May 8, 2009

Sad news

After suffering extremely painful abdominal cramps and mid-cycle spotting for several days, I went to the ER Wednesday evening and wound up being transferred to a larger hospital and having laproscopic surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. The baby had tried to attach in my left fallopian tube and had caused it to rupture, filling my abdomen with almost a liter of blood and clots. I was only a few weeks along, I didn't even know that I was pregnant. The doctor tried cauterizing the rupture fallopian tube 5 times to preserve the fertility of that ovary, but it wouldn't stop bleeding so she had to remove the ruptured part and sew that tub shut (so I've lost fertility in that ovary). I'm thankful my husband made me go to the ER (I tend to blow off my own illnesses and put off going for help) and that I'm okay. But sad for the loss of our baby. I'm asking St. Gerard to pray for me and the baby. Prayers from you are appreciated, too!


I'm sore from the surgery, though not nearly as sore as I was when my abdomen was full of blood. Tired too, but my husband was able to take the rest of the week off to help me (of course he's check will be 12 hours short next week [he only had 12 hours of vacation time, but is missing 24 hours of work] so money will be even tighter than usual, but we'll manage).



6 comments:

SAHMinIL said...

I'm so sorry. praying.

Elizabeth said...

So sorry. I am glad that you were able to be helped...
We miscarried earlier this year (my second) and it is a devastating loss that others do not tend to understand.
God Bless and keep you all.
Pax Christi, E

Lucy said...

Oh, you poor love. I am so sorry. And glad you were able to get the help you needed. We will pray for you and for your little one, now safe with Jesus. It seems so sad that you didn't know he or she was there until he was gone.

allyouwhohope said...

Oh, Katie! I'm so sorry! You all will be in my prayers. Thanks be to God that you are okay.. I know that can be so dangerous. I hope you are able to rest and recover, physically and emotionally.

Molytail said...

You won't know me from a hole in the ground - I came roaming over here from The Homeschool Classroom - but I'm so sorry this happened. I'm glad your husband made you go to the ER, I know how it is with us Moms sometimes, shoving off our *own* concerns, pain, etc. Very very sorry for your loss. (That sounds so cliched. It truly is heartfelt though)

Anne Marie said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss Katie, but joyful that we all have another little intercessor praying for us with Our Lady.

Mother's Day blessings to you.