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Re : update & questions

Post by amandab » Tue Dec 16, 2003 01:30 am

Mada, thanks for the info about the humidifier!

Amy, my OB says she isn't going to waste time with home bed rest this time. She's going straight to hospital bed rest as soon as I develop even trace protein. I was only on bed rest for 5 days last time when I had the abruption. Then it took us 20 minutes to get to the hospital. Then there was all the prep time for the c-section... So she just doesn't want to take any chances with the way it will progress this time, and she wants to have me and Baby B where we can be monitored continously. I don't think this is too standard, and I think it is mostly a result of the abruption rather than the pre-e.

Amanda
~i~ Aidan Timothy
4/14/03 29 wks
Expecting again!!!
EDD 6/13/04

Re : update & questions

Post by amyk » Tue Dec 16, 2003 01:17 am

Hey Amanda,
I forgot to ask you (or anyone else actually) - I've really always been curious at what point most doctors put patients on hospital bedrest versus at-home bed rest.
(Just wondering)

Amy

Chloe (8/6/01) 35 weeks, p/e, hellp
Tristan (9/3/03), 32 weeks, p/e and hellp AGAIN

Re : update & questions

Post by mada » Tue Dec 16, 2003 01:06 am

Hey Amanda,
I have a vicks cool mist humidifier with a built in filter that you replace every several months and it works great!! My doc said the cool mist is better than the warm.I guess....Hope this helps[:)]

Mada Harpster

Sam 6-29-00 36weeks P.E.
Ben 11-03-01 No P.E.

Re : update & questions

Post by amandab » Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:22 am

Laura,

I forgot to ask you about the humidifier earlier. I have been wanting to get one and have been researching them, but it seems like so many people have problems with all of them. Leaking, saturating the carpet, growing mildew. Ugh! Do you have a good one that you would recommend??

Amanda
~i~ Aidan Timothy
4/14/03 29 wks
Expecting again!!!
EDD 6/13/04

Re : update & questions

Post by amyk » Tue Dec 16, 2003 08:51 am

Hey, I just heard the good news that you're expecting (CONGRATS!!!), but I'm sorry that your bp is up. I have faith that everything will turn out great for you in the end.
If I remember correctly, you live just a few blocks from me. I have a partial bottle of the protein dipsticks left, I think. If you want, I can always just drop it off in your mailbox (I'm back to working unbearably long hours during the day). I promise they're not contaminated, but I swear I won't be offended if you don't want an open bottle. It gave me some peace of mind though, at least up until the end.

Amy

Chloe (8/6/01) 35 weeks, p/e, hellp
Tristan (9/3/03), 32 weeks, p/e and hellp AGAIN

Re : update & questions

Post by catherine » Tue Dec 16, 2003 08:44 am

Good luck for tomorrow Amanda, I hope that they can manage this with meds and bedrest and that hopefully you don't have to be in hospital. If you do.. is there an email for patients? There is at the University hospital that I work at. Perhaps DH could find out.. then we can stay in touch with you even if you can't visit with us here.

Hugs

Catherine (37)
DH, Dave (40)
Finn (6)
Lucy (2)
Chloe (7/2/03)

Re : update & questions

Post by amandab » Tue Dec 16, 2003 08:00 am

Wow, Laura, that abstract definitely explains our salt sensitivity! It also links PE and diabetes. Like Erin, I've read in other places that the two go hand in hand. Fortunately, I didn't have any problems with insulin resistance or gestational diabetes last time. Hopefully, I won't this time either. I think worrying about my BP, kidneys, liver, brain, etc. is enough! [:p]

Right now I am just waiting patiently until my appt tomorrow morning. I'm anxious to see if there is any protein yet, and what my BP is in the office. I have my hospital bag packed, and I am preparing myself mentally for a long hospital stay, though. I'm determined to do whatever it takes to keep Baby B cooking.

By the way, if I am in the hospital on bedrest I don't think I will be able to post. I'm pretty sure the hospital doesn't have a connection. But I've given DH all the info to log on and post updates as me. He says if I write them up, he'll log in and post them.

Amanda
~i~ Aidan Timothy
4/14/03 29 wks
Expecting again!!!
EDD 6/13/04

Re : update & questions

Post by deerhart » Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:05 am

oh I forget where I saw it, but there is also a connection between Diabetes and Hypertension and Pe, Hypertension, and GD. Somehow they all seem to rally around the same thing in our bodies that if you have one your chances of getting the others increase.

Erin

Mommy to Alex and Mason

Re : update & questions

Post by paljane8 » Sun Dec 14, 2003 08:25 am

It is just so exciting that you are 13 wks! Hang in there, Amanda. I know it is stressful.

You all should come for a visit...we have a natural humidifier this time of year!

Nancy-35
dh-34
ds-8yrs
dd-7yrs
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE
Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/

Re : update & questions

Post by laura » Sun Dec 14, 2003 03:32 am

AMANDA- look what I found!!! Isn't it fascinating how this stuff works together?!

The abstract was all that was available, but I'm putting the link in so nobody thinks I'm making this up. Wow.

http://www.mdbrowse.com/Speciality/Endocrinology/Endocrinology.htm

"N Fuenmanyor, E Moreira, LX Cubeddu, (Central Univ of Venezuela, Caracas)
Salt Sensitivity is Associated with Insulin Resistance in Essential Hypertension. Am J Hypertens 11: 397-402, 1998.

Patients with essential hypertension may be salt sensitive or salt resistant. Hypertension in salt sensitive patients is associated with insulin resistance. In salt sensitive patients, high salt intake leads to increase in blood pressure, induced hyperinsulinemia, and worsening of diabetes."


And... other topics... do you have a humidifier? We can't live without ours, it's too frickin' cold here to do without!

Laura-28
DH Jack-30
Allie 5-13-98 (35 weeks-pre-e)
Baby Camille 4-17-03 (36 weeks- htn and oligo)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/c/camilleandallie/

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