Actually, it really hasn't been that bad.
Last night, Hubby's family came to visit and we had a little mini Christmas party in my room. This included Tony's parents, his Grandpa, his brother and his wife and their two little girls. We opened a few presents and I shared the Christmas candy that one of my visitors brought in the day before. Hey, at least I was able to contribute something! haha!
Today brought a little bit more excitement to my hospital stay. It seems like every time I say things are stable, something happens to change that. During the night, my blood pressure decided to start climbing. I was just bragging about it staying nice and low, but then my 5:00am reading came in at 155/89. They took it several times throughout the next few hours and it continued to read high.
We did get a few more normal readings, but it wasn't consistent at all.
Sooooo, the doctor ordered a blood draw and they started a 24 hour urine collection. The lab work showed my liver enzymes to be slightly elevated, which was no surprise since they have been now for several months (you can click here to read my previous post about my liver). The 24 hour urine collection involves me peeing into a little "hat" and then dumping that into a large plastic bottle that is kept on ice. The nurses record the amount of urine collected and the time. Then tomorrow morning they will take the big bottle of pee and have it tested for protein in the urine.
As of now, they are thinking I have a mild case of preeclampsia. I am not experiencing any other side effects such as a headache, blurred vision, or liver pain. If it is just a mild case, the plan will still be to continue to next Saturday.
It's weird being stuck in a bed all day. Pretty much everything seems to put me to sleep. We put in a movie, and I am asleep within minutes. I start reading a book, and I fall asleep before reading a full page. I play games on my phone, and the next thing I know I am dropping the phone on my face because I've fallen asleep again! It just makes me extremely sleepy to have nothing to do.
I thankfully am wide awake when I get visitors though! I had quite a few visitors today, which was nice. A few of my clients from work have stopped by. One of my aunts and a cousin dropped by this evening. My favorite visit today was when I got to see my sister and her family though! I have to say that was also the most exhausting visit as well! The boys are very... active to say the least. Oh so cute though. It was so incredibly nice to see all of them. The highlight was cuddling with this little one:
|my youngest niece|
It's still quite a bit surreal to think that in less than a week, we will be parents. I will be a Mommy! Seriously?