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Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by sam10 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 01:12 am

oh then, welcome Ethan :-)
Glad you are still in the hospital being monitored. I had quite the drama postpartum after being discharged, twice back at L&D before I was readmitted. Not fun with a late preterm baby being dragged around every other day.

Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by GeorgiaGirl » Tue Jan 29, 2013 09:15 am

sam10 wrote:Please watch out for PE symptoms and report them to your care team if ypu experience any of them (nausea, headache, vision changes, upper right quadrant pain, significant rise in BP). PE can get worse after delivery. It did for me in my pregnancy with Matilda.

Thanks for the heads-up, and yep, my BP has been spiking and they still haven't discharged me from the hospital. Hoping I don't wind up with chronic hypertension this time... *sigh* Thanks again! (I need to update my signature but John was our 29-weeker who was born last February... our new baby is Ethan! :) )

Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by sam10 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:33 am

Please watch out for PE symptoms and report them to your care team if ypu experience any of them (nausea, headache, vision changes, upper right quadrant pain, significant rise in BP). PE can get worse after delivery. It did for me in my pregnancy with Matilda.

Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by sam10 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:27 am

Congratulations and welcome John! Keeping my fingers crossed that he will grow into his skin quickly. Glad he is receiving good care :-)

Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by GeorgiaGirl » Tue Jan 29, 2013 05:00 am

Just a final update; I did indeed have to have the baby this past Friday, January 25. (My proteinuria had spiked to the 2,000's within just a couple of days.) Baby was only 3 pounds 8 ounces at birth, but is otherwise healthy for an IUGR 32-weeker (other than a scary collapsed lung incident on Sunday, but that's stable after treatment with a chest tube).

He is long and skinny, but the alarming thing is how loose his skin is, indicating he actually lost weight in utero. As much as I wanted to make it to 34 weeks or longer, I realize seeing my son that he wasn't getting what he needed from me and didn't have much time... I believe we got him out just in time. Hoping that breast milk and great care in our excellent NICU will fatten him back up quickly.

Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by GeorgiaGirl » Thu Jan 24, 2013 08:17 am

Thanks, Julija... my 24-hour urine went down today to 1600, but for other reasons they want the baby out... so I'm having a c-section tomorrow. :( So I guess in answer to my original question, I didn't even make it a week.

Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by sam10 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:36 am

-:( I would think that your baby's wellbeing plays a big factor in the decision to deliver you. Will be thinking of you. Let us know how it goes, as you are able. (hugs)

Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by GeorgiaGirl » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:45 am

Oops, I see I made a "wishful thinking" typo in my update... I'm only 32w4d, not 33... I wish I were that far along!

I did receive a round of steroids just before 30 weeks, and another booster yesterday (even though it seems the research is mixed as to whether a booster is actually beneficial).

I'm hoping I can make it to 33 weeks, but my hunch is that I'll be having this baby tomorrow at 32w5d... depending on how bad my 24-hour protein result is. It's also worrying that baby's growth has slowed way down in recent weeks. Maybe he will do better outside than in at this point. I'm still scared, but thankful to be past 32 weeks.

Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by sam10 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 07:15 am

Uggh, sorry to hear that :(
Did you receive steroid shots to help mature baby's lungs? If not, please ask them to do so. Will be thinking of you and hope you can squeeze in a few more days, so you can reach 34 weeks.

Re: Proteinuria 815 + high BP at 32 weeks... delivering soon

Post by GeorgiaGirl » Wed Jan 23, 2013 02:20 am

Thanks, Angie... I wish I were as fortunate as you were with that pregnancy, but it's not meant to be. At 33w4d, my latest 24-hour protein was 2,340... a terrible increase since the weekend. They are running another consecutive one now and told me to prepare to be told the baby has to come out tomorrow. Not the news I wanted to hear, but at least this baby made it a few weeks longer than my 29-weeker. Thanks again for your reply.

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