Friday, July 10, 2009
At my doctor's appointment last Thursday my blood pressure was up again, for the second week in a row, so the nurse practitioner who I was seeing decided to send me over to the hospital for what was supposed to be 4-5 hours of blood pressure monitoring. 48 hours later, I was released from the hospital on strict bedrest until the end of my pregnancy! So, the past week has been an interesting one. My blood pressure went down while in the hospital and has stayed at a reasonable number since I've been on bedrest. My discharge orders from my doctor at the hospital were bathroom and shower only. The rest of the time I should be laying down. But, at my follow up appointment this past Tuesday, the nurse practitioner gave me slightly more lenient rules. So, I'm confused now and trying to stay somewhere in the middle of the two instructions, but definitely more on the safe side, because I want to keep Luke in here and safe as long as possible. I've had lots of visitors and lots of good meals cooked for me and Tommy, and Tommy has been absolutely wonderful. So, everyone, please keep Luke in your prayers and hope that he stays cooking at least until 37 weeks! My next appointment is Wednesday the 15th, so I'll try to get on and update again.