Raegan and Raine?s Birth Story
I was admitted to the hospital on February 14, 2012 for preterm labor. I had good and bad days while being stuck in the hospital. Some bad days were due to missing my other kids others was because I was contracting and having reactions to the magnesium sulfate. Well on March 13, 2012 I woke up vomiting the nurses gave me Zofran via IV and that did not work so they gave me Phenergan in which it took 6 vomiting sessions later to finally work. By then I was exhausted and just wanted to sleep, however due to the vomiting I had to have blood work done, ultrasounds and I was taken off the magnesium. This led to some intense contractions so I was given Demerol as a pain reliever. I was already drowsy due to the Phenergan and the pain medicine made it worst.
Then the doctor came in and advised that I will need a blood transfusion immediately and that he would check on me the next day. I received the transfusion that evening needless to say I was out of it still. I was final able to get some rest around 10:00 pm until 2:00 am in which I was awaken with intense contractions again. I informed the nurse and the doctor advised her to put me back on magnesium with that helped by around 6:00 am I began to feel nauseated again. My doctor came in around 9:30 am to check my cervix and I could tell by the look on his face it wasn?t good. His exact words were ?we are going to do this today? I had dilated to 5cm and was tearing through my cerclauge.
From the moment he walked out the room nurses were in and out getting blood work prepping me for a C-section. I had to have everyone rush up to the hospital. The funny part was that whoever made it to the hospital first could come back with me since I didn?t have time to wait on a specific person. Since this was my first C-section I was very nervous and the doctor had to give me some medicine for anxiety and because my blood pressure was creeping up. Once I was given the spinal and they realized I was numb (I couldn?t even feel pressure) they began cutting and at 10:55 am Raegan Kayleigh was born weighing 3lbs 15ozs and at 10:56 am Raine Kyleigh was born weighing in at 4lbs 10ozs. They were both taken to the NICU in which Raegan was placed in an isolate and Raine was given a ventilator.
They had some ups and downs majority of the days in the NICU was good. I was able to do Kangaroo care and about two weeks later was able to start bottle feeding then breastfeeding.