by dja (895 Posts), Tue Nov 27, 2007 00:41 am
Chris - I just wanted to add my voice here. The labile BPs are worrisome. I had labile BPs plus "the headache" about a week before I had to deliver my daughter at 21 weeks, 5 days. With various trips to labor and delivery, the nurses kept telling me it was too early for PE, and the urine test strips showed no protein. They could always get my high BP to go down, then sent me home. It was a very dangerous situation as my BPs kept climbing and I ended up with liver problems. I found that my judgment was impaired - I was suffering from severe swelling, including in my skull. Even when I had excruciating pain in my ribs and chest, I told my husband we should wait to go to the hospital until morning - I wasn't in my right mind and I was terrified, so please be aware that this illness can affect a woman's judgment. Keep us posted. I hope you can get a little more time for the baby to stay "in".