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Friday, November 18, 2011

Hospital Update #3

**EDITED** My OB talked to my perinatologist, and they said no matter what the results of my 24 hour urine, I AM NOT GOING HOME before baby comes.  They also agreed that pretty much no matter what my 24 hour results are, they plan on keeping the baby in until my bp and/or labs become a problem.

My OB's partner came in for rounds this morning.  Sadness.  It's pretty much 99.9% that I an NOT going home. :(

We won't know anything 100% until they get the 24 hour urine results (like if they are really bad I may be delivering tomorrow), but she said, "Please don't get your hopes up about going home.  I really don't think you're leaving here before you have the baby."  The reason is that even though my bp is still good (128 over 79 today), things change SO quickly with pre-e that you can have great results one day and start having seizures the next so they want me to be constantly monitored.  My brain understands and knows that this is best for the baby (and me), but my heart just wants to be home with my family!!

They already got my lab results from this morning, and those are the same as yesterday so she is happy there has been no change there.

I told her this is killing me because I'm so Type A that I just need to know what's going am I going to have this baby in the next couple days, or will I be here for 2 more weeks?  Again, we won't know ANYTHING until the 24 hour results come back, but I tried to give her some scenarios.  She said that even if the 24 hour results come back bad, since my bp is still low and my labs are good, they will likely keep the baby in until the bp starts to creep up and/or laps start going haywire.

She said 34 weeks is the big number so they want to keep him in until then, if possible.  That will be December 2nd.  At this point, I'm fine with that.  I was hoping to get to 35 weeks, but knowing that I will no way make it past Christmas, I'd rather it be as far away from Christmas as possible.

She did say their goal is 36 weeks for me so we'll see.

Bottom line, she said they will keep the baby in as long as it is both healthy for me and him.


  1. I'm addicted to your hospital updates! My husband tries to talk to me and I tell him "shhh I'm reading!" I'm on the edge of my seat, hoping for the best for you and your baby boy. Sorry that you are stuck in the hospital though, that sucks!! Good time to pick up knitting I guess :)

  2. Temre, have gary get you a feather bed overlay or egg crate cover to help you feel a little more comfortable. I'm so sorry to hear you had a rough night. :(
    I'm praying that you and my little nephew stay healthy!!! Xoxo

  3. I have been out of the loop of blogging with the new baby! I am soooo sad for you and completely understand your heartache. When I was prego with IVF baby last year, I was hospitalized and even though I was there for 3 days and put on strict bedrest it was the longest 3 days of my life. I feel for you and I know how hard it is to be away from your family and little one! Hang in there. On a more positive note I am soooooo excited your having another baby and it is a boy. 1 of each that is such a blessing. He is going to be a strong boy so when deciding a name consider a strong one :) I can't wait to hear how things are going for you and I will be thinking of you!!!! Stay strong and positive.