My Son Saved My Life

by Kristi
(Austin, Texas )

I had to be induced a week early due to gestational diabetes.

I began having contractions at 2 AM because of the pectoin. By 9 AM, my contractions were so intense that the DR allowed me to have an epidural. The pain subsided. At noon, I began pushing and pushed for 4 hours, until the DR realized that my son was turned sideways and was losing oxygen. So DR made me lay on my stomach (it hurt)to try and get my son to move. But he would not, he is stubborn just like me.

DR said you are going to need an emergency c-section. I said OK. What else could I say? I get wheeled in at 501 PM and my son was delivered at 532 PM--The greatest moment when I heard his cry. He was 7 lbs 11.5 ozs, 21 inches long.
The nurses said "It looks like he had been staking steriods in the womb because he is so built."

I kissed my sons nose, so warm, and he had to be taken to NICU because he was a meconumim baby and swallowed some and he had low blood sugars. DR noticed that my cervix had erupted and needed blood tranfusions and cervical surgery. I FINALLY got to hold my son at 930 PM.

I am thankful for him everyday. He saved my life,if he would have turned like the DR wanted him, I probably would have bled out and died! He is my world and will know someday (he's only 2) that he saved me in so many ways.



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