Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Prayer Request

Preeclampsia sucks!
My cousin, Kerry was admitted to the hospital at 22 weeks 2 days ago for high blood pressure. She said what made her call her doctor was thinking about our story. She was having some swelling in her ankles and heartburn previously in the week (like I did). As soon as her doctor heard what our family just experienced, he had her come in right away.

She has been going through a slew of tests and is on hospital bed rest for the time being. I think she has one little angel watching over them. She is in the best place with some of the best specialists (something I lacked) so I have high hopes for her and their baby girl.

We all know what a nasty disease Preeclampsia and it's nasty sister HELLP can be so please think of her. I know she has been through a lot in the past 2 days because it's scary as hell and it's emotionally draining. When my Mom told me about this I just wanted to cry for her because I know so well all those feelings.

We're praying for you Kerry!! Hang in there and know that being in the hospital is one of the best places for you right now, your being watched like a hawk and that is a GOOD thing.

15 comments:

Saffy said...

PE and 'her sister' are scary enough at the best of times, but especially in your family I'm sure. Sending Kerry 'PE go away' vibes and big hugs. Thank goodness she's in a good hospital huh? If it is PE I sincerely hope that they can hold her and baby girl, safe and sound, for as long as they can.

belle said...

praying, praying, praying!

jamie said...

Thinking of her. I hope things can stabilize for a while. Keep us posted as you can.

Lisette said...

Praying for her and the baby. I hope all goes well.

*Laura Angel said...

Goosebumps....I am thinking of your cousin!

Kimberly said...

Kerry and her baby girl will definitely be in my prayers.

Maggie said...

Thinking of her lots!!! I hope everything goes well. I'm glad she's in good hands!

Just Breathe said...

I will pray along with you for your cousin Kerry.

cmatsukes said...

Oh that is awful I will be praying for her maybe they caught it soon enough so hope it all goes well for her. Saw it on Facebook but Janet has not updated thanks Ashley for the update.

Lauren said...

Praying!!

Mary said...

Hoping and praying bedrest and medication can keep it down until that baby gets "done." Let me know if I can do anything, or answer any questions (I am an L & D nurse, you knew that, didn't you?)

Christinie said...

I am praying for them all!

Katie said...

Lots of prayers for her, and your whole family!

kentucky said...

Hi Ashley,
I've read your blog for quite a while--ever since Janet's sister, Robin told me about it. Robin and I have been friends for over 30 years. I prayed for Nolan to live and cried when he went to heaven. Now I'm praying for another little one in your family. I'm sure there is one beautiful little angel in Heaven right now, maybe tugging on God's hand and asking him to let him be her special guardian angel who will protect her from anything that dares to harm her.

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