Thursday, January 3, 2008

I Don't Like Hospitals

I am back in the hospital. I thought I was having another anxiety attack—just like after I had Doug, but I wasn’t feeling upset or sad. I called the doctor on Tuesday and was advised to go to the ER just to be safe. Turns out I wasn’t having a panic attack but something called post-partum cardio myopathy. I guess sometimes after surgery, the heart swells causing fluid to build around the lungs—giving a sensation of drowning. Very scary.

So, I have been in the hospital for the last few days. The doctors have been flushing my system, loading my up on drugs, and running tests. I am so blessed to have my mom and sister in town helping out. Ryan, as usual, has been my knight in shining armor. He is my everything.

We don’t know how serious my case is yet, but I wanted to ask you to keep my dear husband, children and myself in your prayers. I’ll keep you updated as we figure this out.

3 comments:

The Evans Family said...

I love you guys! I am so sorry that you have had to go through this! You will be in our prayers. If there is anything else that we can do, please let us know. Baby Kiana is so beautiful! I went to the doc today and she said that unless I have a night of lots of contractions, she thinks that I will easily go another week. Blah! Having babies is crazy business! You guys are awesome and so strong! We love you!

Brandon and Diana Bronson Family Blog said...

Oh Bethany you poor thing! You and your cute family will definitely be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Have you been to the peripartum cardiomyopathy supoort site? You are not alone. http://www.amothersheart.org/members/index.php
Best wishes,
Anne (a fellow PPCMer)