Saturday, July 11, 2009

No pictures to share today...

It has been a seriously crazy week. Between starting up my new fabric shop and working progressing on the shop, I also had an appointment at the Hypertension Clinic at the University of Washington.

Everything is going fine and my blood pressure is behaving wonderfully so this was more of a preventative measure than anything else. I had some ULTRAcom cardiac output testing which feels somewhat like someone taking your heart rate and an ultrasound of your throat. It is all very bizarre, at least to me.

Anyways, it was found that while things are progressing well, my cardiac output is a bit high. Basically, that means that my body is working too hard to circulate enough blood, which could eventually lead towards another bout with preeclampsia. My numbers aren't too high, but we are being very proactive and taking a safe approach and starting to medicate now instead of later if and when my blood pressure rises. I go back in three weeks to check on the babe's growth and to redo the ULTRAcom testing to review my cardiac output levels. Until then, I'm in princess mode and taking things easy, resting every day, and being diligent about taking my medications.

7 comments:

Swistle said...

This is so reassuring. I find I've been worried ever since I found out you were pregnant. Delighted and worried.

Nowheymama said...

Good for you for being proactive! Not that I expected anything less. :)

Katy said...

Wow. So good to know that they have some options with prevention.

TicTacTwins Mommy said...
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Mommy Daisy said...

I'm glad things are going well. I hope that they continue to be great!

Ellen said...

Hi there. YES, please take it easy!!! I know that can be a little hard to do, I've been home sick these past couple of days and end up puttering around the house instead of resting up.

wherever HE leads we'll go said...

So glad things are going well. With two kids, resting cannot be easy, but I hope that you are taking it easy.