bad headache/ bp not bad

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby txmom7 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 04:42 pm

Well that's that. I'm here for the duration. 37 weeks is March 22 and that is as far as we'll go.
I like the MFM a lot. She talks to me and listens and knows how to laugh. My BP is still very labile. Fluctuated wildly from low to high. I walked 20 ft from my room to the ultrasound room and it was 169/84 when in bed last time it was 120/78. They did a complete scan and baby still looks good, blood flow is fine. Only concern was fluid was on the low.side of normal so they'll be keeping an eye on that.

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby alviarin » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:23 am

I'm glad you went in but I'm sorry to hear you still have a headache (on top of everything else). Good luck with the MFM today.
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Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire ("mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby txmom7 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:48 am

OB wants me to stay. He is calling in the.MFM for a consult and recommendation. O have no idea what to expect. In the realm of pre-e I am pretty mild. one MFM may look at my labs and happy baby and say go home. Another may take a look at the bigger picture and say stay. Who knows.
The.MFM's on my area vary from panickers to blow 'em offers. I would like to see the one I've seen in the past as he has publishe,d on pre-e but I don't know if he consults for this hospital.

My BP this morning sitting in bed talking was 149/92 (gets far far lower laying flat and unstimulated, highest systolic 180). 270 mg/dl protein, brisk reflexes, headache, vision disturbances. PE labs normal. (LFTs, uric acid etc....)
Lifestyle issues....8 kids at home, home is 1 hr from hospital and OB.

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby blythe » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:43 pm

I think OB just might want you to stay :) . Keep us updated!
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#1 7-18-03 - 5#8oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#2 8-11-06 - 6#14oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#3 9-10-09 - 5#10oz 37 weeks PE/PIH

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby txmom7 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:13 pm

24 hour was 270. Not quite pre-e yet. Systolic reached 180 twice though. If.I am laying down and quiet my BP is.perfect. if I sit up to eat, stretch a.little and can be anywhere.from ok to lousy. Headache is better. Two shots of steroids in. Tomorrow decision will be.made.to keep.me.or send me home on very strict bedrest......with 8 kids in the house. I think ob will.want me to.stay.

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby sam10 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:10 pm

Glad to hear that labs are still good:-)
~Julija (42)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby txmom7 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:01 pm

Blood labs are fine. Now we just wait on the 24 hour urine.

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby txmom7 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:17 pm

No labs back yet. Systolic went up to 180 which the OB really didn't like. It is still fluctuating in the 150/160. Diastolic hasn't been out of the mid 80's and as low as 70 but the high systolic is bugging the OB. They are.going to keep me for at least 24 hours. If my labs are bad we are probably looking at delivery once the steroids kick in.
This is all per the on call OB. We'll see what my guy says in the morning.

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby sam10 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 09:43 pm

I am glad you went in! Have your labs come back? Hope baby can stay put for a while longer.

Thinking of you and baby!
~Julija (42)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/

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Re: bad headache/ bp not bad

Postby txmom7 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 09:35 pm

Keeping me, starting steroids.


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