Assistance during bedrest

Are you worried about your partners pregnancy? Has your partner already had preeclampsia? Do you have advice for other dads who could be going through similar experiences as yourself? Post here!
jillmushet
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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby jillmushet » Fri Apr 08, 2005 09:15 pm

I second Gordon's comments. So relieved when I read that your wife is in the hospital now for constant monitoring.

You have all come so far.

Prayers,



Jill
Claire, 34wks, 3lbs 3ozs
3/3/00, PE & HELLP

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby gordon k » Fri Apr 08, 2005 05:47 pm

Glad that she is in the hospital now and has a doctor who is FINALLY paying attention. I'm not glad that she has to be in the hospital, but am glad that she is now getting the constant medical care.

As her husband and advocate, you have "won the battle." She's in the hospital, and delivery--a healthy one--is in sight. Sorry that she has hyperreflexia and high bps, and that you had to push (I mean really push) for doctors to listen, but I'm glad she is where she needs to be.

My wife and I will keep you all in our prayers until Gianna makes her appearance that all stays healthy and well. You've done the best for your wife and unborn baby, prayerfully the best for all of you is yet to come. Hope that her lungs are healthy and strong and that you hear a healthy loud cry when she makes her appearance.

Gordon

Gordon (38),
DW, Norlisa (35)
essential hypertension diagnosed before pregnancy, successfully treated with atenolol, NO preeclampsia antepartum. (post-partum preeclampsia)
Joseph/Josephine Our Angel in Heaven (9/16/02)
Twins Mary Frances and Samuel (a.k.a. Frankie and Sammy) 38 2/7 weeks, 5/26/03

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby hfwarner3 » Fri Apr 08, 2005 05:12 pm

Well, they finally hospitalized her. It was a different Peri this time. He looked at her BP, her history, the baby's decels, and the ultrasound and told us on the spot that he was not comfortable sending her home.

Her BP before the ultrasound was 150/90. 15 minutes of lying down later there was no change. Note that *HE* was taking the BP with her sitting up. Ironicly, she was not feeling too bad at that point. He said he wanted to check her reflexes and talk to the OB. He tapped her knee and she almost kicked him in the chest. I had never seen her reflexes that "bad". That and the swelling are usually the last two symptoms she gets. He went right out and called the OB.

They sent her over to the hospital and almost sent her home again due to a nurse screw-up, but I called the OB and he straightened it out. The got her into an ante-partum room and got her setup.

Since she has been there, her BP has gone up to 190/100. She is feeling really bad so they gave her some tylenol. After months of me telling them how her BP goes up in the afternoon and/or the evening, they finally got to see it for themselves.

They are going to do an amnio early next week and check the baby's lung development. As soon as the lungs are good, they are going to deliver.

She is finally where she belongs getting the care she needs. Thank you everyone for your support and kind words. It has been a long fight, but I finally feel like I "won a battle" as her advocate. The war is almost over and victory will be hugging my precious wife while she breastfeeds our new little girl. It is only days away.


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Samantha 1998 [PIH] 38 wks
Gabriel 2001 [PIH] 38 wks
Isabella 2003 [PIH] 38 wks
DD due 5/12/05 [Pre-e]

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby gordon k » Wed Apr 06, 2005 04:25 pm

Will keep you, your wife, Gianna, and your family in our prayers.

Hope that the OB and peri appointments go well and that they give her the best medical care possible. Please make sure that you and your wife make your concerns known.

Thanks for the update.

Continued prayers,
Gordon

Gordon (38),
DW, Norlisa (35)
essential hypertension diagnosed before pregnancy, successfully treated with atenolol, NO preeclampsia antepartum. (post-partum preeclampsia)
Joseph/Josephine Our Angel in Heaven (9/16/02)
Twins Mary Frances and Samuel (a.k.a. Frankie and Sammy) 38 2/7 weeks, 5/26/03

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby hfwarner3 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 03:32 pm

Since I last posted, her feet have ballooned up. She gained 7 pounds in less than 24 hours. Her BP is still the same - high.

We have an OB appt tomorrow and Peri on Friday. They are talking about inducing in 2-3 weeks if she stays like this.

That is all for now.

Daddy to
Samantha 1998 [PIH] 38 wks
Gabriel 2001 [PIH] 38 wks
Isabella 2003 [PIH] 38 wks
DD due 5/12/05 [Pre-e]

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby dlwb » Tue Apr 05, 2005 06:19 pm

Any new updates? How are you all holdig on over there?

Deb

Abrielle Maree 5/8/2003 induced and c-section due to pre-e at 37 1/2 wks 6lbs 12oz 20 1/2in
Joa Henry Feb 25,2005 c-section due to pre-e at 35 wks 6lbs 11oz 19 1/2in

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby dlwb » Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:16 am

Great news!!!!

Abrielle Maree 5/8/2003 induced and c-section due to pre-e at 37 1/2 wks 6lbs 12oz 20 1/2in
Joa Henry Feb 25,2005 c-section due to pre-e at 35 wks 6lbs 11oz 19 1/2in

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby jillmushet » Fri Apr 01, 2005 08:01 am

Happy to hear that an induction date is now being discussed.

Jill
Claire, 34wks, 3lbs 3ozs
3/3/00, PE & HELLP

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby mada » Fri Apr 01, 2005 06:44 am

Thank Goodness!! I am so glad they are taking this more seriously!! When do you all go to the peri for the u/s?

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Ben 11-03-01 No P.E.

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby fiona » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:39 pm

Glad to hear you received better treatment today. I hope the u/s goes well.

Fiona
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ds Nate 12/8/97 - 14/8/97 26 weeks severe pre-e IUGR 1lb
ds Jay 4/11/98 30 weeks pre-e 3lbs 11 oz
no 3 due 15/6/05


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