Monday, September 13, 2010

First OB Triage visit

I thought maybe I could make it longer than 24 weeks and 2 days, but I was wrong. This baby had other plans. I am sure this will be my first visit of many, but when you have best friends as OB nurses who make you feel normal and encourage me to be safe vs sorry, I bit the bullet and came in. Plus the Dr that was on call suggested I do the same.

I woke up Sat morning with a splitting headache, but since I woke up out of my sleep when Chris got home, I chalked it up to sleeping funny. I had another hour and a half to sleep before I had to go to work, so I went back to bed. But when I woke up, and my headache was still there, I reached for my BP cuff first thing.
125/93
Instant panic. Why? Especially when I was resting.
The diastolic was above 90. So I took a Tylenol, laid on my left side for 15 mins, called work saying Ill probably be late and text my friend asking her thoughts on coming in. My BP came down slightly but my headache wasn't budging. I started to get ready for work, and I took my BP again and it was back to 90's diastolic.

So with my Dr aware and OB triage waiting for me, I made my first trip in. I think I was around 24 weeks with Nolan when I made my first trip, so add that to the anxiety and I felt like I was starting the chain of events all over again.
Long story short, my BP was elevated. PIH labs were drawn, baby was monitored and I spent 3 hours in OB triage. My BPs slowly came down along with my headache but went back up with excursion, so I was sent home to rest since my PIH labs all came back normal.

I know I did the right thing, I would rather be safe than sorry. I have good Dr's and great friends who also keep an eye out for me. I'm sure it won't be the last visit to OB triage I have in the coming weeks.

I still have the killer headaches that get worse when I move, but Tylenol is all I can take since we don't want to mask "the headache" that accompanies Pre-e. I'm just happy I checked out normal, once again.

14 comments:

The Adventures of a Blondie Mommie said...

I will be praying for you! I've been reading your blog for awhile now and I feel so much for what you've been through. It must be so hard to sit back and enjoy this pregnancy with everything that's hanging over your head. I'm crossing my finger and toes that your baby birdie is going to be born healthy and strong!!

Holly said...

I do hope that you don't have to have another visit. Praying for you and your little one!

Lauren said...

Glad you were safe than sorry. No more trips to the OB Triage, okay?

HUGS!

I'm Just Sayin' - Kerri said...

You are in our thoughts. I'm sure Nolan and Charlie are watching out for you and your little one.

Katherine, Jerrod and Elizabeth said...

Glad you are okay. Still praying for you.

krousehouse said...

You go every time you think anything is off! Don't hesitate! Always better safe than sorry. I was on a first name basis and had a standard room they put me in by the time Charlie arrived. I'm thrilled all is well.

Pamila said...

Praying for you! I got so worried when I saw your post. I am glad all is well! Hugs!

Lisette said...

Praying for no more visits. I am glad you went in and are surrounded by so many people who listen and care for you so well. ((HUGS))

Lara + Chris said...

I'm glad everything is okay! I constantly think about you and baby and hope you get to stay away from the L&D unit for a long time!

Dana said...

I agree, better safe than sorry. No one will think anything of you just making sure that everything is fine. I'm glad that everyone was so responsive and you got checked out so quickly.

Praying for you!

Lori said...

I'm glad you went in and even happier that your labs came back ok. I am trying to be as normal as I can (and I was kind of glad my doctor today told me I could be way more neurotic, so that made me feel nice!) but considering I got pre-e AFTER I delivered Matthew, that's one of my big worries. I also worry about UTIs because I had one with Matthew and I had NO IDEA--no symptoms at all, so I made a deal with my OB to test regularly, whether I have symptoms or not and lo and behold, today, I had to get a prescription for one--there's no, no, NO reason not to choose safe over sorry.

So hoping for no more visits to OB triage for you....

croleyc69 said...

Praying for you and your little one.

Caroline

Brie said...

Ahh, Ash, I'm sorry miss. I was hoping that you'd have smooth sailing with no "scares" this pregnancy. I am really glad that despite the cautionary trip to triage, you are doing okay.

Jayme said...

Relax! I know, I know, way easier said than done!! Headaches always freaked me out, I always assumed it was impending doom. I think that lead to my BP rising... because I then went into freak out panic mode.

Usually going in and getting checked like you did cured my headaches- once heard my labs were fine anyway ;)

I think I was actually RELIEVED when they admitted me, because that meant they were worrying about every sign and symptom and I could just lay there and relax.