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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!

Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby dkm » Sat Oct 04, 2008 09:12 am

by dkm (15 Posts), Sat Oct 04, 2008 09:12 am

Thanks!

We are trying to trust them as well, it's just the constant changes that are frustrating to us both. at 36/4, we need a plan that we can stick to. Maybe, I'm wrong.

I'll keep you posted
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby rachelc » Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:43 am

by rachelc (670 Posts), Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:43 am

I'm glad to hear that your wife is being monitored in the hospital. I know that it is a difficult time for the two of you. Unfortunately, pe/pih do not usually allow you to stick to a plan. They are so unpredictable. Of my three c-sections, only one was planned. The others were emergencies. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby dkm » Sun Oct 05, 2008 08:49 am

by dkm (15 Posts), Sun Oct 05, 2008 08:49 am

Pressures yesterday were on average 144/97 with only one diastolic of 100. Looks like we will have an amnio tomorrow morning, if everything comes back ready to go, they will deliver on Tuesday.

We asked about a labor plan, they will attempt vaginal delivery with Mom on Magnesium for the duration. If the baby or Mom show signs of distress, they will move to C-Section.

I'll keep you posted.

Donald
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby dkm » Sun Oct 05, 2008 04:32 pm

by dkm (15 Posts), Sun Oct 05, 2008 04:32 pm

Well, plans have changed. Kristi had readings of 146/104, 148/112 and 156/118 today. Honestly, those scared me to death, so I asked the Dr's when we were going to take Mom's health into consideration and the nurse, PCT also spoke up on our side while they were there as well. So they have decided to move ahead with induction. They began the induction about 1 hour ago.

We are not through the woods yet, but I am glad that the baby AND Kristi's health are now being considered.

We should have a baby boy soon.

Donald
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby rebeccac » Sun Oct 05, 2008 04:42 pm

by rebeccac (761 Posts), Sun Oct 05, 2008 04:42 pm

It's about time!!! Hope the induction goes well!
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby sarab » Sun Oct 05, 2008 04:50 pm

by sarab (2950 Posts), Sun Oct 05, 2008 04:50 pm

Good wishes for a smooth induction and delivery to you and Kristi, Donald. I hope you are posting soon with news of your new son!
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby blythe » Sun Oct 05, 2008 07:21 pm

by blythe (3060 Posts), Sun Oct 05, 2008 07:21 pm

Thanks so much for the update! Those diastolics just give me chills.

How is Kristi doing on the mag sulfate? A lot of us have felt horrible on it, so let her know that's normal (if her nurses haven't already). On the other hand, a few of our members have actually felt *better* on it, so I hope she's one of those lucky ones!

Delivery of the baby / the placenta is the *start* of the healing for Kristi, and I hope she has a quick recovery. Kristi will probably be on mag sulfate 12-24 hours after birth. She will still be at risk for up to 6 weeks post-partum, so keep those "signs and symptoms" handy.

I can only imagine how you have felt the past few days. Great job advocating for your wife and new baby boy. I hope you get a very happy ending with a healthy mama and baby very soon!
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby caryn » Sun Oct 05, 2008 08:24 pm

by caryn (10124 Posts), Sun Oct 05, 2008 08:24 pm

Donald, keep us posted. A lot of us are reading these updates, even if we have nothing useful to contribute.

Good luck to you all.
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby melissam » Sun Oct 05, 2008 08:38 pm

by melissam (3074 Posts), Sun Oct 05, 2008 08:38 pm

Good luck. I hope all goes well. Looking forward to reading the update.
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby heather j » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:04 pm

by heather j (4882 Posts), Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:04 pm

I hope the induction is going smoothly and your baby boy is almost here! Best wishes to you all, and I hope your wife can rebound quickly.

Thinking of you,
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