In the hospital..Updated

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In the hospital..Updated

:eek: Blah. :eek: Yesterday I was feeling pretty ill... thought it had to do with my lactose intolerance though and lack of self control, lol. I started seeing some bright floaters around 10 PM and went to bed with a headache. I woke up this AM feeling fine... got up, took DD to the park, then thought maybe I should go borrow a blood pressure machine from my parents, JIC. So I get over there and take my BP, it was high, like 175/115, several times. I blamed this on the wrong cuff size, since I have fat arms and usually need the larger cuff. But still there was something nagging me so I called my doctor and asked if they could see me for a BP check. I showed up and even with the right size cuff my BP was 175/110 and I was spilling protein in my urine. SIGH, talk about deja vu (different circumstance but same thing with my DD). So, doc says hey, go to the hospital, now. I drop DD at my moms and head here... they get me in a room and my BP is still high... did my labs.. my liver platelets are perfect right now which is good. My doctor is keeping me here though... I'm doing a 24 hour urine draw to check my protein and I got round one of the steroid shots to boost us Lucas' lungs. I'm also on BP medicine now. Tomorrow evening after my 24 hour draw is complete we will find out our next course of action. Most likely scenario is that come Friday evening (48 hours after first steroid shot), Lucas will be born via c-section. The other scenario is that my BP is high just due to pregnancy induced hypertension and we may be able to control it with the meds and bed rest. Of course I hope for that to happen, but I (and my doctor) don't think that's going to happen. I'm 33 weeks 1 day today... I had my daughter due to pre-e at 33 weeks 2 days... and on Friday I will be 33 weeks 3 days. Anyways, wish me luck that everything comes out okay! I'm stuck in bed with no one around so I'll be around posting. I just pray that Lucas is big enough and strong enough to make it without many issues.

UPDATE

So, tonight is baby night. I got the word from my doctor around 8:30 this morning to stop eating and drinking as we will be delivering Lucas tonight, @ 33 weeks 3 days. I don't know the details yet, like how high my protein levels were... I'll have to wait until he comes in to find out. I'll update y'all later... keep us in your T&P's.

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Im so sorry!!! Im so glad you are being cared for but I know this must be very hard for you! My specialist just told me, although they sometimes need care for some things...babies born at 32 weeks and after have the same long term outcomes as full term babies!! He said in studies when looking at intellect and all other areas of life...babies born at 32 weeks and babies born at 40 weeks were the same! I know that wont make the days Lucas is in the hospital and you might not be any easier though.... Sad Im praying for you that the bedrest and meds control the situation and that you are not actually in pre e mode already! Sad (((HUGS))))

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Oh bleah!!! Not good news. I hope you can get it under control and have a few more weeks to bake the baby. If you could just keep him in there 3 more weeks....but I know pre-e isn't something to mess around with. Try to think relaxing thoughts! KUP!

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So sorry to hear this- but good job going with your gut and getting yourself taken care of! I do hope you can control the BP with meds and keep that baby baking for a few more weeks- just to not have to repeat a NICU stay, etc. Will be thinking good thoughts for you!

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We'll be thinking of you. Hope you are able to cook that little one a few more weeks!

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I hope and pray your blood pressure goes down on its own and you can have your little guy later rather than sooner. Take care of yourself and let us know how everything's going.

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Hopefully they can bring your pressure down! Glad you didnt ignore the signs and they got you in right away to keep an eye one you!

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Ugh! So sorry....so so sorry. Stay strong....

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Saying a prayer for you and Lucas. Great call going in to get it taken care of and I hope you make it to full term.

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Good for you for going with your gut and getting it checked out! Hopefully things settle with bedrest and meds!

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in my thoughts & prayers. keep us updated!

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Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this, but I'm so glad you went with your gut and got yourself checked out!! You and Lucas will be in my T&P's!! KUP!!

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I hope they can get it under control!! You are one strong momma!! I will be thinking about you!!

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Your story reminds me when I was preggy with my first and had pre-e. She came 3 weeks early (well, via E-C-section). I am praying for a healthy and strong baby. The floaters are nothing to play around with. During my first pregnancy, I thought it was a "cool" experience but when the doc told me what it actually meant - the "coolness" experience quickly wore off. Bedrest and fluids...please keep us posted!

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Thinking of you and baby! Praying he stays put for a little longer.

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good luck, i hope everything works out for the best.

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How you feeling today, Jaime???

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Feeling pretty decent today... hoping to have a more dependable course of action in the new few hours!

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Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope tests come back in such a way that you are happy with how to proceed. Also, I hope you dont mind but there is a July Mom who has really high protein levels too...I suggested, since you have experience with this, that she might reach out to you. Is that ok?

Good luck today!

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I'm so sorry! I'm thinking good thoughts for you and Lucas.

((HUGS)) KUP!

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wow....good luck, prayers being sent your way hun!!! stay strong!!!

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Good luck Jaime. I'm praying for your baby boy's health as he comes early, and yours.

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Good luck, Jaime! I'll be thinking about you guys today for a safe delivery and strong, healthy baby boy!! When you're feeling up to it, check in and let us know when he arrives!! Can't wait to see pics!

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Wow, Jaime!!! Can't believe he's coming tonight!!! Sending you lots of good thoughts-healthy baby vibes and quick recovery vibes! Looking forward to an update on our first Sunbeam to make it this side!

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((HUGS)) I'm sure this is overwhelming right now. Hang in there! I'll be thinking good thoughts for you both!

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Oh wow. Hoping for the best possible outcome and that he is a strong boy and does great! I know 33 weeks is big enough to be just fine, but the anticipation of another NICU stay must be hard. On the bright side....you get to meet your baby! Wish it could be under different circumstances, but looking forward to congratulating you on the other side. Will be thinking of you and Lucas.

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Thinking of you and your family!!

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Prayers coming your way!

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Been praying all day.

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Good luck, Jaime!! Prayers and good thoughts are coming your way!

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Prayers are sent your way...I read your updated and cried. This has to be a very emotional experience for you. (doesn't help that my emotions are running wild)...healthy baby, come into this world on your Birthday!

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Good Luck Hun. Post when you can!! Thoughts and Prayers for you and your lil boy!!!!!

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I wish you the best of luck and I hope baby is okay. Sending my prayers, I'll be thinking of you.

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I hope everything is going ok. I've been thinking about you and praying!!

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I'm thinking about you and Lucas as well. Hope everything is going well. ~~~~~healthy energy~~~~~~ for both of you!

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Thinking of you and Lucas - hopeful for the safe delivery. Update when you can!

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Sending positive thoughts your way!! Update when you can! I hope Lucas is strong and healthy!

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Hope everything went smoothly and you and Lucas are doing well!

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prayers for you and Lucas!!

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Good luck positive thoughts coming your way (from July 2012)

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Thinking about you........