Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Medical Crisis and a new baby girl

Wow I am so very behind documenting what has been going on.... Last wednesday Aug 7th, in the middle of the night I woke with an excruciating headache. I took some Tylenol and tried to fall back asleep. Bright and early I called my mom and asked her to come over and check my blood pressure. It was significantly higher than it had been, but not critically high. I also checked my blood sugar at that point as well and found that to be very low too. I called the OB doctor and they had me come right in. When I got to the office, they checked my pressure and again it was a bit higher than it had been but it wasn't hypertensive yet. She sent me over to the maternity ward where they could monitor the baby and I. My blood pressure at that point was still ok. However they checked my liver enzymes and some other blood work and that is when things got scary. I was transferred via ambulance (lights and sirens, even though I begged them not to drive too fast) to Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. So Wednesday night they kept me on the labor and delivery floor, with the thoughts that they wanted to give the steroids (for her lungs) 48hrs total to work. I got the initial dose on Wednesday at 2pm. Wednesday night not a whole lot happened, they continued to check blood work every 2 hours, and vitals every 30minutes. It was a very long night. On Thursday morning my labs were really wacky but the doctors couldn't really determine what was causing me to be so sick. At that point they weren't sure if it was pre-eclampsia or something entirely different. I also had some metabolic changes that were very concerning to them as well. Excuse the HORRIBLE picture but this is for memory sake... The delivery story will be next...........

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