by aw5756 (4 Posts), Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:06 am
Please help, I'm so confused. I was admitted to L&D for pre-eclampsia with resting bp of 139/68 and protein levels of 470, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets. My bp systolic was constantly going back and forth between 135 and 155, spiking mostly after I ate. Nausea, headaches not relieved by medication, vomiting, flashing lights and extreme swelling, very exaggerated reflexes and indentations in skin when pushed in. Actually ended up losing 7 lbs after treatment with magnesium. I am 28 weeks pregnant so I was given steroids for baby's lungs, they said I had mild pre-eclampsia and they thought I was developing HELLP and would probably have to deliver in the next couple of days, maybe push it another several weeks. After a few days, I stabilized and my protein went back to normal and my bp went back to it's usual, 105/63. Sent me home after I remained stabilized but can't tell me what happened or if it will happen again. Now we wait. An experienced nurse tells me she's seen this and I will be back, it never goes away, they just managed to stave it off and that if I go home, too much stimuli will make it go back up again. Doctors have no idea what happened, when I went in, they were telling me I was getting really bad really quick and it was too soon in my pregnancy and that I most likely wasn't going to stabilize, but I instead went back to normal. I am happy that I am healthy again but scared. I feel like all we did was buy some time and I just want to know if anybody else has had this happen and what's their experience. I wasn't even put on bedrest. Doctor is literally stumped.