Saturday, May 14, 2016
Its been a crazy last few weeks. I've been more swollen and my blood pressure has been going up so they put me on blood pressure meds and started me on an in home antenatal care program. I was hoping I could have these babies at 36 weeks the latest but because my platelets are so low they put me on prednisone to try to get them higher so is can have a spinal during my c section. The prednisone initially worked and they went up to 73 then 7 days later it went down to 62 so now I'm having to do IVIG to get them back up, which will takes like 8 hours. So now it looks like I'll be having them on my scheduled c section date of June 2. I guess it's not a bad thing but man my stomach is hurting so bad because I can feel it stretching. These babies are big. I sure hope this works.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
I wasn't feeling well yesterday and I had high BP all day the previous day and again yesterday so I called my OB's office and told them how I was feeling and they told me to go to the hospital. I went and my BP was even higher ( maybe white coat syndrome lol) so they gave me BP meds to lower it and I've been fine since. They checked my platelets and they went up to 73 from my Thursdays blood draw of 69 so they sent me home. The swelling in my legs have gotten really bad and my hands and face are swelling too. I pray it doesn't get any worse and hope I can at least make it to 36 weeks.
Then today I went to see my OB and she was surprised that they sent me home and especially with out giving me the steroid shot for the babies lungs because she thinks I'm slowing getting preeclampsia again and it's just a matter of time so she sent me back today (apparently the hospital is the only place that will administer the shot) to have that done and I have to go back tomorrow for a second round.
Aside from all this the babies are doing great! The boy is weighing in at 5lbs and the girl is weighing in at 4.5lbs so not tiny by any means.