Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Part One Continues...What I Didn't Know

My last post is my recollection of the day the twins were born and of what was happening to me. Here's what else happened that day. (Even today, I still had to ask H to tell me when things happened to me.)

When they started the C-section I was in complete renal failure. My liver stopped functioning. My bowels shut down. The day of the birth was the worst day for me as far as complications.

With my liver not functioning, I began to become very jaundiced, and every part of my body and abdomen began to swell with fluid that could not be processed. The swelling over the next few days became extreme. Fluid seeped from my arm at one point. I started the pregnancy 120 pounds. The day of delivery, I had been 172 pounds. Over the course of the next few days after delivery, I swelled to 198 pounds. I took on thirty pounds of fluid, likely more considering the immediate weight I lost with the removal of the twins.

8 comments:

Motel Manager said...

Wow...so frightening!

Sunny said...

WOW!

luolin said...

This is one of those stories that is scary, even though I am reading it after I know you managed to recover.

I am doubly impressed that you are writing posts while taking care of twins.

Anonymous said...

My Gosh Emmie - What is there to say aside from thank the good Lord you're still with us. The world is a better place with you in it. The fact you pulled out of what you experienced and continue to heal is a testament to your strength, both inner and outer. Your boys, husband, family; they all need you. I wish you continued healing and faith as you take on the biggest job of all, motherhood. Take care, ~Lisa

Jessica said...

Oh my God...it is a miracle you are alive...I cannot believe all you went through (and am still waiting to hear more)...amazing! You poor thing...so glad to hear that your baby boys are doing well though. What a scare!!!

PS I have read your blog since the beginning of time... :) A lurker...yes...

Carla said...

We were so worried about you! So glad you are home with the babies now. Post pics soon!
Carla

Meg said...

Holy shit, Emmie. That is so terifying. I am so so glad to hear you are ok. And the boys, of course.

Much love.

Eva said...

This all sounds so scary. I am so glad that you, and the babes, are all doing better. what an ordeal.