I'm home! After 48 hours in the hospital, I was discharged at 9:45am yesterday. OMG, it felt so good to go home! But let me recap what all happened before I left.
My urinalysis came back late Tuesday afternoon. The results indicated some protein in my urine, but not enough to diagnosis pre-E. My lab work also came back normal, so my official diagnosis is chronic hypertension. That evening I was started on labetalol, a blood pressure medication. It worked almost immediately!
Yesterday morning I met with another doctor in my practice who talked to me about the dosage of labetalol I'll need to continue to take throughout the rest of my pregnancy. He also said I would be monitored more closely and will probably get one or two more ultrasounds because blood pressure problems can have an effect on the baby's growth.
I also recapped my stay in this week's late pregnancy update.
So, the rest of my pregnancy is going to be loooong and boring! Not like I was doing much previous to being put on bed rest, but the fact that I can't do anything now is tough. At least before I could go spend an hour at Buy Buy Baby or Target to kill some time. Looks like most of my baby buys from now on will be coming from Amazon!