Saturday, April 19, 2014

I have pre-eclampsia :(

Just a quick post. I came home from a 10-day hospital stay yesterday, and my nerves are still a bit on edge. On a routine antenatal check up on 9th April, the doctor found my blood pressure alarmingly elevated and had me sent to the hospital by ambulance. At PPUM, I was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia, which is what I had been dreading. I won't go into details, but the hospital stay was a very trying and scary time.  Rest assured, however, that the doctors and nurses there were very professional and kind. 

Waiting to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. The clinic stuck a line in my left hand.

At one point, I was meant to go home, but then I had a second hypertensive crisis and had to spend three days and two nights at the emergency ward, where they stuck another line in my right hand :(

I am happy that the doctor allowed me to go home for the weekend and that I actually made it home this time. For now the medications are working and I hope I will not have to stay in the hospital again until the time my baby is ready to be delivered. I have a blood test on Monday and a detailed scan + doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I hope all will go well. According to my doctors, I will probably have to deliver my baby prematurely at 34 weeks, which is 3 weeks from now. Please help pray for our safety and that everything will go well.

1 comment:

miss interpreted said...

Oh my gosh I am so sorry to you. Hope that you will get better soon. You're such a strong person, I believe in you!

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