Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bed rest

Sorry if this is confusing but I don't really understand everything and it is my thought all jumbled together.

So starting last Friday I have been to my Dr. office 4 times. I started having high blood pressure along with my 'delicately framed ankles'. They had me go in on Monday to check the bp again and it was 148 and then they checked it again like 3mintues later and it was 105. A little inconsistent? yeah!!! So then I had to do a 24 hour urine test and some blood work. When I went in to give them my urine they did the blood test and checked my bp. Well my bp was 122 which is completely average. I got a phone call from my Dr. saying that he was very confused. My bp is normal but I had protein in my urine and whatever they check in the blood with my liver was high. He said normally when you have high bp that is a sign of toxemia but my bp wasn't high and the other stuff is. It was quite the interesting conversation having a dr. tell you that in his 16 years of practice he didn't know what to think. So he told me to go to the hospital and get monitored and then changed his mind and told me to just go into the office in the morning. So Thursday morning, today, I went in and my bp is high but I have no protein in my urine. Is my body a little confused? I think it is!!! So he told me that he felt good about not having the baby today and waiting another week and then he looked at my lab results again and said 'oh I see what the problem is." Because of my elevated levels of the liver stuff he then got all concerned. He checked me, I am dilated to a 2 and 50% effaced. (I am 36 weeks tomorrow btw) which he said is good for if they need to start me. So I thought this is it. I am having a baby today. Then he told me that he still felt good with me going home and keeping this baby in me for a few more days and to go on complete bed rest.
I have an apt on Tuesday and they will monitor the baby and check the fluids and then I will see the Dr. after that to see what to do from there.
If I have pain in my liver, (how am I supposed to know if it is pain in my liver compared to pain from just being pregnant?) sever headaches, blurry vision then I need to call or go into the hospital. I am also supposed to make sure he moves more than 5 times in an hour.
Well I have a headache right now but it is not sever and he has moved more than 5 times in the last hour so that is good.
My feet are fat and ugly and my hands are getting worse. I would put up a picture of my feet but Carson broke the camera yesterday. Good timing huh???
So I have no bed here for the baby yet, it is still at the shop, along with the boy blankets, I don't own any diapers, I haven't packed my bags, and I need to go through all the boy cloths and find an outfit to bring him home in.
This pregnancy has been so different from the first two, I guess it is my turn to have a complicated pregnancy, huh Brandi? Starting out with a placenta previa, that moved so I didn't have to worry about that anymore, to now having high blood pressure and being on bed rest and possibly still this baby early and who knows it could end up being a c-section.

So after my ranting about my problems... here's to hoping that my baby is healthy and strong and that he is not to small if we have to have him early.

3 comments:

The very Happy newly parents said...

Wow! thats crazy, good luck with everything. I guess the Lord blessed you with easy pregnancys while you were in school, and now that your done you get complications. I'm sure all will go well. We will be praying for you!

Bobi... said...

Hope everything goes well for you. We love you! :)

Brandi said...

hang in there! you will do great! (now that you are having the baby!) you are in our prayers! love you