Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I'm not Toxic!
So, today I had to go back to the Dr. and get the results of my fun Sunday experiment to see if I had preeclampsia/toxemia. My blood pressure was still too high when they checked it today...140/90. Hmmm, maybe because I was on pins and needles to see if I was toxic or not! But, then I got back in the room and the doc came in and told me my toxemia numbers looked good, and I was not going to be considered as toxic. *phew* That's the good news for the day. The bad news is that my blood pressure is still too high...it's what they call gestational hypertension. For normal people, that means I have high blood pressure caused by being prego. They just want me to take it easy, monitor my BP twice a day or so, and go to the Dr. weekly. The Dr. was satisfied with everything else: weight gain, iron levels, Emery's measurements, heart rate, etc...so that is calming. My first question to him was: "What can I do to get my BP down", his smart ass remark was..."um, as long as you have a placenta, you will have high BP". Here I am, actually asking to go on a diet for once, and he tells me it won't matter. Thanks buddy! :) Bring on the Blue Bell...I'M JUST KIDDING. Be ready to read a lot this summer, because there is a good chance that I will end up on bed rest before all is said and done. Anyway, I'll keep ya updated on how everything continues to go.