Friday, March 6, 2009

33w1d - an evening at L&D

I had a regular OB appointment today, but I was planning to show my elephant feet and see what they had to say.

I pulled off my socks and ended up at the hospital.

My blood pressure was 166/94, there was protein in my urine, and of course, there were my feet. The doctor looked at them and made a face I wish I could reproduce here for you. She said I needed to go to Labor & Delivery right away so off I went.

As soon as I went in, there was that hospital smell and it instantly made me feel sick and nervous. It was okay, though. They put me in a room and hooked me up to some monitors to watch the baby and take my blood pressure over and over. I also had to have a blood draw (wah!) and it wasn't as lucky as the last time. This time I got three sticks before the evil woman got a vein... including one in each hand, which really hurt!

My blood came back okay, so my liver is functioning (always good news). But my BP didn't go down enough and I still had tainted pee. They sent me home with a jug to pee in for 24 hours and I have to go back to the hospital tomorrow for more monitoring. It sounds likely that I'll end up on bedrest, which is better than the alternative: a very early delivery. Hopefully that won't have to happen, but she did say it could.

I guess I'm going to put my elephant feet up and go to bed.

5 comments:

The Gardners said...

Oh Shannon....I am sorry. Did you ever call this week to ask about your feet? Not much longer. I love you.

Kimmie said...

Awww geez, I'm sorry. I'll be thinking about you--make sure you continue to update!

Craig and Kristi Kuehl said...

Hang in there Shannon! Eli needs to bake for a little while longer. It will so be worth all the "yuckies" in the end :)

Rebecca said...

Oh man, now I'm sorry I chuckled at your picture of them that I thought I could relate to. :( I'll be praying for you and Eli.

Angie said...

I'll be praying that the little guy stays put for at least a couple more weeks!