Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Development

Alicia got a call this morning from the hospital about her results from her 24 hour urine and blood tests. They want her to come back in today as soon as she can to monitor her. They are concerned that she has or is developing preeclampsia. She had this condition with Christian.

According to www.preeclampsia.org:

"Preeclampsia is a disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects both the mother and the unborn baby. Affecting at least 5-8% of all pregnancies, it is a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine. Swelling, sudden weight gain, headaches and changes in vision are important symptoms; however, some women with rapidly advancing disease report few symptoms."

Alicia’s mom headed up to the hospital around 9:45 to be with her and watch Christian since they want her to be monitored for 2-3 hours. I told her that as soon as she knows anything to call AND don’t do a C-Section until I get there!

I’ll keep you posted

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