Monday, May 4, 2009

Doctor Appt Today & More

I did not exactly get good news at my appointment today. My blood pressure was elevated at my last appointment and again today. (150 over 100 something)So, my Ob asked if I have had any headaches, I answer "yes" he asked if I have had any swelling, I answer "yes, in my legs and feet and sometimes in my hands" He looked at my feet, ankles & legs and squeezed them and said that they were not really swollen, I tell him that the swelling is usually in the evening or morning. Generally, I just prop my legs up and Kevin will rub my feet and legs and the swelling will subside. Anyway, he had more blood drawn to check my kidney & liver function. He thinks there is a small possibility that I may be getting preclampsia/toxemia. So, I will find out the results of that test when it comes in. I have another appointment on 5/18 (my step dad's birthday) and will have another ultrasound to check on baby, fluid, etc and also have a stress test & probably another kidney/liver function test. I asked what the worse case scenario was and almost fell off of the table (literally) when he said "stillbirth" I have a wonderful OB and I know that he is on top of things. However, have to admit that I am a bit nervous. Of course I do not want to have Cody early. So, as long as my liver/kidney function test comes back half decent, I will not have to go back until the 18th. My OB definitely does not want Cody to have to come early, especially not any earlier than absolutely necessary. So, please keep my little bug in your prayers. I can deal with my own issues, but my little bug is too small yet. So, please pray that I do NOT have preclampsia/toxemia and that I am able to carry my bug full term and that he is born healthy and screaming.

I recently "met" another mom to be online. As you all know, I love children with Down Syndrome and hope to be a mom to one or more children blessed with DS before too long. I found this blog while browsing for DS blogs. Reading her blog makes my heart feel good. She and her husband are expecting their first baby in August and he has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. They are naming his Elijah and are so in love with their little boy. It does ones heart good to know that this little boy is being born into a family that loves him for him. I needed to find her blog if that makes any sense at all. I have heard several people at my high risk ob's office talk about terminating their pregnancies when they get confirmation of the diagnosis. Eli's family also loves dogs, so that is another selling point,lol. :O) You can visit their blog at


  1. I just said a prayer for you and Cody. I will continue to pray for both of you.
    God Bless,

  2. Definitely praying for you and your little bug!
    God Bless!

  3. For all of the wonderful god sent readers of this blog, this is Christy's mom and I just wanted to thank each of you. If I had a choice between a million dollars and your prayer's I would take your prayer hands down. They have helped to keep my daughter and my grandson safe by God's grace for 30 plus weeks now, and there is no price I can put on that.

    Thank you all so much...God Bless......

    Carol (aka Mom)