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Postby lespsu » Sat Jun 19, 2010 09:45 am

by lespsu (10 Posts), Sat Jun 19, 2010 09:45 am

I was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 30 weeks. Although it was a bit dicey at the end, I made it to 37 weeks on bedrest, almost all of it at home. My BP was hovering around 140s/90s after delivery. Two days after I had our daughter, my BP spiked and my liver function deteriorated. Fortunately, I reacted well to treatment and was able to go home after only a couple of extra days. Our little girl had jaundice and had to stay a bit longer under lights but was otherwise healthy. Hardest thing I have done was leaving her at the hospital :(

I just wanted to say thank you- these forums kept me sane while I was on bedrest and helped me cope with the anxiety about what was happening.

Our little girl is now almost two months old and they were able to wean me from meds this week. My BP at my last checkup yesterday (without meds)- 116/70!
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Re : WooHoo!

Postby sam10 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:55 am

by sam10 (1448 Posts), Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:55 am

Congratulations! Good hear you are both doing well.
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Re : WooHoo!

Postby mnmom » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:17 am

by mnmom (1419 Posts), Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:17 am

So glad the forums were able to keep you sane while on bedrest. We love hearing from our "lurkers" out there! I was actually a lurker for a couple of years before I posted! Sounds like things are going great for you. Enjoy that little one.
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Re : WooHoo!

Postby caryn » Sun Jun 20, 2010 07:37 pm

by caryn (10177 Posts), Sun Jun 20, 2010 07:37 pm

Welcome Earthside to your little daughter!
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Postby tree » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:07 pm

by tree (819 Posts), Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:07 pm

Congrats!! It must be great to be home feeling better and off the meds.
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Postby jmom08 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 00:16 am

by jmom08 (486 Posts), Thu Jun 24, 2010 00:16 am

Congratulations on your little girl & BP going down!! :)
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