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Kellie's Story
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 done.

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!!!


 

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