"They ran the test again she said, 'It's definitely positive. We're going to do an ultrasound,'" Stover said.
Being pregnant and having a baby is a joyful nine months for new parents. But this couple in Nebraska just had 48 hours to accept the news and deliver a baby. Peyton Stover, a 23-year-old, from Omaha, was experiencing fatigue. She thought that it might be because of job stress. "I'm a first-year teacher," Stover told KETV. "I just thought it was normal to be tired all the time," she said. Then her feet started swelling so her mother asked her to meet a doctor. Stover was shocked at the news. "They ran the test again she said, 'It's definitely positive. We're going to do an ultrasound,'" Stover said. "She looked right at the screen and said, 'You're definitely pregnant,'" she narrated the incident. Soon her family and boyfriend Travis Koesters reached the hospital.
She had complications. "My kidneys weren't performing up to what they should. My liver wasn't working properly," Stover said. She had preeclampsia. It is a serious medical condition that can occur about midway through pregnancy (after 20 weeks). People with preeclampsia experience high blood pressure, protein in their urine, swelling, headaches, and blurred vision, according to Clevelandland Clinic.
Koesters said that the doctors told Stover to get admitted and that night she had the baby. "They're like you're having a baby in 15 minutes," Stover said. She had the baby through an emergency cesarean. The child was named Kash. He was born 10 weeks early and weighed four pounds. "I had severely high blood pressure which is very scary," Stover said. "If I wouldn't have come in when I did I probably wouldn't have made it through the weekend." The mother stayed at the Methodist Women's Hospital for a week. Kash was a couple of floors down from Stover. "We were coming down, looking at him, making sure he was good, and then going back up," Koesters said.
Both had plans to have kids in the future but didn't know that it would happen overnight. "Now that I've actually held him, fed him, and things like that it's real. He's actually mine," said Koesters. Stover was never fond of going to the hospitals, she said she has learned her lesson. "I don't really like going to the doctor. I try to let things resolve on their own and now I've learned you can't necessarily do that," said Stover. The new parents said that Kash is gaining weight and doing well but they are not sure when they can bring him home.
Surprisingly, both Kash and Stover have their birthdays on the same day.
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