Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pregnancy and Kidney Failure...

Posted by Cecile at 12/15/2009 03:38:00 PM 0 comments
Seven years ago, when I got pregnant with our first baby, my OB-Gyne found out that I was spilling fair amount of protein in my urine and that was very alarming since it could be a sign of kidney failure. And so, she sent me to a specialist to watch me and the baby. Unfortunately, we lost our baby and that broke our hearts. Then, we got pregnant again the next year and luckily, we were blessed with a son who was born premature. He stayed at NICU for a month. Six months later, I started having terrible headache. That was when we decided to see our PCP. We've found out that my blood pressure was pretty high and I was retaining liquid in my body on top of spilling more protein. My Nephrologist decided to do a biopsy for once and sure enough, I had a FSGS, a rare kidney disease of which they don't have any idea what the causes was. My kidney started to fail rapidly that I had to go to dialysis. I was on dialysis for eight months. It was a sacrificed on my husband's part and a nightmare for me every time I go to dialysis 3 times a week. And I don't want to go back there again ever!

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