Friday, January 14, 2011

Perinatal visit = bed rest (maybe temporarily)

Dr. B's office actually called me this morning at 8:15 and told me they wanted me to get to the Perinatal Unit at our hospital for a 9:00 appointment.  I had 45 minutes to get to the appointment from work down town and was advised that they don't like for people to be late!  I made it on time and J met me in the parking lot.  He was still half asleep, poor guy.  We registered and waited to be called.  They brought us back to a monitoring room and listened to Star's heartbeat for a half hour looking for signs of stress.  She did well and had three accelerations which was required to pass.  Next we had an ultrasound, a thirty minute ultrasound where we looked for significant movements in that time period.  Star made us wait until the last few minutes but she did finally move a few times.  The nurse measured the amniotic fluid and it was 5.3.  Better than yesterday but still borderline.  She called my Doctors office and was told to have me go home and start bed rest.  The nurse called me on my way home and said to schedule two of those same tests I had today weekly until delivery.  I scheduled one for Monday morning at 8:30 and one for Thursday at 4:00.  I can only go back to work if my fluid level increases.  I am hoping it does because I don't want to burn my maternity leave before Star is even here.  I am trying to stay horizontal and to drink a ton of fluids.

We'll see what Monday morning brings.  Of course, being on bed rest...I can think of 50 million things I would like to do, but can't. 

5 comments:

Jem said...

I hope you really take it easy and take good care of yourself!

Life Happens said...

I hope the number increases. Take care this weekend. You should check with you employer to see if your bed rest count towards disability versus your maternity leave.

Good luck with the apt on Monday.

H said...

I hope that your appointment on Monday goes well and you don't have to go on bed rest. Do lots of nothing and relaxing this weekend!

Julia said...

dude, bedrest is the pits. Thinking of wasting precious days at home, on the couch, without baby is really tough but hopefully it won't last long for you. I lasted one day on bedrest and then got in trouble from my doc for being at Target (whoops!) and then she induced me the next day.

Hang in there! Enjoy these last days no matter what!

Alex said...

I know this sucks - it's not what you hoped you do in these last few weeks. But take care of that little one, and stay in bed! Hope it goes as well as it can...