Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Greetings from the hospital!
My one-handed typing ability & internet connection time is limited, so overlook my poor writing. I am in the hospital until the drs decide that the baby needs to be born. It is pre-eclampsia, but in it's earlier stages - although it came on rather suddenly. Last Friday's tests were normal, but Tues proved higher bp, protein in urine, & swelling of extremeties with rapid weight gain. These things are always a whirlwind adventure, lots of ups and downs. It is hard to update when info changes suddenly & drs make new decisions. Example: this a.m., dr comes in almost ready to perform the c-sec based upon signs that baby was in distress. I'm taken off all food/liquid, given an iv, and prepped for the worst. Two hrs later, baby checks out fine. Five hours later and I'm enjoying a large lunch with soda pop:) The next dr decides we're ok (but need to be cautiously monitored) - for now I can eat, shower, & take 3 walks about the room per day. I am on bp meds, which is helping to lower my bp. Tonight or tomorrow could be another time of things taking a nose-dive, so it really is something we take hour by hour. Baby is 3o weeks 3 days gestation. The ultrasound tech guestimates she is 3lbs 4oz. Thank you all for the well wishes & prayers & offers of help - I am truly blessed to have such friends! I've passed along the offers of help to my dad & brother, who are taking care of the girls, & I've encouraged them to call upon you if they need anything. My husband is ending his trip early and should arrive in MI late tonight - he also knows where to find you, lol.