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by johnsonja83
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: HELP-Swelling
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: HELP-Swelling

The swelling actually got worse, was in my face, went to L&D, they sent me home. That was last Sunday, the 1st. Started getting the racing pulse with panic attack like episodes... they got worse. Went back to L&D on Wed. the 5th... started getting a really bad headache that would not go away. They d...
by johnsonja83
Tue Jan 04, 2011 09:51 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: work leave when pg with pre-e/hellp
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: work leave when pg with pre-e/hellp

I just had to go threw the agonizing task of writing a formal letter to my Sr. Vice President asking for an additional unpaid leave of absence because my FMLA was up. I finally got approval after waiting over a week. I was so stressed!!! Thank god my boss LOVES me and put in a good word... there is ...
by johnsonja83
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Any day now
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Any day now

Not that its a good thing that my pre-e will get bad enough for them to induce me any day but I must say, I am so ready!! Sunday I called the 4 hour nurse due to some facial swelling. Its only been in my feet, legs and hands since then. They of course can not diagnose me over the phone so they sent ...
by johnsonja83
Sun Dec 26, 2010 05:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Can protein levels go down?
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Can protein levels go down?

Absolutley... I have been doing 24 hour protein for pre-e since around 20 weeks at least twice a month and my numbers have been all over the place. My highest at 28 weeks was 430, then it went down below 300 for a month or two and now its back up in the 400's. Its like a roller coaster ride! So glad...
by johnsonja83
Thu Dec 23, 2010 09:44 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: NST's
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: NST's

I have to do weekly NST's also. They like to see the babys heart rate go up 15 points and down 15 points just so they know she is healthy. Some times that takes 20+ minutes of listing to her heart beat. I also get Ultrasounds for growth check every two weeks so I am double covered!
by johnsonja83
Mon Dec 20, 2010 02:13 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: HELP-Swelling
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: HELP-Swelling

I definitely will keep you updated. It wouldn't concern me if it wasn't so noticeable... I know some swelling is normal. Just hard because I've never had a "normal" pregnancy so I'm not sure what is normal and what is not. I'm sure my doctor will check me out pretty good tomorrow. Just hope I'm not ...
by johnsonja83
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: HELP-Swelling
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: HELP-Swelling

I have an appointment with my high risk doctor tomorrow. I am definitely going to mention it to her. I hope with a whole day in bed and lots of watter I will be better, Im so scared they will put me in the hospital again. I would be devastated if I missed Christmas with my 3 year old. :(
by johnsonja83
Mon Dec 20, 2010 08:46 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: HELP-Swelling
Replies: 6
Views: 978

HELP-Swelling

OK, so I am 34 weeks today, woo-hoo, and was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 27 weeks. I know some swelling is normal but I live in Iowa where it is colder then a witches t…. well you know. :) Do any of you know if some swelling first thing in the morning with it being this cold out side is OK? Do ...
by johnsonja83
Fri Dec 17, 2010 04:49 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Diagnosed @ 28wks-Several Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Diagnosed @ 28wks-Several Questions

That's about where I am too. Here's to us making it past Christmas!! :)
I have a 3 year old and she would be really upset if mommy was in the hospital for Christmas.
by johnsonja83
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Diagnosed @ 28wks-Several Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Diagnosed @ 28wks-Several Questions

Hi Laura, I am in a very very similar situation. I was diagnosed with pre-e at 27 weeks and this past Monday I was 33 weeks also. Im almost to the 34 weeks that they doctors set my goal and am holding pretty stable. They said they wont talk about planning my induction either because chances are I wi...

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