Posted Sept 5, 2006
My husband and I started trying to conceive
in 1999. After 6 months, we knew there was a problem
due to the lack of periods and my reoccurring cysts
I had had all my life. My doctor (OB/GYN) sent me to
a fertility specialist in January of 2001. First ultrasound
showed perfect PCOS
ovaries. All of my sugar levels were good and my weight
was good for PCOS sufferers. I went from Clomid (that
did nothing for me) to Follistim. We tried IUI
three times, having to sit out a month in between each
cycle due to hyperstimulation.
On September 9, 2001, we did IUI and got pregnant with
triplet boys!! I thought all of my prayers had been
answered. I was having a wonderful pregnancy. On February
1, 2002 I went for a normal checkup and discovered I
was in labor at 23 weeks.
I delivered Will first. 36 hours later he passed away
in our arms. I was on magnesium sulfate trying to sustain
the other 2 pregnancies. On February 4, they inserted
a central line into my chest because the magnesium sulfate
was so strong and they realized I had severe pulmonary
adema and had to rush me to ICU where I delivered my
other sons, Cal and Owen. Owen suffered brain bleeds
and collapsed lungs and ultimately died 3 days later.
Cal was our trooper and our saviour. God really did
answer my prayers and spared my one son. But I soon
realized that his time on earth was going to be short,
too. After an up and down battle, Cal fell victim to
his prematurity also. At 7- 1/2 months, I realized that
I had been praying for his survival for me and not for
him. I put his life in God's hands and told him if it
was his time to take him. Cal passed away 3 days later
with the doctors trying the same things they had always
My life changed dramatically. I came home, no more
living at the hospital and I was depressed. I was still
having no periods, but about 3 months after Cal died
I began to feel funny. I took a pregnancy test and boom
I was pregnant
with the child they told me I would never have naturally.
She was born healthy as a horse!!! She is now 3 years
old and we are trying to conceive again. I will attempt
IUI tomorrow and I have been on Clomid since January.
This time I am insulin resistant and I am on glucophage.
I am actually doing well and my spirits are high. All
of our children have changed our lives, so no matter
if I get pregnant or not, we have been blessed against
all odds. So never give up!!!