Posted by Elaine (188.8.131.52) on May 08, 2001 at 00:59:27:
From Friday to tonight has been long and hard. Deveny did good. Yesterday she was tired today her blood pressure shot up. She started sweling and then having bad chest pains. I watched in fear, wanting a grand baby but wanting my baby to be OK to. They told me Deveny was getting worst and a C-section was coming. That Deveny would be a wake durning it and I could be with her. They promised me I would not see my daughter opened up.
Time came they took her and gave her a spinal something or other, they dressed me in my little out fit mask and bootys and all. I walk in a room see my daughter starped to a table. They have a blue sheet where I can not see the operation. I sit and talk to Deveny about names. It was five till 10 pm. At 6 minutes after Ten the nurse tuches my arms for me to stand I did she said look Grandma. I looked and there I saw my grandbabys head sticking out of my daughters bellie. He was blue and I watched as they pulled him all the way out. I watched as they cleaned him. I will never forget the mixed feeling I had watching Him being born. Seeing my child laying there cut open and seeing a new life come into this world. He finally cried and that made Deveny happy but he only cried for a minute or two. They cleaned him up I stayed right there with Deveny. The nurse said Grandma you can go see the baby . Deveny said Mom please stay with me. I said baby I am right here. She said Mom I am so tired. I said hon close your eyes. She said I am numb from the neck down I am afraid to I am afraid I will be numb all over if I do. People I am going to tell ya, it was hard for me not to cry. Here is some good advice don't cry with a mask on like I had LOL!
I did not cry. They finally brought the baby to Deveny so she could see him. Oh how she smiled, when she saw him. They took the baby to holding Deveny told me to go with him. I did. He never cried till they took his blood. He did get POed a little. But he soon was ok.
I went back to check on Deveny she had the shakes and some of the feeling was coming back. I knew I was close to breaking. Devenys Best friend Jennifer said Mom go home I will take care of Deveny. Deveny said she was ok. I kissed her and told her I would see her first thing tomorrow. I went one last time to check on the baby and he was fine. I am home now. I think I cried all the way home. They tell me so far Deveny is fine but you know me I am still worried. I love them both. I don't want to ever go through this again.
Thanks everyone that has posted and sent email. Deveny and I pluged my lap top in this morning and she sure enjoyed the post here and on HSG! Thanks guys for being here for us all. I could not bring myself to take pictures in the operating room. I promise pictures tomorrow. Keep praying and thinking of Deveny she is not out of the woods just yet.
Hugs to you all!
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