I’ve been diagnosed with Postpartum Hypertension. The doctor explained that because I didn’t lose hardly any blood with my c-section, I am still carrying all this pregnancy blood while my body is going back to normal. I took my blood pressure 2 days ago and it was 167/92. It went up to 208/118 so I was referred to the emergency room where they did an EKG, blood work, urine for protein, etc…. All results were fine. No eclampsia – Thank God. They gave me something in the IV to lower my blood pressure and make me lose the excess water. I then saw Dr. Bradford yesterday and it was up to 200/100 again. I am now on Labatalol for 14 days and strict bed rest (so I will lose more fluid) until Monday. The medicine is a beta blocker and makes my mind feel a bit numb and tired. Since I need to stay in bed, I may not be able to be online much other than writing family occasionally. Thank God, I took my blood pressure the other day just on a whim or I could have had a stroke. I have had severe swelling in my legs for a week so I’m sure it’s been with me for a while. I’ve had lots to think about these past 2 days. I so value my life more now than ever (family and friends) and hope the Lord will keep me here for some time. : )
I’ll catch up on pictures soon enough….