Blogging to you here from Huntington Hospital, PH (Perinatal High Risk) 9.
I’m not very surprised to be here. My blood pressure has been high all week and every time I sit up my head pounds, my ears throb, my vision blurs a bit and I get really hot. So when I went for my regularly scheduled appointment yesterday and my BP was 160/100, I didn’t blink an eye when the dr. told me he was admitting me. What did surprise me was that he said it was a possibility that I’d have a c-section that night. Yikes.
We went right away to L&D triage where it was a packed house. Of course, I got the crazy nurse who talked a mile a minute, knew everything, yet somehow managed to keep getting everything wrong. Eventually, I got my blood drawn. the babies were hooked up to the fetal monitor and attempts to set me up with an IV failed. Once the anesthesiologist set me up with the IV, they started me on magnesium sulfate drip which was totally miserable–it burned and ached going in, made me very hot and nauseous. But then we got good news…
My bloodwork numbers were only borderline pre-eclampsia so the babies can stay baking in the oven for now!! My dr. still admitted me, though, because he thinks my numbers will only get worse. So far my BP has been down since I got here but every time I sit up I can feel it shooting right back up. I am getting the steroid shots just in case I have to deliver soon. However, I’m probably in here for the long haul but there is a chance he’ll send me home on Monday, but on super strict bedrest.
Babies are doing fine–still small but growing. Baby A no longer has the cord wrapped around her neck but the cord blood flow is still not that great.
Babies: In and Growing