Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Just an update

I had another appointment with my doctor yesterday afternoon. It was a follow up to my appointment last Monday where I was put on blood pressure meds since my numbers were pretty elevated.

For the past week I have taken my numbers and while they are better than they were without meds, they are still above normal range. Once we got to the office, I was told my doctor was in surgery so it would be awhile. I waited about 40 minutes and then finally was told my doctor was back. The nurse took my blood pressure and it was high...really high! What gives! It was about 20 points higher than when I take it at home. Which makes me think, is my machine at home broken? Or, do I have white coat syndrome?

I wasn't nervous at all and I've been sitting for almost an hour, so obviously the high number made everyone nervous. My nurse made me sit there with my legs elevated and the chair back for about 15 minutes. My doctor then took another reading and it went down a few numbers but it was still high. :( Yikes.

Our new plan is that she is upping my dosage, so we will see how it is in another 2 weeks. Since I'm having such issues with my blood pressure we will also have ultrasounds once a month to check growth.

I was wishing, hoping and praying I would be given my anatomy scan yesterday since last Monday we weren't able to do the full anatomy scan...but no dice. Ugh! So, I still have to wait to see what this little baby is. I'll be almost 21 weeks at the time of the ultrasound so there should be no guessing and hopefully the baby cooperates this time.

For now, I'm just checking my blood pressure daily and taking my meds and hoping things settle down. I was told again that preeclampsia is a strong possibility, I just hope I don't go on bed rest before 30 weeks!

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