Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Guess who has high blood pressure?

At my doctor's appointment yesterday, my blood pressure was a little high for the third week in a row, and there was protein in my urine. The doctor told me to watch out for headaches that don't go away with Tylenol and pain in my upper right rib, I think. If I get any of those, I'm to go straight to labor and delivery because he'll want to run some tests. 

Well, I got a headache at work, so I stopped at Walgreens after to get some medicine. I took it and tried to hydrate myself, but even after the chiropractor I still had a headache. I was nervous I was just psyching myself out: I have a tendency to do that. I asked Cass what to do, and he said I should just call the Dr and let them know that I have the headache but think I might be psyching myself out. So I did, and they decided I should go into Labor and Delivery. 

Cass had work meetings and homework, so I told him to stay home. If anything crazy were to happen, he could get a ride to the hospital, but I was pretty sure they'd just do some tests and I'd be fine and they'd send me home. 

I was mostly right. I had to wait a bit once I got to the hospital, but they finally got me set up with some monitors around my belly and a cuff. The cuff would take my blood pressure every ten minutes, and I guess the two monitors were for baby's heartbeat and contractions. I felt like they kept me on forever, but at least I had my book. They also took a vial of blood and had me pee again. After another while, they said all my tests came back okay, gave me some lortab  and sent me home. 

It was a little scary being in the hospital and not knowing all what was going on, but I was sure the baby wasn't coming then! And even though I was worried at the hospital, I could still hear her heartbeat and even feel her move around a little. So here's hoping I can make it the next few weeks til she gets here and that everything goes well until then! 

1 comment:

  1. I had a blood pressure with Jamison, it was definitely scary! I'm glad it turned out okay for you!