Doc visit today

well, my blood pressure seems to want to slowly keep creeping up, so my new doc wants me to come every single week now. While I am not happy about having to drive to Logan every week - I am very grateful that Dr. B wants to keep a close eye on us (unlike my crappy docs I had when pg with Thomas- I had severe signs of pre-eclampsia with him, but they didn't ever even seem to bat an eye about it until after my due date - but that is a whole nother story).

It snowed today, so it was my first glimpse of how driving the canyons will be this winter. It took me 50 minutes to get to the hospital from our house. That was during the middle of the day though, so with each visit (since I will have lots) we'll try different routes to find the best way to go.

Every visit I will have a non-stress test, which means I get to sit and watch the TV and relax for 20 minutes and listen to baby's heartbeat while they monitor him, to make sure that he isn't being negatively affected by my rising blood pressure.

Dr. B was debating/pondering whether we would need to start me on the meds to help baby's lungs and stuff develop faster/stronger just in case we needed to deliver early. So far, he says the blood pressure isn't "bad" - YET - but we just can't tell if it suddenly is going to change to worse, if ya know what I mean.

so that is my news for today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope you're able to find a quicker, and safe route to the doctor. I'm sorry that you're having blood pressure issues. But it is reassuring to know that the doctor is caring enough to keep tabs on it. :hug: