My situation is as follows:
Due to an extended illness in her family, my wife had spent the last several months in her native China. She went to local doctors there for her pregnancy. In December she gained a lot or weight and towards the end of the month her feet became swollen and her blood pressure increased. 140-160/85-110. We made an appointment with her doctor, who immediately put her in the hospital December 30 to treat her PIH. (at 28 weeks plus 2 days) . Her urine protein was 30-100mg/dl.
She was given an eye exam, ultrasound (baby estimate 1000 grams), and was administered Nifedipine (10mg 3 times a day). Her blood pressure is checked 3 times a day and the babyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s heart beat is measured twice a day (140-144 beats per minute). A urine test and the urine daily volume are both done daily.
Early this week, intravenously she was given magnesium sulfate, and human albino (?), and Nifedipine was changed to Nifedipine Ã¢â‚¬Å“extended actionÃ¢â‚¬Â pills. Yesterday they gave her an injection to Ã¢â‚¬Å“help develop his lungsÃ¢â‚¬Â which I expect is a steroid.
Her blood pressure had crept up to being 150-160/100-110. They now increased the frequency of her BP medicine and now it is stable for now at 140/90. Is there a limit to the amount of BP medication that she can take?
Am I correct in assuming that with the steroid injection, the doctors are planning on delivering the baby soon?
What test results do the doctors look for to make their decision to deliver the baby?
Another 24 hour urine test is scheduled for Monday (at 30 weeks). What are the parameters of the results that we should look for? What score is considered normal ?, elevated? critical?