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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55297

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Wasn't trying but things happen lol now I'm dreading telling my dr he told me if I got pregnant again he won't be my dr. It sucks because he's the only one in my area who knows how to treat my case, I've tried them all. I'm still on nplate and need to switch to ivig and I have so much anxiety about telling him any encouragement would help thank you!

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55301

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Good luck!

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55303

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Ha! I saw the headline and knew it was you! Congratulations, Keli but I hope you know I'll be holding my breath for the next eight months!

I hope your Dr. keeps you but if he doesn't, there are other fish in the sea. They have to sometimes earn gray hair along with the money, that's the job! You are a challenge but you did it once, they can get you through it again.

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55304

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Congratulations Kellie!!!

Hopefully your Dr. will see that you need him/her and help you along the way.

I am so excited for you!

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55305

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Thank you!!! I just told him and he took it ok I guess we have a love hate relationship he said he won't leave me hanging and we can get through it again, I'm so nervous but I got a beautiful little boy last time just hoping we both end up healthy and Happy! This will be the last baby for me! Ivig starts Thursday and I have to get a port put back in Friday! Holding my breath to Sandi lol always look forward to your replies your awesome

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55306

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Trust me sometimes his responses are outta this world and I've been tempted to walk out but he's the best as far as managing my care, I trust him he got me through my first pregnancy when others wouldn't even see me, my case of Itp is a hard one

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55307

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We will be following this thread so don't forget to keep us updated!

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55308

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Kelirae24 wrote: Thank you!!! This will be the last baby for me!


Good because your Dr and I can't take any more! Seriously, Keli, I am so happy for you but after this, don't push it, ok?

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55310

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Yes I know lol my dream was two so if I could have two I will be so happy not that my one is not the best thing to walk the earth to me lol

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 7 months ago #55312

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Congratulations and best wishes for an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy mom and baby!

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 6 months ago #55428

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Congratulations, Keli! Hope you have an uneventful pregnancy and a safe delivery for both of you.

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 1 week ago #58434

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Well guys after a long and trying pregnancy I am being induced next week because they don't want to play chicken with my platelets any longer as they put it. I've had a blood infection due to a picc line getting infected where my platelets hit 2, I got another infection from a picc line that thankfully didn't hit the blood with a count of 3. I've hit 92 and 84 once each which was exciting because At least I know I can still do it with ivig. This will be my last baby for sure it's too risky and I need to be here for my angels. I feel so lucky to even have the privilege to be a mother with how bad my itp has been for years. Wish me luck and ps it's another boy I just love boys their awesome!

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 1 week ago #58437

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Good luck - best wishes for a safe delivery and healthy mom and baby! And yes boys are great!

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 1 week ago #58440

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Kelirae24 wrote: Well guys after a long and trying pregnancy I am being induced next week because they don't want to play chicken with my platelets any longer as they put it. I've had a blood infection due to a picc line getting infected where my platelets hit 2, I got another infection from a picc line that thankfully didn't hit the blood with a count of 3. I've hit 92 and 84 once each which was exciting because At least I know I can still do it with ivig. This will be my last baby for sure it's too risky and I need to be here for my angels. I feel so lucky to even have the privilege to be a mother with how bad my itp has been for years. Wish me luck and ps it's another boy I just love boys their awesome!


So exciting!! I'm very happy to hear that you are doing relatively well and having another boy. (I've got three of them and have to agree that they are great). Congratulations on making it through the pregnancy. I still remember the constant struggle of dealing with ever decreasing counts (my third trimesters were always horrible); it's great that IVIg still gets you into a safe range and (hopefully) through the delivery.

Update us with some pictures of the little one after it's all said and done. Good luck!

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 1 week ago #58443

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Good luck, Keli! Keep us posted!

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 1 week ago #58446

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Keli, my thoughts and prayers are for a safe delivery and a happy healthy baby boy and mommy!!!!!
Congratulations for making it this far !
CindyAnn

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I'm pregnant again 2 years 1 week ago #58453

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Good luck and have a safe delivery!

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I'm pregnant again he's here 2 years 4 days ago #58544

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After a 24 hour labor no epidural because of a hematologist that wouldn't give me a second dose of ivig So I went from 88 to 64 so I had to give birth unmedicated which is easily the hardest most painful thing I've ever done followed by a hemmorage were I lost a lot of blood but thanks to these wonderful ob drs who had all meds on deck they stopped it. platelets haven't gone below 55 since and we should get to go home tomorrow he is beautiful healthy and his platelets are normal. I feel extremely lucky that I got to have my two boys after years of drs telling me my body couldn't do it because of my platelets while I won't be pushing it again I couldn't be happier right now and my husband will be getting a vasectomy lol

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I'm pregnant again he's here 2 years 3 days ago #58546

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Congrats, Kelirae! What's his name?

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I'm pregnant again he's here 2 years 3 days ago #58547

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Congratulations Kelirae x

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I'm pregnant again he's here 2 years 3 days ago #58548

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We named him Braxden Beau site won't let me post a pic I'll try from the computer when I get home.

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I'm pregnant again he's here 2 years 3 days ago #58550

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Keli! Congratulations! I'm so glad that everything went well (meaning, you're both okay). We're all having problems posting pics. Our computer guy is looking into it.

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I'm pregnant again he's here 2 years 3 days ago #58551

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Kelirae24 wrote: After a 24 hour labor no epidural because of a hematologist that wouldn't give me a second dose of ivig So I went from 88 to 64 so I had to give birth unmedicated which is easily the hardest most painful thing I've ever done followed by a hemmorage were I lost a lot of blood but thanks to these wonderful ob drs who had all meds on deck they stopped it. platelets haven't gone below 55 since and we should get to go home tomorrow he is beautiful healthy and his platelets are normal. I feel extremely lucky that I got to have my two boys after years of drs telling me my body couldn't do it because of my platelets while I won't be pushing it again I couldn't be happier right now and my husband will be getting a vasectomy lol


Congratulations Kelirae! Wonderful news and welcome to little Braxden Beau! We will keep an eye out for a picture. I ended up having all three of my boys all natural so that we didn't have to mess with trying to get my counts up high enough for an epidural. I can't really compare, since I did them all that way, but I think the recovery is AWESOME. You've already done the hard work and felt every minute of it, so it's all endorphins as you recover and feel that rush of having done something so great. I was up and walking around almost right away (thankfully, because my ITP sent all of my babies to the NICU because they got my antibodies). Exciting that your baby managed to avoid NICU jail! Congratulations again :)

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I'm pregnant again he's here 2 years 3 days ago #58554

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I had two babies naturally (without any drug) and one baby with drugs. I can honestly say that the two without drugs was MUCH better. I had my first baby with drugs because I had an old-fashioned doctor who wouldn't allow it any other way. I was young (20) and didn't know any better. Recovery with drugs was so much longer.....

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