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Thanks, K, for updating everyone. Here's the full scoop.
I had to go up to labor and delivery last night after work because my blood pressure was elevated and I had a severe headache. They put me on Magnesium sulfate for 14 hrs to bring down my pressure (I am already on meds for chronic HTN). I've been released on strict bedrest until I see the doctor tomorrow. We will then make a plan. I want very much to have this baby without being on magnesium. It makes you feel so terrible and means I'll be on bedrest at least 24 hrs after delivery. So we are going to talk to the doctor about inducing or scheduling a c/s now, instead of waiting until the bp rises again. Given the choice between two evils I think I'd rather have the c/s than have mag again. At least after a c/s I still feel like me. The mag made me feel like being run over by a truck!
I need prayer for wisdom and guidance and for my potassium to go up. It was only 2.4 last night and if it is not at least 3.0 when he comes I will not be able to have an epidural or spinal. Which means if we have a c/s I will have to be under general anesthesia. I just ate some apricots and drank some OJ (I'm allergic to bananas) and will do more when I wake up.
I'm off to bed now. They woke me up last night for bp, reflex and clonus checks every 30 minutes and I am wiped.
Tamara: hs'ing Christian mom of five here and five in Heaven. Joyfully awaiting Punkin, coming mid-Sept!