May 12, 2011

Non Stress Test...Almost Admitted...

Sorry for my silence of late, but things have happening here.  I had my first NST test on Tuesday.  I was a little nervous about it as I didn't really know what to expect.  And I was a little ticked off as my appointment was for 10 and I didn't get hooked up until 11:15.  For the hour and 15 minutes I waited, I sat in a stupid hospital chair with my feet swelling.  (My feet have been swelling a lot lately)  Anyway, Little Miss did fine with the non stress test, but then they take my blood pressure.  And that is not good.  So they retest 5 minutes later and it's worse.  They wait another 15 minutes and it's even worse.  139/96.  The only reason I was released is I had a Dr's appointment the next day. 

They also ran some bloodwork and told me if it was wonky I had to promise to come back.  I was ordered home to the couch to do nothing.  JD and I tested again at 7 that night and my pressure was 146/99, but by 10 that night it was back down to 129/85, and the next morning it was at my normal pregnancy level.  Blood work was fine.  But feet are still swollen and seem to never really go down.  

I have no idea why my pressure spiked.  I really wasn't feeling stressed out or anything.  I don't know.  Maybe I was anxious, but not that anxious..!?  Suffice it to say I will not be working much longer, maybe Friday that is it!  I have a ton of appointments now.  Ultra sound growth scan today, Dr's again on Tuesday, and then another non stress test after that.  My shower is this weekend.  My parents are coming today, my SIL and niece on Saturday, so I'm busy enough that adding work into the mess will just make me really stressed.

Too say I'm okay would kind of be a lie.  I'm a little worried about Little Miss.  She hasn't been as active as I would like since all the drama.  They checked her heartbeat yesterday and all the books say that movement decreases at this stage as they run out of room, but I'm still super worried.  Low Papp-A has instances in stillborn.  And that is scaring the crap out of me.  Plus the fact that JD and I have had nothing my terrible luck all the way through out this trying to concieve journey, that I really have a hard time believing we will have our happy ending.  Only time will tell...

C'mon Little Miss stay put for 5 more weeks.  And please God, please bring her to us healthy!

Much Love!

ks

3 comments:

LisainSK said...

KS my anxiety levels are right about where you are at right now too. I find when my bp's spikes like yours do, my little man is not as active either. Not sure if there is correlation or not...but my bp's spike and then are normal, spike and then normal. Been monitoring it for over a week now as I was told the same thing. I hope your levels go below 90 and stay there. Hugs to you KS...hang in there...this big bad roller coaste ride is almost over!

Michelle D said...

Good to hear an update. Sorry it's not a super happy one. Hope BP improves also. Take care and enjoy the shower.

Jess said...

Praying for you and Little Miss. I went through this the last 6 weeks and I won't lie, it is scary!! But it sounds like you are in good care. Trust your instincts and take it easy.