Monday, April 5, 2010

A word you don't want to hear

B-E-D-R-E-S-T!!!

Thats right. As of Friday I have been put on moderate bed rest or "house arrest." It means I can do things around the house, sit up or lay down. I can do a lot of thing around here but I CAN NOT leave!!! So, I am officially off of work until I hear otherwise. The doctors thought being a kindergarten teacher is too stressful for me right now but really I am a bit stressed about just up and leaving my classroom not being prepared for a sub, let alone being ready for maternity leave! So hopefully that feeling will go away and I can relax knowing that my 20 kiddos will be taken care of!!!

So heres the story. I went in Thursday and my bp was a little bit high but since I am now in my 3rd trimester they are now going to treat me extra special (their words). So the plan is, I go in once a week for an ultrasound to make sure baby is growing, has enough fluid, and is breathing on her own, going to see a high risk specialist and, they upped my bp med dosage. My doctor said right now everything looks fine and I have no reason to worry but if ever any of her numbers don't look good she is coming out!!

It was a pretty crazy appointment and wasn't expecting it to be like that at all. I told Ben, this is just going to be one of those quick boring appointments so he didn't need to come and then it turns out it was the most intense!

Before they sent me to the specialist they wanted to get a full round of blood tests and check for protein in my urine so the doctor would know exactly what was going on. On Friday I get a phone call from my doctor and she said that some of my numbers are borderline so I now on bed rest until all those numbers go down. All of these are signs pointing to preeclampsia. Hopefully with the modifications the doctor is making for me and the extra special attention Jacie and I will be getting it doesn't come down to that.

My specialist appt is tomorrow, Tuesday. So I hope to have more answers on to what is going on and what the next step is.

Positive thoughts everyone!!

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