Just a little update on life right now…
I went back to the ob for my checkup yesterday afternoon with blood pressures that were higher than on Thursday, so the midwife sent me to labor & delivery for observation. My blood test results aren’t abnormal, but some are trending downward, which is apparently bothersome. The protein test was lost between labs for much of the day; when it was finally located and tested, I was told it was normal. I’m confused, however, because everything I’ve read on Dr. Google indicates that numbers over 300 are problematic, and mine was around 380. So I’m going to ask for clarification on that.
They kept me overnight to run another protein test and repeat some of yesterday’s labs, so I’m waiting to hear from them on that. I’m a bit out of sorts because the nurses have been telling me one thing (last night one said she was 90% sure I’d stay the night and be induced in the next several days), whereas the doctor and midwife said last night that they want to send me home on blood pressure medication and get me as far as they can, a plan that makes me very uncomfortable. It doesn’t help that this is the doctor who tried to discharge me while I was in labor with Isla, which is kind of my worst case scenario – the one doctor whose judgment I actually distrust getting to decide what to do with me in a potentially risky situation. I don’t understand why last year she had a healthy mom and baby and tried to get that baby out as fast as possible, whereas this year she has a mom at risk and is trying to keep me pregnant as long as possible.
Otherwise, my blood pressures are all over the map. Mostly, they’ve been staying in the 140s/70-90s. I had a pretty good few hours in the night where it got as low as 123/68! But my most recent pressure – from when I was asleep on my left side – was around 160/80, so they won’t be loving that.
I’m hoping for clarity today, for tests that show clear direction one way or the other. If you’re the praying or well-wishing sort, I’d appreciate any vibes in that direction.