Originally posted by sweetiesuzy
Have you had a 24 hour urine done recently? Any blood work done or ordered? I would request those things as well. Bedrest would be a really good idea in my opinion... yet I know how difficult that can be when you have other children.
No, he hasn't ordered any tests. It sounds like he is going to do a hand-off to the Perinatologist. Ironically, I gave my wife a gift certificate for a 4D ultrasound that is scheduled for tomorrow, so at least we will get to see our little girl and know that she is ok. She is still moving and kicking, so no serious worries yet.
It will be interesting to see the difference in care from the Perinatologist. Our OB's response has always been to put my wife in the hospital, keep her in bed until 38 weeks and then induce. He would occasionally do a urine test for protein, but not a 24 hour test.
As for the other kids, it is going to be interesting. I talked to my mother today and she is willing to help on weekends. My oldest daughter is in school, so she just needs a ride in the morning and in the afternoon. She is very helpful and could help "hold down the fort" until I get home. My 3 year old son goes to preschool Tuesdays and Thursdays for half the day, so that makes the schedule interesting. My 1 year old daughter is at home.
We have already had people from Church and our neighbors offer to bring us meals at night. That will really help. We have never had this kind of support before so while it is still going to be hard, I am starting to feel like we can make it work.