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Sat here in hospital...

(20 Posts)
Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 04-Mar-16 15:52:50

Eating Oreo biscuits and feeling incredibly sorry for myself. Was admitted yesterday with high blood pressure, protein in my urine and swelling but no clear diagnosis of anything and they won't let me go home! I've had two steroid injections, a growth scan and my BP taken more times than I can count and I am truly fed up. My blood tests came back ok "apart from one" (whatever that means!) and one GP has told me I have pre-eclampsia but the midwives say they haven't been told that. I'm so confused!

Just wanted a whinge-hope everybody is having a positive Friday!

Afreshstartplease Fri 04-Mar-16 15:53:50

Oh dear op doesn't sound much fun, how many weeks are you

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 04-Mar-16 15:56:47

35 on Monday. I thought they'd send me home today too sad

LastOneDancing Fri 04-Mar-16 15:59:55

Oh god OP that's rubbish.

Have they told you why they've given you steroid injections? I hear they're grim.

wonkylegs Fri 04-Mar-16 16:01:43

Oh dear that's a bit miserable. I was admitted for a bleed at the end of my first pregnancy and I was bored stiff.
At least you can eat cookies - this time I've got GD so sweet stuff & carbs are on the banned list. sad

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 04-Mar-16 16:08:40

The steroids are for baby's lungs LastOne-they strengthen them so should I deliver early baby has less chance of complications. I hate to scare anybody but they bloody hurt. I'm not scared of needles either. Apparently it worse than labour (but over faster grin). Worth if though and it's not for me it's for my little bundle!
Wonky all ive eaten is rubbish-sweets and crisps! Basically comfort food. Gd must be a nightmare! I am incredibly bored-my husbands gone home to get me some clothes etc so I'm just sat staring out of the window!

wonkylegs Fri 04-Mar-16 16:53:48

My son came at 36wks and was completely fine. Good that they are looking after you and baby, not so good that the steroids hurt.
I'm expecting this one to come around the same time so only 6 more weeks but at the very latest 9 more weeks (as I'm having an elcs) before I can have that doughnut I'm craving!

lynholmerpark Fri 04-Mar-16 17:04:39

Midwives will want you seen by an Obstetrician to confirm (or not) diagnosis which will be based on blood results and symptoms. They'll probably want to check your BP regularly and I'd expect you'll be having more bloods taken. Sound as though they are doing all the right things OP but appreciate its very frustrating. Afraid it is a bit of a watch and wait thing and says it quietly you might have to be in for a bit longer yet. Have they given you any medication?

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 04-Mar-16 17:38:01

No just the steroids and a blood thinner lyn! If I have to stay in then that's the way it is I suppose it's just frustrating! They are taking good care of us though-I can't complain about the midwives-they're amazing.

lynholmerpark Fri 04-Mar-16 17:59:28

Good luck with it all and glad you're getting great care thanks

CoperCabana Fri 04-Mar-16 18:01:52

I had steroid injections and mine didn't hurt but they made me so hungry I would havegladly eaten my right arm.

Battleshiphips2 Fri 04-Mar-16 18:08:03

I had steroid injections at 23 weeks and they were horrible! I also went red after them. Looked like I was sunburnt for a few days. Your in the best place op. It is boring though! I have had a few stays in hospital during my pregnancy as I had blood clots in my lungs and a number of placental heamorrhages. I had him 2 weeks ago and on the 3rd day was back in the local children's hospital as he was unwell. He had sepsis. Only got discharged at the beginning of this week. I'm grateful for all the care we received but I never want to see another hospital again for a long long time!

OvariesBeforeBrovaries Fri 04-Mar-16 18:10:42

Yeah the steroid injections are grim. DD will be two in April and I still have a big lump in my thigh from one of them!!

Best of luck OP. I had the same as you but at 37 weeks. There was lots of uncertainty until the obstetrician saw me on his morning rounds and declared that yes, I had pre eclampsia and needed induction straight away.

Fingers crossed you're not kept waiting either way too long.

Murphyslaw21 Fri 04-Mar-16 18:18:45

Can u go for a walk around maybe when hubby gets back. Get a wheelchair go to canteen or for a coffee.

I did this when I was in hospital. Gave nurses my mobile number and they would ring if doctors were coming. Or give number to another patient and get them to ring you if doctors are coming. I had about five other patients numbers so there was always someone around. I was in for three weeks but hardly ever on ward. As long as I was not on feet they did not mind

Dixiechick17 Fri 04-Mar-16 20:29:25

Hope all is ok, I also had the steroid injections and they hurt,also had one red cheek for a few days, looked like I'd messed up with my blusher smile

My cousin delivered at 32 weeks and my friend at 34 weeks, both babies are thriving and were out of hospital quite quickly.

bippitybopityboo Fri 04-Mar-16 22:35:11

Hope you're ok champagne! So sorry to hear you're having a rubbish Friday and hope all goes well for you! Let us know and look after yourself smileflowerschocolate

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 04-Mar-16 23:01:46

Thanks everyone! Hooked up to the monitor as we speak. Still not sure if they'll release me tomorrow confused

wonkylegs Sat 05-Mar-16 07:20:55

Hope you are doing ok this morning.

LastOneDancing Sat 05-Mar-16 09:41:04

Any news Champagne?

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 05-Mar-16 16:27:00

They're going to take my BP again in about 20 minutes and provided it's below 150/100 then I can go home! They want me to see my midwife every few days though. It was awful last night because there were a few emergencies on the ward (including my room mate) and they had to move me at 1am to another room. I just can't wait for my own bed!!

Thank you all for the lovely messages and support flowers

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