Sunday, September 20, 2009
Ok well the last month has been really crazy with pregnancy problems and being induced early. I know most of you don't really care about the details but I'm going to blog it anyways.
When I went to my Dr. at a 5 month appt my blood pressure was a little high and she just told me to watch it and call if it got to high. I figured it was a freak thing or the nurse that did my b/p got a bad reading because I always have low blood pressure, but being a nurse I knew how dangerous it could be so I watched it anyways. It was fine for a couple of months if anything it was low. Then on Aug 23rd after being on call all weekend and having it be absolutely crazy I checked it and it was running 140/90's and not going down. So I text my friend that works with my Dr. and she told me to come in. So I went and saw the on call Dr. and he said it could be the first of toxemia and to come see my regular Dr. on Friday. So when I went on Friday there was 4+ protein in my urine, and my b/p was pretty high, plus all the swelling I had were all signs of toxemia. So he put me on bed rest and said I would be lucky to go a couple more days being pregnant. It was pretty scary I was only 34 weeks pregnant so the Dr. wanted to buy as much time as he could. So I went home and I was checking my b/p myself at home during the night Sat it was sky rocketing like 170/110 so I called the clinic first thing Sunday morning and the doc told me to come into L&D asap. So we went in and he gave me a b/p med and told me I would be in the hospital until I had the baby. Luckily my b/p responded really good to the medication they gave me and I was able to go home on Mon morning but I had to see my doc again Tuesday. So when I went in Tues my b/p had sky rocketed again so he sent me back to the hospital and my b/p never came down so they decided to induce me. They put me on magnesium sulfate to prevent me from having a seizure and it was horrible I was felt totally stoned being on it ( not like I know what being stoned feels like but I imagine it felt like this :). So they started me around 5:00 at night and I had my baby at 5:20 in the morning. We named her Charlie Jane. Luckily she was alot more developed then they expected her to be she weight 5lbs 4 oz and only had to be in the NICU for 5 days. It was so hard having her be down there but we were so lucky to only have her be there for 5 days.
We are so happy that we are all home and healthy. Its really sad that it takes something really scary like this to realize all of things you need to be thankful for and realize how lucky we are just to have our health.