Friday, June 20, 2008

A little scare

So, at our baby appointment last week, I was told to keep track of my blood pressure. Every time I go in to the OB, my readings are high, so they have me lay down on my left side and then retake it. The second reading is then acceptable. I took my BP Wednesday night, and my reading was super high. I took it again first thing when I woke up Thursday morning, even higher- and then again at work mid morning, it was the same. The triage nurse at my OB office told me to go to the maternity triage at Phoenix Good Samaritan right away. (Good Samaritan is where I will be delivering because it is the only hospital in the valley that is equipped for high risk pregnancies) So there I laid for 3hrs while they continuously checked my BP and took blood for testing. They came back and stated that I do not have pre-eclampsia...thank least for now? With such high blood pressure already, I need to watch if my hands, feet, or face suddenly swells (among other warning signs). So they sent me home and to keep my appointment next week with my OB. I'm a little frustrated and nervous knowing that I am just sitting here with super high blood pressure. (for example 151/103). Tyler decided last night that I would go to work today IF my blood pressure was normal. It was 145/103 so I stayed home and had to lay down all day. But at least my blood pressure is better having stayed flat all day. We will keep you all posted!

1 comment:

  1. "high-risk pregnancy" gets you worried already. last thing you need is more worries. i hope they gave you some things you can DO to help your BP stay within range. i wish i could give you some advice, sorry.