Wednesday, November 25, 2009

32 weeks, 4 days ~ A quick update

Thanks for all the support and well wishes I've received. The good news is that (a) my blood pressure has come down since being in the hospital, and (b) all the labs came back stone cold normal, I.e. no elevated protein levels (these tests are more precise than what was done before). So its looking less likely I am developing pre-eclampsia again, at least not yet. Sunflower continues to sound great on the 24 hour monitoring, although I'm learning quickly that 24 hour monitoring and sleep are less than compatible.

Today I will make a decision jointly with my ob and mfm (high risk doc) about whether I will be doing hospital or home bedrest. A lot of people have commented or emailed to say they feel I should not leave the hospital. Of course I will stay if it is warranted and best for me and Sunflower. But from what the doctors are saying, a lot of this comes down to what will manage my anxiety best - I personally am beginning to think I'd be much more relaxed at home. I can do much of the monitoring they are doing at the hospital on my own, and I will have 3 times a week doctors appointments for additional monitoring.
Of course I'll let you know what we decide. I am oh so grateful for all the love that's been coming my way.

14 comments:

angie said...

xo. Abiding with you, Sarah.

Lea said...

Continuing to send the love.... keep us posted!

Julia said...

You know, last year, after landing in the hospital with PTL, I didn't think I would want to go home if they managed to stop the labor. The sound of the heart rate monitor was so damn comforting. But they did manage to stop the labor, and then I did go home. And it was so good to take a shower in my own bathroom, and to lounge on my own couch. Not to say I didn't have plenty of freakouts in the 2.5 weeks between then and the delivery. Just that I understand both choices. It's whatever gets you through the days, really.

Best of luck. I will be continuing to check obsessively. :)

Lindsay said...

You do what feels right to you. Sounds like your healthcare professionals are making sure that you and Sunflower stay healthy.
I'm glad that it looks like you aren't developing pre-e at the moment.
I'm here,I'm praying.
xoxo

Sophie said...

Thinking of you. xx

Tracey said...

Continued love and support to you and Sunflower...

aliza said...

i'm sure you will do what's best for you and soflo and will have lots of support and good care no matter where you are.
xoxo

erica said...

Good news about the blood pressure and labs! Best of luck, no matter what the decision is.

Anonymous said...

Sending lots of positive energy your way. Glad you are being taken care of so well. Nuwie

Sara said...

Glad the labs came back good. Continuing to think of you and Sunflower. Hope for health and peace for you.

Akul's mama said...

Whatever you decide is best for you. You are like teh rest of us - an anxious lost baby mom. I know you will take good care of little sunflower...and do not worry about being a pain...I was when I was pregnant with Akul...but if I decide to have another baby..I will drive all the doctors and nurses crazy...I will persist.

Fireflyforever said...

I didn't get a chance to comment on your other post but I have been thinking about you and hoping good things for you and Sunflower.

I am so pleased the tests are good and wish you peace for the remainder of your pregnancy.

Michele said...

Sending prayers...

Beth said...

thinking of you, please keep us updated.