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I was 33 weeks pregnant when I was rushed to the emergency room for an emergency c-section. A rare heart condition (peripartum cardiomyopathy) had caused cardiac arrest. My heart condition worsened to the point of needing a heart transplant.
I was connected to ECMO life support to buy some time. Fortunately, a heart transplant wasn't needed and after 19 days of hospitalization I finally got to go home and meet my baby girl who was discharged on the same day.
It has been nearly a two year long recovery, but I am now nearly weened off all my heart medications and am grateful to have a second chance at life and I am beyond happy to have the opportunity to raise my daughter.
My goal by sharing this story is to inspire hope in others.
AHAASAKatie, February 24, 2020 11:28am EST
Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! Best Katie
Eve84, March 17, 2020 6:32pm EST
You're story is inspiring and amazing!
Thank you, for sharing!
I hope, today, you are well!
Blessings to you, your husband, and your beautiful baby girl!