So, our vacation is now postponed two days after one of the scariest events of my life.
Eric last edited by
@eric Glad she's okay. How was her blood pressure? My wife had an eclamptic seizure 7 months into pregnancy. She was complaining about headaches and dizziness for almost a week. Even though she couldn't keep food down, she was ballooning up. She called the doctor but they said nothing seemed out of normal. On a Sunday morning, she is really complaining about being dizzy so I told her we're going to the hospital. We go to the pregnancy unit at the hospital and they take my wife away to a room for test. I'm hanging outside the room while all of a sudden I hear "Code Gray, Code Gray!" I'm looking around to see where the problem is and all of the nurses are running towards me and go into my wife's room. I'm now conflicted because I want to go see what is happening but I also know I'm going to get in away. Finally a doctor gets me and explains that my wife just had a seizure and she's coming out of it. I go into the room and they have an emergency IV in her arm, her shirt was cut open, and she had blood coming out of her mouth. She's coming out of the black out and grabbing the oxygen on her face and is wondering what the hell is going on. I told her she had a seizure and that she must have bit her tongue when it happened. The doctors said that her top number of her blood pressure was over 180 and that they need to do an emergency c-section. But the hospital doesn't have a NICU and they have to move her to another hospital. Of course the ambulance they send isn't big enough for passengers and I have to drive there. The point where I broke down was when, I'm driving to pickup my dad and the ambulance carrying my wife is behind me and I pull over. Everything after that went to plan and we were the parents of a beautiful 3.5 lb baby boy. That was the next adventure but 11 years later, both wife and son are doing great.
That has to be scary.
Can relate to this slightly because we had a surprise during my son’s birth that resulted in a semi-emergency C-section. My son’s heart rate went super low and someone hit a button and the room just had a huge bunch of people burst in all at once and they were trying everything to get him going again, moving her into a bunch of positions. He finally returns to normal when my wife was up on her hands and knees moments before they were going to roll her out (they rushed some paperwork in for us to sign). When he returned to normal it gave us breathing room, so we got her into the first scheduled one we could because he wasn’t dealing with labor. That was scary as well, but nothing like this; at least it was in a hospital.
I’m glad they’re both doing great.
WhoIsTheLeader last edited by
It hit her hard.
It might be concerning if it didn't. Being confronted with the fact that you might not even realize what hit you before it is too later is scary indeed.
pip bip last edited by
@eric jeez that's scary, fingers crossed for her.
@eric That is terrifying! Good to hear things are stable and you are back home now though.
drVanTraveler last edited by
@eric Good luck on your wife's recovery.
I hope they get it figured out soon.
StreetsofPerth last edited by
@eric That's a hell of a fright! I'm glad she's doing okay and I hope you get to the bottom of it.
DipodomysDeserti last edited by
@eric Scary stuff. My uncle has epilepsy and grand mal seizures are terrifying. A friend in middle school randomly had one one day. Took two more seizures before his docs figured out he had undiagnosed diabetes. Hopefully they figure out what’s going on quickly.
Jawzx2 last edited by
@eric yikes! That is some scary shit... I hope it turns out to be a fluke, or something manageable. Best to you and your family, try to relax (hah!) and take it easy after that.