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Here we go again...

Postby ashleyhae » Wed Feb 26, 2014 01:03 am

by ashleyhae (17 Posts), Wed Feb 26, 2014 01:03 am

So things are not as sunny as I was hoping. At my appointment yesterday baby looked great, they estimated he or she weighs 1lb10oz at 24 weeks putting them in the 59th percentile! After my ultrasound I had my dreaded weight and bp taken. Bp was 123/86 which isn't high but my diastolic hasn't been that high all pregnancy and I've gained 10lbs this month. One of my most obvious symptoms with Malia was extreme edema so they sent me to the lab but assured me up and down it wasn't time to worry....well that's impossible for us! I have not yet spoken to the doctor but have received results online....low platelets and protein. My blood pressures at home are great, even in the optimal range but the protein has me panicked. I want so badly to have a healthy baby, I don't think I can handle another loss. I'm just so scared that this is going down the same path. I'm so early and I know it's nothing severe yet but as we all know preeclampsia is an unpredictable disease and can stay at bay for weeks or progress in a matter of days.
Ashley
Mommy to Malia born March 15, 2013 at 29 weeks due to severe preeclampsia.
She spent 2 precious days with us that we will forever cherish.
Baby #2 due 6/16/14
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby MomTimesThree » Wed Feb 26, 2014 01:15 am

by MomTimesThree (559 Posts), Wed Feb 26, 2014 01:15 am

Oh no! I'm so sorry you've hit a bump in your pregnancy... I hope it turns out to be minor and then the only bump. But regardless it's not fair and it's extra scary after loss. Always remember this pregnancy is different... you are different. You'll be monitored differently and everyone will be on their toes.

I know it's bittersweet. I looked at all our extra monitoring in our second pregnancy as our daughter's gift to her lil' siblings. It was her way of looking out for them... and it was key to identifying issues early so that we could have the best chance at success.

I'm keeping all crossables crossed for you!!
Lauren
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby sam10 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 08:55 am

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Wed Feb 26, 2014 08:55 am

:( It is so hard to remain calm and collected after getting some worrisome symptoms and results. I hope your doctors will contact you soon with their input on what it all means for now. I found that my second pregnancy was mostly waiting. Waiting for being ok, waiting for the dreaded milestones, waiting for lab results, waiting for the nurse to call back, waiting to take the BP again, waiting for the shoe to drop, just always waiting and during all this waiting to stay calm. Almost impossible. Thinking of you. Sending you hugs.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (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: Here we go again...

Postby ashleyhae » Wed Feb 26, 2014 02:10 pm

by ashleyhae (17 Posts), Wed Feb 26, 2014 02:10 pm

Thank you both! I talked to the doctor and they aren't concerned. They actually think I'm drinking too much water which I didn't know was possible! I'm to cut back and come back next week. They said that with so much intake my liver works fadter so a random sample looks high but when they did all their equations or what not it was low enough to be considered negative. I'm so relieved! For now.
Ashley
Mommy to Malia born March 15, 2013 at 29 weeks due to severe preeclampsia.
She spent 2 precious days with us that we will forever cherish.
Baby #2 due 6/16/14
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby sam10 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 02:55 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Wed Feb 26, 2014 02:55 pm

:-)
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (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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