Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby denise » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:25 am

Congrats on the birth of baby Andrew. I'm so happy to hear he (and you) are doing well. Please let us know how you guys are doing.

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Jason (32)
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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby madeleine » Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:17 am

Omigod, Julie, that's wonderful news!!!! Congratulations on the safe delivery of your baby boy, and try and remember to take good care of yourself!!

Madeleine

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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby melissam » Sun Apr 17, 2005 07:18 pm

Congratulations Julie. I am glad that everything turned out fine. Good luck with your new little man.

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Kelsi 12/30/2004 - 1/1/2005 (13 oz) born at 24 weeks due to Severe PE
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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby littleme123 » Sun Apr 17, 2005 04:54 pm

Hello! Well, I never made it to my Monday morning appointment -because I went into labor on Sunday nite! I had thought I was having false labor (all the books and internet said they could be painful!) and called my doc just in case, thinking I would go to the hospital and be sent home. She had me go in and said I am probably having the baby! I didnt really believe her but the contractions got stronger (tho they were irregular so that threw me off) and then it was so painful to where I remember with my last child I asked for the epidural. I got there I was already dialated to an 8 and 1 1/2 hrs later I delivered a healthy baby boy! His name is Andrew Bradley born on 4/11/05, 6 lbs, 14 oz, 20 in and is a true blessing! Not sure if I ever really had PE or not but I appreciate all of your support and advice!!!!! Good luck to all of you!!! :)

Julie - mom of 2 lovely little boys!!!

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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby madeleine » Mon Apr 11, 2005 04:13 pm

Julie -- How were things from today's appointment? Aren't you just about there now?

Madeleine

Miles 9/13/90
Graham 1/6/92
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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby littleme123 » Sat Apr 09, 2005 09:19 pm

My next appt is Monday morning. I will find out my platelet/liver enzyme results, turn in my 24 hr urine sample and do another NST probably. And possibly discuss the whole induction deal depending on my results I guess. Or if my results are stable or better, maybe I will just have to schedule another appointment.

I am hoping my blood pressure wont go up from worrying! ;)

Julie

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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby denise » Sat Apr 09, 2005 06:42 pm

We'll listen anytime Julie! Glad to hear the docs are keeping a very close eye on you and doing all the labs. When is your next appt? Let us know what happens with your next labs and 24 urine. Wishing you the best!

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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby littleme123 » Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:32 am

Well, I am still "sort of" preeclamptic I guess. My urine levels went down, my platelets were going up and then my last urine test went back up (from 220's to 337) and my last platelets could not be counted due to clumping but the lab thought they "looked fine" tho the docs arent buying it since they've been low (the last one was 107 I believe). Two weeks ago I had the liver enzyme test done and that was normal (yay!). My blood pressure has been normal (thank God!). My NSTs have been great. And Ive experienced no other symptoms - which I am so happy about because Ive been so worried!!!! But now that my urine went back up they are still treating me for PE and will be seeing them 2x a week. I am anxiously awaiting my blood work results and will be doing another 24 hr urine this weekend. They mentioned they might induce me next week (my EDD is 4/30/05) and are hoping I dialate a little more (Im at 1 cm). Ive been reading intensively on PE and HELLP and just get more scared with how fast and furious it can come on. I am praying that it never comes to that - and that I dont even really have PE or HELLP - still hoping its all a fluke. That maybe the kidney stones set something off in my body cuz thats when this all started. And its been about 4 weeks (3/9/05) that my levels have been a little "off" and I had the whole kidney stone episode. I am just hoping I dont get worse - that my tests come back better or at least "stable". And also that there is not some other underlying serious thing going on with me that isnt being looked at due to the PE diagnosis.

I just wonder is it normal for the platelets and urine protein to fluctuate like this? My docs arent sure what to think at this point and are being cautious - which I really appreciate - but I would love it if I could avoid being induced next week. :| I should add that I am thankful that Ive made it this far!

Thanks for listening to my crazy thoughts and rambling. Im confused and worried. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

Julie

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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby jenniferh » Tue Mar 15, 2005 09:15 pm

Definitely keep doing your research on pre-eclampsia. Just because you didn't have it with your first doesn't mean you can't have it with your second. My first child, Justin, was born at term - 8 lbs, 9 oz, 21" long. My 2nd child, Gabriella, (born just two years and 1 week after Justin) arrived 2 months early at 32 weeks because of pre-eclampsia - 4 lbs, 3.5 oz, 17" long. Hopefully what you are experiencing is not pre-e, but definitely keep doing the research and be proactive about your care. It sounds like you and your doctors are all doing that already and that's wonderful. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you as well. Please keep us posted!

Jennifer (28)
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Justin Matthew - 12/18/01 (full term, no PE)
Gabriella Rose - 1/7/04 (delivered at 32 weeks due to severe PE)

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Re : Kidney stones, low platelets and high protein in u

Postby littleme123 » Tue Mar 15, 2005 08:54 pm

Thanks for your input, everyone! I am still hopeful! I turned in my 24 hr urine test Monday morning and my doc called that afternoon with the results. Said my urine protein level was in the 420's and said while it was still high that it was good because I was "stable" - but not out of the woods. Then mentioned that maybe my abnormal blood and urine levels were due to the kidney stones (which is what I have been hoping) and that we would see how my platelets are. I get my blood test tomorrow and will probably do another 24 hr urine test this weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed!!! Thanks for listening! :)


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