Author: Lala
•Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I will try to post more tomorrow, but here's a little for now.  I just got home from the hospital about 10 pm to get some rest.  

The babies were born this afternoon due to Lala's severe preeclampsia.  In the OR, the babies seemed to be in better shape than she was.  It has been taking some time for Lala to really stabilize (blood volume and pressure, electrolytes), but she's getting better.  Her kidneys are functioning, whereas they were not doing anything for a little while there, because the blood volume was low because fluid was leaking out into her tissues.  They needed to get the sodium up, the potassium down, and avoid pulmonary edema.  They're making progress.  For a while she was at risk of seizure.

They have kept her in the post-op recovery area for a while so they can monitor her closely, but they should give her a room tonight.  Her mom and I will be back in the morning.
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On July 7, 2010 at 11:17 PM , Ellen Sorenson said...

Thank you for the updates. You are all in our prayers. We want to see a family picture just as soon as you can all get into the same room at once! Mom

On July 8, 2010 at 7:21 AM , Rebecca Reid said...

We're trusting that Lala will recover, although that sounds quite scary. I'm so glad for modern medicine! I hope you get some good rest at night!

And no worries on pictures, names and such -- I think we understand that you're a bit worried and stressed out right now! Just take care of yourselves.

On July 8, 2010 at 11:03 AM , Mary Elizabeth Liberty said...

Thinking of you, and happy to have updates. Will keep your family in my prayers going forward!

On July 8, 2010 at 4:58 PM , Nancy Sabina said...

I'm praying for all of you. And checking back every 5 minutes, waiting to hear that Lala is doing better. I hope she gets out of the post op area soon - those beds are NOT comfy.