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Yalon Elise Isaac, My Angel
In August 2015, I became a mother when I found out that I was pregnant. I was so happy and could not wait to hold my daughter in my arms. The first week of October, everything looked fine, but my doctor wanted me to see a maternal fetal medicine doctor as she was concerned about the growth of my baby. The end of the second week, my migraines, which were normal were back. I went to my appointment and the doctor noticed my blood pressure was high, but I didn’t have a migraine. The doctor called me about a half hour later and asked me to come back for a urine test. On October 23, 2015, my sunny days became a storm. I went to the doctor office and my blood pressure was 100/170 and there were traces of protein in my urine. The doctor told me I had preeclampsia and sent me to labor and delivery. More tests were run as the doctors wanted to determine if I had chronic high blood pressure or preeclampsia. My faith was strong although I was silently crying. I prayed, sang and spoke to my daughter. We needed her to know that we loved her and wanted her to come home with us. On October 28, 2015 and October 29, 2015, it was concluded that I had severe preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome and our lives were in danger. I prayed more and remained calm for my daughter. On November 1, 2015, at 20 weeks and 5 days, I gave birth to our sleeping angel, Yalon Elise Isaac. I still remember how beautiful her eyes were and how still her body felt. I was numb and traumatized. This hurt me deeply. I almost died. Yet, a big part of me died as we suffered the loss of Yalon. I lived in the dark for a few years before realizing that I needed to live for Yalon as she gave her life for mine while I was trying to give my life for her life. I want to help mothers and fathers who endure this unhappy storm. Therefore, I volunteer with the Preeclampsia Foundation and hope to bring awareness.