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So I went to a regular OB appointment this afternoon and my BP was real high, like 148/105. It's been elevated for a while now and every week they up me on labetalol. So the doc thought it would be wise to send me in to the hospital for some monitoring, and also because they could get labs processed more quickly over there. Well, spent two hours on the machine, baby looked awesome and my BP went down to 142/80's and stayed there. My labs came back normal and a protein dip came back negative. Yay!! I was so happy! Especially because the doc told me to be prepared to spend the night, and I seriously haven't even packed a bag yet. The doctor at L&D told me it's possible the labetalol may just not be my medicine, that it might be better if I were to switch to another type. I have to collect a 24 hour urine and go back for another hour or longer worth of monitoring tomorrow night. They will process the 24 hour collection while I'm there and as long as everything is under 300mg I will get to go home and continue to bake this baby for a little while. If not, it seems like we will be having a baby this weekend! Last week my 24 hour collection was 227mg and two weeks before that it was 170mg. So it has been creeping up a little. Hopefully it won't be too high tomorrow, because I'd really like to hang on to this little guy for another week, as much as I want to meet him, I want him to come home with me.
Mommy to Isaac 8.1.07 Gabriel 7.2.09 and Samuel 6.15.13
Angel Babe 9-16-2012 5wks