Loretta & Tommy Bradler

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Surgery Date Oct 12, 2002
Tube length  L R
Pregnancy 1 It's a Boy!
Jan 26, 2004
Pregnancy 2 edd 2005





Our TR baby (Tommy) is now 9 months old and guess what, PREGNANT AGAIN!!!!  I have had 3 sets of Beta's and they are where they are supposed to be.  I go back to have another on Wed. and Ultrasound next Monday.  So please keep us in your prayers.. I know GOD is great. This was a shock to us. We didn't plan this we were waiting to see if we wanted any more children and were going to discuss this in the spring. LOL I guess we won't be discussing it in the spring.. This was the Lords will. He knows better then us. After the shock wore off hubby and I realized we are truly blessed...

Welcome Tommy Jr.

born on Jan. 26 2004   GOD IS SO GREAT

October 2002

We arrived in Pharr TX at our hotel about 10:30 pm Thursday. Friday morning (It was our Anniversary!!) we went to have breakfast and check out the hospital. BTW the directions to the hospital were perfect we didn't have any problems getting there. When we walked into the hospital there was a man at the front desk and I told him Dr. Perez and he walked us back to the nurses which didn't speak English. I just told them Dr. Perez, TR, and Levi. In about 2 mins. the phone rang and the nurse handed me the phone, it was Levi. He asked me if we were staying the night at the hospital and I told him no we would be back in the morning at 7 am and he said not to eat or drink anything after 10 pm.

The next morning we got up and headed for the hospital again. Since it was so early in the morning there was hardly any traffic on the bridge. BTW stay in the far left lane when you cross the bridge. The far left lane is for cars, and when your getting off the bridge and going thru the booth if you get the red light it means to pull over for inspection. We didn't know this at that time and kept on going. No one ever came after us. Thank God.

Anyways we made it to the hospital at about 6:30 am the nurse took us right to our room and put in my IV and before I knew it Levi was in my room getting me ready for surgery. He brought in a wheel chair and put these green booties on me and a hair net and we were off to the OR room. I remember feeling really excited and scared at the same time. I met the anesthesiologist Dr. Moreno, and I was teasing Levi asking him where his little booties were. I waited for a couple of mins while they were finishing prepping themselves. Then I walked over to the OR table got up on the table. Dr. M was feeling my spine I told Levi that I was scared and didn't want to feel the epidural. He reassured me that I wouldn't feel it and put something in my IV and I was out. I never felt the epidural or the cath being put in. I woke up a couple of times. The first time I woke up I asked where my husband was my Dh came over and started talking to me. The second time I woke up Dr P was stitching me up.

I woke up as they were transferring me into bed. I asked Levi how long my tube lengths were and he told me my right side was the worst a lot of reconstruction they had to make a new hole into my uterus, remove a small cyst 2-3 cm, and I had 5 cm and on my left side I had 7 cm. Praise God I was very happy. Later that night I went thru a coughing spell. used the whole tube of pain medicine, and asked for more. Levi came in to check on me and brought me in another tube of pain medicine. I used that all up by morning. The next morning was the worst for pain after Levi took out the IV, Tube, and Cath. I had a hard time getting out of bed, the pain was so bad I had to get back into bed. About 1/2 hour later I met another American lady. She had her surgery AFTER me on Sat. and was already up and moving around. Boy did I feel like a baby then! She came into my room and introduced herself. She told me she was from the Chat group. She gave me her small pillow to use to get out of bed and then coaxed me out of the bed. THANK YOU C!!! If it wasn't for you I would still be there in bed.

Well I finally made it out of bed and we went for a walk and went outside for a while. They have a couple of benches outside the hospital. So we sat on the benches and talked and talked and talked. For over an hour. We waited with her until her cab driver came and then they were off and so were we.  I never did personally get to meet Dr Perez, which was a disappointment. But Levi took great care of us!!!! We left the hospital and got stopped at the border again. It was fast and easy.

I would do this again in a heart beat. Levi is a God send!! The price was awesome!! And the way Dr. P could fix my right side and still be able to have 5 cm was incredible. Praise the Lord!!!

Loretta Bradler