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Re : Assistance during bedrest

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

by hfwarner3 (141 Posts), 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.

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Gabriel 2001 [PIH] 38 wks
Isabella 2003 [PIH] 38 wks
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Re : Assistance during bedrest

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

by gordon k (113 Posts), 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

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essential hypertension diagnosed before pregnancy, successfully treated with atenolol, NO preeclampsia antepartum. (post-partum preeclampsia)
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Re : Assistance during bedrest

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

by hfwarner3 (141 Posts), 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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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 » Fri Apr 08, 2005 05:47 pm

by gordon k (113 Posts), 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

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Joseph/Josephine Our Angel in Heaven (9/16/02)
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Re : Assistance during bedrest

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

by jillmushet (860 Posts), 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,



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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby hfwarner3 » Sat Apr 09, 2005 03:42 pm

by hfwarner3 (141 Posts), Sat Apr 09, 2005 03:42 pm

She was doing a little better today. He BP came down in the morning (like it always does) but went back up in the afternoon (like it always does). She was in pretty good spirits even though she is a little bored.

Her parents are taking the children tomorrow and bringing them back Monday night. I have more calls to make to coordinate the rest of the week but, just as my wife predicted, now that she is hospitalized, help is coming from all directions.

It looks like they are going to try to wait until Thursday to do the amnio since she will officially be 36 weeks, but if her BP keeps up like it did last night, I don't know if they will be willing to wait that long.

More to come soon. Oh, and how do you post baby pictures to this forum? :-)

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Isabella 2003 [PIH] 38 wks
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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby gordon k » Sat Apr 09, 2005 03:55 pm

by gordon k (113 Posts), Sat Apr 09, 2005 03:55 pm

Glad to hear that you're getting the help you need.

To post a picture, e-mail Ileana. She's the moderator under "Website Updates."

Keeping you & your family in our prayers.

Gordon



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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby dlwb » Sat Apr 09, 2005 09:04 pm

by dlwb (60 Posts), Sat Apr 09, 2005 09:04 pm

Oh I am so happy she is in the right place getting the right care. Its funny because I was 34 w 6 days and was not given an amnio. I htink the baby wull be fine at close to 36 weeks or even now, if they have to deliver.

As for the photos, I usually upload them to ofoto.com ...now kodak gallery and then post the link in the forum.

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 hfwarner3 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 05:05 am

by hfwarner3 (141 Posts), Sun Apr 10, 2005 05:05 am

quote:
Originally posted by dlwb

Its funny because I was 34 w 6 days and was not given an amnio. I htink the baby wull be fine at close to 36 weeks or even now, if they have to deliver.


You know, with her being over 5 1/2 pounds, being over 35 weeks, and with her growing about a week ahead of schedule, I think you are right. If they delivered tonight, I think we would have a little girl who breathed just fine on her own and would not need any time in the NICU.

My schedule at work gets interesting from here. I am one of the 3 computer engineers on one of the largest "behind the scene" projects in the financial sector right now. I'll put it this way - the Federal Reserve is attending our monthly status meetings. The next two critical periods are April 15-18 and April 29 - May 3. After that, the project will have more work, but the core part will be done.

I am going to casually drop the dates in front of the doctor and see if that prods them any to take action Monday instead of waiting until Thursday. That would let me be home the rest of the week, have family watch them Saturday or Sunday so I can go in one day (or both if I had to), and then take the whole next week off to get everyone settled in.

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Gabriel 2001 [PIH] 38 wks
Isabella 2003 [PIH] 38 wks
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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby gordon k » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:17 pm

by gordon k (113 Posts), Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:17 pm

Hope that all works out great with the job, and your new daughter when she comes into this world (a healthy Gianna).

Everything will work out, we'll keep praying that the timing is perfect for everyone (and everything) involved.

Gordon

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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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