February 24, 2021

PPROM Survivor: Jonathan

@ Valour Foundation

"I almost given up on my journey. Here is a little bit of what happened to me. On January 7th I went in for my 19/20 week sonogram. Baby was breech and he had his spine up so we couldn't tell boy or girl. My sonogram tech told me theirs a problem. I flat out said this baby better have fluid. The Dr comes in and tells me I have 0 measurable fluid. She sent me to triage where they ran 30 tests and then admitted me. They said within a few days I would Deliver my baby. I cried for 3days straight. I asked my self why would god do this to me. What did I do to deserve this pain. I proved all Drs wrong. On January 28th I was admitted to hospital till my baby was born. That's 3 months of missing out on my other children's accomplishments, school functions, watching my 20 month old grow. On march 23rd i woke up to bright red period type bleeding with contractions 5 minutes apart. They stopped for about an hour. I was only able to eat breakfast only because I had to do my insulin shot for me to even eat. Dr told me i cant eat but my nurse and I just said I just took my insulin, I don't have a choice. Later that night they moved me from the room I was in to another room on l&d. I had contractions until 9am on sunday. Sunday and Monday I was stable they took me back to my original room. Tuesday morning at 2am i woke up just feeling funny. Then I was up every hour on the hour. Finally 4am comes I call my nurse and I tell her I'm having contractions i need my dr. My Dr comes we do a visual speck I was visually a 1. An hour later she comes back and asks me if the pain went away I said no so she dose a finger exam and low and behold i am a 3. So they rush me back to l& d and 11 am comes I get my epidural. Once i got to a 9 they rush me in the operating room, only because it has brighter lights and more room for the NICU team. I hardly made it into the sturps and I was crowned at 442pm weighing 4.2 lbs my baby Jonathan angel was born at 32 weeks. Ladies remember never give up hope!!!Where theirs a heartbeat theirs hope 💙 I almost lost my baby but you know what he's a fighter. Keep fighting the odds 💙 I didn't realize that. I fought for him and now he's fighting for me. This picture was on wednesday the 27th of march and the other is from april 6th"- Ashley Cardoza

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PPROM & BV Awareness

The Valour Foundation was created to bring awareness to about PPROM and its connection with BV. It offers support and hope to parents dealing with PPROM, because every baby matters, every trimester.
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