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Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:35 am
by ebonymama
thanks Sam.....

fingers cross cause i know these i next few weeks is danger zone....

gosh i freakin out every few hours checking pressure.....i'm getting late 130's-140's over late 80's with a few 90's in there....

i forgot to mention last week that no protein was seen in urine at ....i forgot to ask doc if they gonna check for urine in blood stream....gonna ask on Thursday....

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 09:26 pm
by sam10
yay! and I am so glad you will be seen weekly from now on. fingers crossed for uneventful weeks ahead :D

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 08:51 pm
by MomTimesThree
Woo Hoo!

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 07:54 am
by ebonymama
hello all,

sooo extremely blessed today.....i here to update after week 32 public appointment yesterday.......

did growth scan ultrasound and it went pretty well.....baby measuring a week and some ahead....i was soo worried about that....thank GOD....and averaging 3-4lbs.....they measured 2223g.....longitude in position..head downwards...

my meds stay the same and they did indicate i wont carry on beyond full term.....so in faith baby coming next month.... :D
i am required to come in weekly now.....so have another apt next week....they collected bloods again for ....blood count, liver and renal function....in 2nd tri it was good.....so we will c how that goes.....

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 05:07 pm
by MomTimesThree
So glad you're still hanging in there! I also wished I could just sleep away until delivery!

Continuing to keep all crossables crossed that you make your 37 week goal! :)

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 03:13 pm
by ebonymama
hey all,

so i'm back to update....

so from the last post i mention the docs put me on lose does aspirin

so i'm just about two weeks or so using it and i do see a difference but for a time

so i mentioned before that i'm on my regular bp pills every six hours....so when i take the aspirin (regular 81mg lose dose aspirin) with morning dosage..i get like 110's /60's and then it slowly goes back up to the regular 120-130's /70's and 80's as the day progresses.....but thats a good thing right?? i take my pressure readings every 4-6 hours...

so at this time i'm at 31+ plus weeks .....i have a public appointment and ultrasound just about a week from now.....
i jus wanna get to 35 weeks so that will be two weeks prior to full term.....i don't think they will keep me for beyond full term....so i'm hoping to be induced at around 37 weeks....

i wish i could jus go some place and sleep and wake up and its 37 weeks....lolzzzzzz.....

i'm so worrisome and want the baby out alive and i'm alive to experience baby....

so after the appointment GOD'S willing amma update....

to caryn: they monitor baby by doing regular ultrasounds with doppler.....i think as i come closer to full term...they'll be doing regular NST's as well...

bye for now folks

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 00:35 am
by caryn
Sounds like you're tolerating it all pretty well. I know how nerve-wracking these second pregnancies are - you sound remarkably calm but I'm sure you're scared.

Will they be able to monitor the baby with ultrasounds as you get closer, or is that not an option for you either?

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 01:30 pm
by ebonymama
hey everyone,
so i manage to have my public appointment on Thursday...and it went well....

no trace of protein was picked up however, doc now added lose does aspirin.....i'm wondering if that will be effective now...at 29+ weeks
i will record my bp levels this week and compare...these are scary times coming up here....

they wanna c me in three weeks for follow up and ultrasound....i hope i make it to then...
yall say a prayers for me

so my meds are now 500mg of methyldopa/aldomet every six hours, 20mg of nifedipine once a day, and 81mg of lose dose aspirin once a day...together with the usual calcium, folic acid, omega 3 6 9, pre natal vitamins, iron, vitamin d

bp readings are 120's/130's over 80's with some 90's in there....occasional 70's and 60's

so at the end of the week amma come and let yall know if the lose does aspirin is doing anything...

yall keep good

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 02:51 pm
by ebonymama
hello everyone,

happy new year to all...

so here i am updating.....well as of from my last post...i did had that anomaly scan...everything was AOK....
had GTT test and that was AOK as well...a growth scan was done... and that was AOK....

i am now 29+ weeks....i have to go for check up on Thursday, Jan 30th...and then another ultrasound two weeks from there or sooner....

bp meds still at full strength methyldopa/aldomet ....2000mgs daily and 20mgs daily of nifedipine.....(i rather slow release nifedipine than extended release which the public hospitals issue)

bp holding steady at 120's-135/70's, 80's ..i get some 90's in there from time to time....i praying it will hold steady like this until at least 35-36 weeks which at that time i will nearly be full term....

i'm also keeping sodium less than 1000mgs daily

there is an injection that they administer to develop baby's lungs....i hoping to have that done as well...
the public hospital is saying no risk detected as yet so not for that yet...my private OB sent me to private hospital to get it done...

i forgot to mention a trace of protein has been picked up now...
when i go on Thursday i will watch for that too
no swelling or blurred vision

thanking GOD so far..

so i'm hanging in there...

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 01:11 am
by armia741
I wonder if in my country they administer that labetalol that all u ladies are on and seems to be working fine?