HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

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!
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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby fiona » Fri Oct 03, 2008 00:03 am

Donald, thanks for updating.

I am so relieved to hear your wife has been admitted - and I would fully expect her to be staying put until delivery.

Keep us posted.

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby dkm » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:47 pm

Well, we checked it one more time and it was 139/115 so we called the nurse and she told us to go back to the MEU. We did at around 5pm and after pressures of 181/96, 148/110, 146/110, 148/108, Kristi has been admitted again to the Hospital.

We, literally, just got a room and pressures are 142/102, 144/100, 144/100 as of right now and they simply want to monitor again. She will be doing another 24 urine and they will monitor vitals and BP every 4 hours.

She has had blurred vision and the Doctor in the MEU thinks that if that continues and the diastolic number remains over 100, they will induce soon. We shall see, of course, she won't be here in the morning. We have been told that we will see the same 2 Doctors that let us go home on Wednesday, so that should be interesting.

Just wanted to give an update.

Thanks,

Donald


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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby rebeccac » Thu Oct 02, 2008 04:19 pm

Those pressures do seem high. Some over 150 and 110. Is she going back in? I hope this is over soon for you all and you have a healthy baby in the next few days!

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby panguitch02 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 04:02 pm

Maybe the doctors will consider admitting her for the duration. That way the nurses can monitor the baby closely while squeezing more time out of the pregnancy.

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby dkm » Thu Oct 02, 2008 03:53 pm

They do bloodwork every week and did the urine collection Mon-Wed, all came back negative. Urine came back a couple of times with trace and +2 once, but they said the 24hr was negative.

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby for faith » Thu Oct 02, 2008 03:40 pm

I so agree, those seem so high. I was hospitalized at 150/100 (but I am not chronic). I am wondering if they have done any blood work or 24 hour urine collection to check on these other signs of PE and HELLP??? Just my opinion....if she does have other symptoms and/or overall not feeling well (with my severe PE I swore I had some find of flu), go into to labor & delivery at least get checked out. Sometimes I was there every other day and at least that gave me some peace of mind that things were ok.

Thinking of you all,

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby dkm » Thu Oct 02, 2008 03:25 pm

So, we have been home about 24 hours and Kristi has been on bedrest.

Here are the 6 BP readings since we have been home:

144/107
119/93
143/103
124/96
144/112
153/103

Thoughts?

Donald

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby fiona » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:42 am

Donald,

you've been given some great information and you are clearly asking the right questions of the doctors. Keep it up, keep monitoring your wife closely and don't hsitate to go straight into L&D with any concern.

I am a chronic and my 'go to hospital' BP was 160/106. Diastlics (bottom number) heading toward 110 are very concerning, even in those of us who run high. Please watch out for facial swelling or even something as simple as your wife saying she's 'feeling off'.

I would also ask the doctors how they plan to manage your wife's pressures during labor.

Keep us posted.

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby dkm » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:19 am

They have not checked her reflexes and the pressure does usually go away with tylenol, but is daily, the floaters are less common. We do keep a log of the BPs, but they don't really pay too much attention to them. They have not done steriod shots or an amnio at this point. At the last ultrasound, Friday, the baby was showing at 6.3 pounds. She has been on a weekly appointment for about a month now and they do a NST and/or CST at those visits depending on whether or not she is contracting on her own or not. On Friday, the baby did react negatively to the NST, but then rebounded well.

We called the nurse this morning and they basically said that they have no intentions of moving her induction up before the 22nd, she is 36 weeks and 2 days today and will be 36 and 6 days on Monday when we go back. The nurse said that what they are hoping for is her going into labor on her own. As of Friday, she was fingertip dilated and if she is 2 or 3 cm dilated on Monday, they might deliver.

I am definetely an advocate, but I do feel that the Doctors do not want my questions/opinions. Yesterday, they would rarely even look at me when I asked questions when they were in the Hospital Room. It really irritated me. I am a very business minded man and am very analytical at work and in life, so I don't see the benefits that are outweighing the potential negatives....

Thanks!

Donald

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Re : HBP Advice/Opinions Needed

Postby onesock » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:17 am

Blythe,
I just thought that maybe since she has been on bp meds since 15 weeks, if her doc had given them to her earlier, it may indicate that he is not as against an earlier delivery than it appears.:) Just trying to get into this doc's head :P


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