I was swollen, like I've been for awhile.
And in case you were wondering, my doctor knew I was swollen.
But with perfect blood pressure, there was nothing to worry about.
We were monitoring it.
As long as my bp stayed down, the swelling was normal.
Not comfortable, but normal.
I was up a lot with a headache.
Tossing and turning, but let's be honest, I've been doing that most of this pregnancy, so no big deal.
Friday was a big day at work.
Like one of my biggest of the year.
And I can't tell you that I love my job, but I can tell you that I take pride in what I do.
In other words, on an important day like that, pretty much nothing could make me call in and
let everyone at work down.
I knew I felt awful Friday morning and once I got out of the shower, I realized that I just
couldn't go to work.
My head hurt so badly that I could barely open my eyes.
I've never had migraines before, but it was obvious that I had one.
So I called in....and slept the ENTIRE day.
And still felt awful.
And then I repeated that on Saturday.
We went to the girls' volleyball games on Saturday because there aren't that many of them so
I would hate to let Kate down by not showing up.
Do you realize how often they blow a whistle at a volleyball game??
I'm here to tell you that it's A LOT.
Like a lot, A LOT.
Sunday was worse.
I didn't sleep. Time was seriously ticking by and I had no idea what to do.
I couldn't eat, I couldn't see straight. It was just pretty miserable.
But to me, I just knew I had to tough it out.
Being pregnant is not easy, especially for me.
For some reason, I just don't do pregnant well, so I figured this was just another day.
FH kept checking on me all throughout the day on Sunday, since I was in bed.
Finally around Sunday afternoon he came in from cutting the grass and I guess he just
realized that I was going downhill.
He wanted me to call the doctor.
My face was so swollen at this point, that my eyes were almost swollen shut.
My neck had rolls, like swollen rolls.
Basically it was not your average swelling.
Hands and feet, even my legs have been constantly swollen.
But my face looking like I had gotten attacked by a swarm of bees was a new look....one that was not
working for me.
The doctor told me to come in and get my blood pressure tested.
And she said that if it was fine then they would just send me home with some migraine medicine,
no big deal.
So of course I thought, no big deal.
We left the house with just that thought, we would be right back.......
My mom met us at the hospital and as soon as she saw my face she was in shock.
She had seen me the day before too so she had something to compare it to.
It was bad.
The nurse took my bp and thought her machine was messed up.
I'm not sure what it read. I was alone and freaking out.
Then FH came into the room and it read 215/110....or something along those lines.
Out of control.
She immediately told me they were admitting me.
And we were in shock.
We just wanted my headache to go away, not an overnight stay in the hospital.
And then my doctor told me that I would be at the hospital at least until the baby was born.......
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