by celticepona (1273 Posts), Thu May 13, 2004 07:42 am
I had my six week checkup on Monday, and I also had to attend a funeral that afternoon for a close family member. My bp was 150/106, and I explained my situation to them, still preeclampsic and upset, so they said not to worry about my bp right now, so I didnt. I am still on Altace, Norvasc, a diuretic, Celexa, calcium and iron tablets. Fortuneately, my checkup went well and I am all healed. I started to feel better once the funeral was over, and I took my bp this am before I took my meds, and it was 144/89. My doc also said that it sounds like I should be getting my period again in a couple of weeks, which I am glad to hear because my hormone levels should be back to normal again, which means I may actually be beating this thing. I am starting to do light housework again, and am not so dizzy now. I may acutally be able to drive by myself again too!
My baby is doing excellent. She was 5lbs 15 oz at birth on April 1st, and is now 8lbs 10 oz. I had to switch her to a soy formula however because we found out she was lactose intolerant and was gassy and fussy on her old formula. She is doing excellent on the new stuff. [:D]
Preeclampsia has forever touched my life. I know I can never get pregnant again because my doctor said that my body cannot handle the pregnancy hormones, which my doctor said is the culprit for me. I know adopting is an option that we will probably look into down the road, but it still breaks my heart that I can never carry again.