"My cousin Kristen Pridgen is in ICU in Nashville. Yesterday morning, she went in to be induced to give birth to her second daughter (her first is Sarah Grayson who was one of my flower girls and is now 10). They went in happy and excited to meet their new addition and we couldn't wait to get word that she was here and all was well.
Kristen gave birth to Jacquelyn Regan Pridgen this morning at 1:00 am Central time. She was 6 lbs, 4 oz and 18" long and I hear she's a precious doll-baby (no surprise, Ricky and Kristen are gorgeous parents). Kristen immediately began feeling bad and they had to do an emergency hysterectomy. She's currently still in a medically induced coma and they are leaving her open through the night to make sure she has stopped bleeding. They will suture her tomorrow if it has stopped entirely.
You never, ever think that something like this is going to happen to you when you go in for one of the happiest days of your life. The doctor told my family that had she asked him to save her reproductive system that he might not have been able to save her life. He said that too often, moms tell the doctors to do what they have to so that they can have more children in the future and that by the time they realize there is nothing they can do to save the uterus, it is too late to save the patient. So praise God that she was able to tell him to do what he deemed necessary.
Please pray for the bleeding to stop, for Ricky and Sarah Grayson (her 10 year old) to rest tonight, that Kristen will be okay when they bring her out of sedation, that Baby Reagan will continue to remain healthy and strong and they they all have a peace that surpasses all understanding during this trying time. I will keep you posted."
Thanks for you prayers!!!!