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 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 08:23 am

Good luck today!!

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

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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby gordon k » Mon Apr 11, 2005 08:23 pm

Sounds like good positive news; keep it up. Every day that passes is a success.

Looking forward to reports of healthy lungs, a healthy Gianna and mom, and baby pix on Monday.

Thanks for the update.

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 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 07:26 pm

Quick update: she did pretty good over the weekend (BP stayed below 140/90) but she was back up in the 150s/90 today. When I visited her, she had the "headache look" on her face again. Not good.

They are planning to do the amnio on Wed or Thur and deliver the baby as soon as the test says the lungs are good. Right now it looks like we are still talking about an induction, not a c-section.

The baby is no longer having decels. The guess is that the baby had the cord around her neck or was pinching off the cord and has since gotten it out of the way.

Baby pictures on Monday?

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 hfwarner3 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 07:23 pm

quote:
Originally posted by dlwb

Its funny that you mention the FR. I was called last week for a contract position as a Notes Admin. What spps are you working on?


I actually work for one of the ten largest banks in the country. We are doing a complete conversion of some of our core vendor supplied and hosted software. Failure in the project would be big financial news, and not the good kind. The Fed, the FDIC, the SEC, key customers, and key shareholders have been paying A LOT of attention. It can not fail ... period. And the conversion starts on the 16th and lasts until May 2nd.

But no pressure or anything ... [:D]

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

dlwb
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Re : Assistance during bedrest

Postby dlwb » Mon Apr 11, 2005 07:16 pm

Its funny that you mention the FR. I was called last week for a contract position as a Notes Admin. What spps are you working on?

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 gordon k » 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

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 » 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.

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 » 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 gordon k » 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



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 » 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? :-)

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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