Thursday, July 2, 2009

Follow-up

I had my follow-up appointment today for my blood pressure and things did not go as well as we'd have liked. My blood pressure was actually higher than it was on Tuesday. After realizing it was high, the nurse put me in a room to rest for about 10 minutes and then came back to test it again. This time it was even higher than the first. She then had me do a urine test to check for protein.


After the results of the test (not sure what they were), she went to consult with my doctor to determine a course of action. It was decided that I needed to have blood work done and a second sterile urine test. They also added an additional doctor's appointment next Tuesday and again went over the symptoms of preeclamsia with me.

My gut tells me something isn't right. I haven't felt right about my blood pressure ever since the L&D visit and I'm glad that they are taking extra precautions to figure out what it is. Baby H. is moving around, so I know this isn't affecting him/her, but I feel out of breath regularly (which, of course, IS common in late pregnancy) and have felt my heart race more times than normal.

Other than that, today was a good day (hair appointment, lunch with mom, dinner with Los Padres)! :-)

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