I thought that was long enough!
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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replied September 2nd, 2004
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Wow angie!! Well we were definitely praying for you when we heard what was going on! I'm so glad you were ok!
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