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What's Going to Happen Now?

Postby littlebbigb » Wed Sep 26, 2012 09:26 pm

by littlebbigb (19 Posts), Wed Sep 26, 2012 09:26 pm

I am 36 weeks and 2 days. BP keeps going up and they have increased my meds to Labetelol to 300mg bid to keep it around 140/90 on total bed rest. I have terrible headaches.

I have had 3 24 hr urine test that was normal and the first one came back today in the 500's. Platelettes and Liver enzymes have been normal recently.

They are working me in on Friday for an ultrasound and appt with the MD. Are they going to keep me in the hospital or going to send me home with more bed rest? Under what circumstances would they keep me? I live an hour away from the hospital. I would feel more comfortable there.
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Re: What's Going to Happen Now?

Postby Raposa » Thu Sep 27, 2012 06:27 am

by Raposa (85 Posts), Thu Sep 27, 2012 06:27 am

I wouldn't be surprised if they scheduled an induction at your next visit. I was not quite that badly off at 36 weeks and was scheduled for right at 37.

Pack an overnight in your car when you go, just in case, and tell the doctor that you'd feel better staying if that's an option. Whether or not they go ahead may depend on how much space they have open in the L&D area, though, since they do need to keep a bed or two open in case someone comes in who isn't scheduled.
1st son, induced at 37 weeks due to pre-e, born 6/18/10.
2nd son, c-section at 37 weeks due to hypertension, born 1/15/13.
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Re: What's Going to Happen Now?

Postby littlebbigb » Thu Sep 27, 2012 01:28 pm

by littlebbigb (19 Posts), Thu Sep 27, 2012 01:28 pm

Thank you. I was hoping they would keep me. I am packing a bag now.
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Re: What's Going to Happen Now?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Thu Sep 27, 2012 03:30 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Thu Sep 27, 2012 03:30 pm

I agree, tell your doctor you really want to stay, you do not feel well or comfortable going home an hour away. The good news is you are 36 weeks along!!! That is wonderful you have made it this far so chances are they will most likely want to deliver soon! Keep us posted! Bring a book, or nook, music whatever will keep you happy and calm as well, that always helps!
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013
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Re: What's Going to Happen Now? Update

Postby littlebbigb » Fri Sep 28, 2012 05:52 pm

by littlebbigb (19 Posts), Fri Sep 28, 2012 05:52 pm

Good News! Baby has gained about 2lbs over the last two weeks.
BP was in the 140's/90's. I saw my MD's partner today and he said that since the baby was growing so well they would wait until Monday when my MD was back from Vacation to run more labs and set a C-section date. He said that that would be the 37th week and they would be aggressive from that point on.

So... I am not in the hospital, but it sounds like we will have a baby in the next week or so.
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Re: What's Going to Happen Now?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Fri Sep 28, 2012 07:36 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Fri Sep 28, 2012 07:36 pm

Great news sounds good!!!! Im happy for you!! Keep us posted!!
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