Saturday, May 30, 2009

A hospital stay...

Well the past few weeks I have felt increasinly tired and have had headaches. The OBGYN has noted my blood pressure is high, but was waiting to speak with a physician. Then I started having palpitations. At first I tried to convince myself it was just anxiety, but it persisted and after 4 days I went to the GP who diagnosed ectopic beats and commented that my blood pressure was too high. Long story short... he spoke with the physician and I was admitted to hospital yesterday morning. I am now on 3 tablets a day for my BP which seems to be helping and at this stage there doesn't appear to be an evidence of pre-eclampsia (probably too early) and so I have what is termed essential hypertension. In addition my blood tests revealed gestational diabetes - so I am on a restricted diet and BSL monitoring until the baby is born.

I was coping well with all of this information until the doctor mentioned I would probably need to go to a large tertiary hospital for the birth of the baby so he can be admitted to NICU. Just those words were enough - so last night was not a restful one. All I can hope at this early stage is that my BP remains well controlled and that I am able to stabilise my BSLs.

I keep reminding myself this is a different pregnancy and that last time there were different complications. I suppose I had just hoped for a complication free pregnancy. So lots of appointments this week! BUT the best appointment will be on Monday when Kev and I get to see our baby on ultrasound again... I can't wait.

Lisa xx


mummyof5monsters said...

i hope everything goes ok for you, enjoy some bed rest:)

Jenn said...

Hi Lis!
It's times like these that the distance between us seem the biggest. I wish I could just pop over and give you a reassuring hug, help you with the boys, and be there for a shoulder for you to cry on (and for me to cry on your shoulder!)
I don't know much about the medical side of things (you would know alot more!!) but you do need to keep reminding yourself that this is a very different pregnancy and very different circumstances. try not to worry too much xxx
I am praying for you my beautiful friend
Love always
Jenn xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa..
Just want you to know, You & your lovley family are always in our thoughts, & prayer's..If it's of any help to you, I had exactly the same, with Scott's pregnancy, & he made it to the full term, even though it wasnt easy , with a few stint's in hospital etc..
Wow, Monday ...hope they confirm bub's sex this to you all...Auntie ( M ) ..(*.*)

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Jenn. I wish you were closer too.

Lisa xx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Lisa. xx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Auntie M,
Just hoping the hospital visits are few and far between. I miss my 3 boys too much,
Lisa xx