KIMBERLY HARKNESS HG STORY!
KIMBERLY JUST HAD HER BABY GIRL AND OVER CAME HG. PLEASE KEEP HER IN YOUR PRAYERS.
Hi, My name is Kimberly Harkness. My HG story starts out with a couple who had been trying for a baby for almost 2 years. In early October 2010 after months and months of negative test I finally got a positive test. We were so very excited!! Due to trying so long I had got 10 negitive pregnancy test so I found out at 3 weeks I was pregnant. Everything was great then at 5 weeks I started getting nauseous a lot. Well I just thought hey this is morning sickness right? Somewhere between 5-6 weeks I started actually getting sick. At 6 weeks I was really sick. Was drinking ice water between vomiting. Went to the ER many many times. I stated to get very ill and nothing seem to help me. I was very ill. The nausea and vomiting just wouldn't stop. I was vomiting so much that my blood levels were so bad I was in danger of having a heart attack.
I had a nurse tell me to get over it and drink some ginger ale. I also had an ER doctor walk in the room and ask me what I wanted him to do about it? I was very upset and just went home after fluids and zofran shot. Around 7 weeks I stopped urinating almost completely. Well the ER yelled at me saying they needed a urine sample. I asked them how I could give them something that wasn't there? Well after a bag if fluid I was able to get a little urine out. Ketones were out the roof. Again another bag of fluids and zofran shot and I was sent on my way. Countless times of passing out and knowing I was dying I was finally 8 weeks. It was finally time for my first ob appointment. I had lost 22lbs from 5 weeks til 8 weeks. My doctor said baby looked healthy and on track but me not so much. Nurses were calling trying to get me a zofran pump and sent me home. Well I had to rush back to the ER that night which landed me at my doctors hospital an hour away. I stayed there for a week then went home on home health. I can not praise enough about my doctor and my home health nurses. They saved my life. But after many blown vein and still high ketones my nurse decides I needed a picc line. I got my first picc at 11 or 12 weeks. Ahhh finally some relief but still very sick. Couldn't eat anything. Couldn't drink anything. Couldn't even swallow my own saliva. I was sent home with my new picc after stopping at my home health care office and given a new pump with lots and lots of meds. My doctor and nurses did everything they could to keep my alive. Although I basically stayed in bed 24/7 besides going to the doctor. My husband had to help me shower, dress, brush my teeth and clean me up after vomiting. He was even my live in nurse! Suffering through HG was the hardest thing I ever had to do, I don't know how I made it. I always wanted a big family and suffering from HG changed that plan.
- Kimberly Jane Hardenss
HG is NOT MORNING SICKNESS, Stop trying to cracker me. My baby and I can die from HG, please try to understand I am sick and on death's door I need your support and understanding. An HG mother lives from minute to minute at times and each day is a struggle, except it or get out of my life
My HG lasted from 6 weeks till 39 weeks when I delivered my son by scheduled c-section. He was a perfectly healthy 6lbs 14oz 20 1/2 inches bouncing baby boy. I was so happy but still struck by what HG had done to me. He is almost 3 and HG still strikes fear in me. I lost about 40lbs during my pregnancy and still to this day weigh less then I did when I got pregnant. Thanks for reading my story. HG isn't normal no matter how many doctors tell you it is! Seek treatment and don't stop until you find it!
I am actually pregnant again and very sick this time around. I have a PICC line, IV fluids around the clock, a Zofran pump, I am on TPN ( Total Parenteral Nutrition) I am very sick and having a toddler to take care this time around with having HG has been hard. I am so fatigue and just want to be in a sleep coma, Each day is a challenge trying to survive daily. I am on home health care and counting the days to April 2016. It's very hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter what I just want this nightmare to be over. Its not fair I can't enjoy being pregnant and hate it with a passion. After my baby is born I am not having anymore children, I just can't do HG again. Its killing me. The days blend together and it so hard to care for my son. I ask god to give me the strength to make it these to 39 weeks. I know I have along road ahead of me. I just want to give up but I manage to fight each day. Thank you for reading my story. You can read a more detailed version in HG before,during and the aftermath.
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