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Getting Fusterated.

Postby CanucksBabii » Sat Jul 21, 2012 08:54 pm

by CanucksBabii (6 Posts), Sat Jul 21, 2012 08:54 pm

Hi Im new here and today i just saw a specialist that told me i have Preeclampsia. Im 35 weeks and 3 days pregnant, its my first pregnancy. Before this going to my doctor and there urine tests they do theres always just was a trace of protein, Tuesday 17th I go in and I have high BP and protein in my urine. which i never have high BP i always have a low blood pressure. My doctor tells me to go to the hospital so i go and i been admitted to a room ever since and they been monitoring me my blood pressure has been absolutly fine and for the past 2 days the protien has actually lowered BUT I got a bladder infection which this is my 5th one of this pregnancy. and my liver functions are going higher than normal. I saw one specialist on thursday the 19th and he just said theres no reason for me to be induced its just a UTI. than today i get told i do infact have Preeclampsia from a different specialist and that we should induce me, i havent talked to my doctor about this yet shes coming to see me tomorrow morning but im tired of hearing im getting induced than not than i need to be and the nurses tell me im just being monitored intill it goes higher or gets worse than they'll induce me. Im getting pretty fusterated and dont know what too doo. not only that i suddenly became 1 cm dilated last night after having a completely closed cervix since i gotten pregnant. than yesterday i finished my 24 hour urine test and had to get hooked up to IV because i wasnt producing enough urine, they been giving me meds constant every six hours for my bladder infection.but last night my doctor told me that my protein is lowering but my liver is getting worse, I just wanna go home so bad and i feel like im going to go on a nervous break down because im getting told different things all the time.
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Re: Getting Fusterated.

Postby alviarin » Sun Jul 22, 2012 07:48 am

by alviarin (1636 Posts), Sun Jul 22, 2012 07:48 am

I can understand why you'd be nervous with conflicting answers from different docs.

You're correct that protein in urine can be a sign of a UTI *or* an indicator of preeclampsia. I'm wondering if they are leaning towards a preeclampsia diagnosis because you also have had some high blood pressure readings. The diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia is at least two high blood pressure readings (140/90 or above, either number) at least six hours apart plus 300+ mg protein in a 24 hour urine collection.

Elevated liver enzymes can also be a sign of preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome. I would tend to trust my doc (over random docs coming in your room in the middle of the night) but you could always ask if the hospital has a MFM (maternal fetal medicine) doc specializing in high risk pregnancies that you could consult with. (unless that is the specialist you just saw!)

Usually they don't induce for preeclampsia or gestational hypertension until 37 weeks at the earliest, but if your liver enzymes get high enough or you have other signs of severe preeclampsia they might consider delivering sooner.

I hope this helps, please update us as you are able.
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(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: Getting Fusterated.

Postby CanucksBabii » Sun Jul 22, 2012 09:11 am

by CanucksBabii (6 Posts), Sun Jul 22, 2012 09:11 am

Well my doctor is taking everything from the specailist and basically there thinking about baby. The specialist I saw yesterday told me that basically my body can't handle being pregnant and we need to get this baby out of me. Tho the protein is staying the same my liver is getting worse. Yesterday my nurse told me that the specialist never said anything about being induced just 5 blood tests I can do and one prescription which they don't feel comfortable doing that so I just got waken up to do those blood test. I'm in so much pain I have upper abdominal pain that's constant and when my tummy tightens it hurts ten times more and I can't breath. Than I'm having cramping and lower back pain and yesterday my upper back started hurting and I can't do anything without my upper abdominal hurting like *.
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Re: Getting Fusterated.

Postby CanucksBabii » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:10 am

by CanucksBabii (6 Posts), Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:10 am

Update: my liver is getting worse an I just got told I'm getting induce
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Re: Getting Fusterated.

Postby sam10 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:16 am

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:16 am

Pain in your upper abdomen as well as upper back can be a sign of HELLP. Combined with your worsening labs it sounds concerning to me. Please make sure to tell your doc and/or nurse, so they can check on you and decide what the next steps are for you. PE/HELLP can move quickly.
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Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: Getting Fusterated.

Postby sam10 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:17 am

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:17 am

Good luck and let us know how it goes as you are able (just saw your update). Will be thinking of you.
~Julija (40)
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Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: Getting Fusterated.

Postby CanucksBabii » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:11 pm

by CanucksBabii (6 Posts), Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:11 pm

So 8 hours ago I got told I never had an UTI after they did a test straight from the bladder. Boy I was mad. Now my question is all that medication they gave me in the last 2 days gonna affect my baby in anyway?
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Re: Getting Fusterated.

Postby blythe » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:19 pm

by blythe (3060 Posts), Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:19 pm

I'm no doc but it sounds like there was some confusion in your treatment. It sounds like they have it sorted out now? How much protein did they find in the 24-hour collection? What medication did they give you - the antibiotic?

Most important, how is the pain you mentioned before? As Alviarin and Sam10/Julija said, pain on your right side under your right ribs can be a sign of HELLP, a fast-moving, severe form of PE. Are you starting the induction now?
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#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: Getting Fusterated.

Postby CanucksBabii » Mon Jul 23, 2012 07:42 am

by CanucksBabii (6 Posts), Mon Jul 23, 2012 07:42 am

Idk they said the protein went down but with my blood tests my liver was just getting worse each day when I did daily blood tests. The pain in the upper abdomen was bad it was constantly there and when my stomach tightened i could barely breath and if you touch it it hurts me like *. I don't know what kind it was first it was through an IV for every six hours for a day and half. Than orally for the next day. They started at 11am yesterday I got my first shot of the gel my doctor game back at 8:30 checked my cervix and I was only 2 cm dilated and gave me another shot. She should becoming pretty soon here to check up on me. The nurse told me if I was dilated enough shed break my water this morning. I'm trying to keep clam and all but I'm scared. And I most certainly don't wanna leave this hospital with out my baby boy, I know he'll have to go to the NICU. But I asked what was his estimated weight from my ultrasound a few days ago and they said 6 pounds.
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Re: Getting Fusterated.

Postby hillary8l8 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 08:34 am

by hillary8l8 (146 Posts), Mon Jul 23, 2012 08:34 am

Will be praying for you today...hoping all goes smoothly and you have a healthy, happy baby boy by the end of the day:)
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