damn it – 34 weeks & hospitalized for the duration

September 27, 2008 at 6:15 pm 6 comments

Well, looks like my luck has run out my friends. This post is going to be really disjointed, I’m so tired and out of it.  I went to my OB appt yesterday knowing things were going sideways because my pressures have been steadily increasing over the past week and the swelling is now in my face and hands so I took A with me just in case it was more than just my usual appt.  My BP was a hefty 150/95 (a huge increase from previous weeks) and I’m spilling +2 protein. Preeclampsia it is. He sent me home to pack my bag and go directly to the hospital. I was admitted right away and I’ll be here for the duration it looks like. I’m 34 weeks today so I’m in a good place and baby is happy (did an NST last night) but I really want a few more weeks. It’s like déjà vu all over again. Same hospital, same nurses, same routine. I’m on BP meds 3x day, hopefully that should kick in soon. My urine last night at the hospital was negative for protein but the nurse said this disease jumps all over the place and these dips just aren’t reliable. I didn’t want A to leave me last night. My anxiety has kicked in and I’m a bit of a wreck. Sweetlove stayed at my in-laws overnight last night so A could help me get settled here and I’m looking forward to his visit this morning. I finally fell asleep around 2:30 AM and awoke at 5:00 AM, hospital beds suck the big one and these plastic pillows are useless for my SPD. We were in such a rush getting here yesterday I forgot my precious pillow fort. There are no comforts of home here that’s for sure. The food is shit. I remember it well and it hasn’t changed since my last stay that’s for sure! I called my mom and dad yesterday – they were at the lake recouping from my mom’s last chemo treatment (she’s in the throws of side effects right now and really weak) and told them what was going on. They were on the road home within an hour, it’s a five hour drive. I hate alarming them like this but she’s excited a new grandbaby is coming and its keeping her mind off the cancer for a bit which might be good? Doctor is thinking a week maybe two if we’re lucky before this baby needs to come out. Sweetlove was born at 36w0d and he roomed in with me and came straight home so hopefully we’ll get as lucky with this one.  Looks like my dream of a VBAC is over too, oh well, I didn’t hold a lot of hope for that truly I knew things wouldn’t go that way. I don’t know how A is going to cope this week with taking care of Sweetlove all on his own, last time it was just me he had to worry about.  Oh well, we’ll manage. We’ve got lots of family around who I’m sure will step up.  First things first, let’s get this baby here safe.  Doc should be by this morning to let me know the results of all my labs and the plan going forward. I’ll update again later. Prayers!!!


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32 weeks sprung!

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tigger  |  September 27, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Ok, lady, this wasn’t what I meant when i wanted an update! You’re not supposed to be in there already! 🙂 Of course, I know if you had your way you’d be resting comfortably at home – I just had to tease you is all.

    I hope A brings you all your pillows so you can make your fort. Maybe he can sneak some decent food in too? Bring you a “bag” of clothes with hamburgers and chocolate hidden in the middle or something?

    *BIG HUGS* while you’re trapped. Post lots of random stuff, keep yourself occupied.

  • 2. tina  |  September 27, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Wow. I can’t imagine having to be trapped in a hospital for that long! I hope time flies for you and you can get some sleep on those horrid beds.


  • 3. jooomam  |  September 28, 2008 at 10:41 pm

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  • 4. Alisha  |  September 28, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Oh Jen! Sorry to hear that this is happening to you AGAIN! Just remember that you’re in good hands and you’re much smarter and more educated about PE than you were the first time around!!! You’re in my thoughts and prayers!!!

  • 5. marty  |  September 29, 2008 at 3:16 am

    I’m sorry to hear this, Jen. I know it isn’t at all how you wanted things to go.

    I am glad to hear that you are in good hands though, and that the doctors are on top of things. AND? I’m so excited to see your new little one!!!

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