I can't do this again... update

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I can't do this again... update

Postby 3preemiekidz » Thu May 06, 2004 02:22 pm

Well, I'm back from my appointment.
I went in for my regular appointment on Tuesday and they admitted me to the hospital. I just got back today which happens to be our 5th wedding anniversary and I can't do anything. I'm on strict bedrest with bathroom privledges only. They ran all the labs again, stabilized my blood pressures, increased my meds, did an NST and biophysical profile and I have to go back next Tuesday for another appointment. They also want me to start doing NST's twice a week but I can only get down there (45 min drive) on Tues, Wed, Thurs and they want the NST's to be 3 days apart so I may have to just have them once a week. Anyway, my pressures were 186/108 when I went in and are now in the 150/90's range. Baby is measuring big though (2lb 4oz) and plenty of fluid. I had gained 6lbs in a week and my Dr. commented on how "puffy" I looked. This pregnancy is just going by so slow. How am I supposed to be on strict bedrest with 3 other kids and a husband who doesn't think it's "that big of a deal". I'm now 27 weeks btw.

Rebecca
Mom to Audri 4,
Ezra 2 1/2,
Liya 1
and #4 EDD 8/1/04
born at 35, 29 and 31 weeks due to Pre-e/HELLP
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Re : I can't do this again... update

Postby jenn » Thu May 06, 2004 02:34 pm

Happy Anniversary!
I'm so sorry to hear what's going on though. Too bad I don't have a magic wand. I'd fix it in a heart beat for you.
In my thoughts and prayers!

Jennie (24)
Shad DH (28)

Jaidyn 1.24.01 (30 wkr)
Severe PE/HELLP
2lb. 12oz.

Heavenly Angel:
Blaze
12.6.03
(miscarriage)

EDD- Thanksgiving! 11.25.04

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Re : I can't do this again... update

Postby mada » Thu May 06, 2004 03:11 pm

Oh Rebecca, I am so sorry this is going on!!! I know how hard it's going to be for you with 3 other children...and what's this I read about your husband thinking this is no big deal[}:)]...He's been through this with you before he should no better. I pray for some good rest and more time to cook that baby!! Do you have friends and family around you that can help you with the kids and shopping ect.? I sure do hope so. Hang in there sweetie we are here for you!!!

Mada Harpster

Sam 6-29-00 36weeks P.E.
Ben 11-03-01 No P.E.
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Re : I can't do this again... update

Postby annegarrett » Thu May 06, 2004 05:57 pm

Tell your DH to come talk to me. :)

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Re : I can't do this again... update

Postby julie f » Thu May 06, 2004 07:17 pm

Rebecca,

When Anne's done with him, send him my way too![;)]

I'm so sorry that you're dealing with all of this. I wish there was something I could do to help but, I will keep you and baby in my prayers.

Hang in there,

Julie (27)
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

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Re : I can't do this again... update

Postby 5thtymachrm » Thu May 06, 2004 07:29 pm

I am so sorry you have to go through so much! My prayers are with you :o) hang on,

Elizabeth
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11/20/03 Indigo E. (born with no PE @ 37 weeks, 5lbs 13oz) (Pg Issues:33 weeks of bedrest!, PIH(atenolol),hyperemesis, hypothyroidism, cancer remission, asthma, 8cm blood clot @3wks)
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11/17/95 m/c @14wks
1/97 m/c @3wks
2/98 m/c @5wks
8/02 m/c @3wks
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Re : I can't do this again... update

Postby jenn122 » Fri May 07, 2004 04:49 am

I'm so sorry. It must be hard to get any rest with 3 precious little ones. I'll keep you and baby in my prayers.

Jennifer

Alayna June 27, 2001
born at 36wks due to severe preeclampsia

EDD #2 August 4, 2004
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Re : I can't do this again... update

Postby suzanne » Fri May 07, 2004 05:18 am

Hi, Rebecca, I was thinking about you all night after reading your post. I just wish I could help somehow...Do you have family or close friends or church or anyone around who will help? It reminded me of a summer when my boys were 5 and 2, and my older son was at the worst point for his behavior (he is mildly autistic) and I broke my leg and couldn't do much of anything. I did finally get help from a state respite program, which I was eligible for due to my son's autism. Are any of your children in Early Intervention or anything like that where you might be eligible for respite help? I'm grasping at straws here! I will be thinking of you...

Suzanne (38) and DH Tony (42) + William (9, severe PE, born at 32 weeks) and Freddy (6, fairly typical pregnancy) and Baby Girl(due approx. 8/29/04!)
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Re : I can't do this again... update

Postby angelkat » Fri May 07, 2004 05:20 am

Rebecca...

What state do you live in?.... Maybe if one of the members live close to you they can stop by and help out.

I'm so sorry your giong thru all of this.

Sending you HUGE HUGS

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Re : I can't do this again... update

Postby meljoi » Fri May 07, 2004 06:32 am

Rebecca-
my heart goes out to you.
I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. I fear the words "bedrest" during this pregnancy and think my DH's response would pretty much be the same as yours.
Hang in there.
I'm thinking about you.

Melissa Joi 32
DH Jeremy 43
mama to Peyton John 12/04/00 (severe pre-e @ 38wks)
2nd babe due 11/26/04
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