So, I had another Dr. appointment today, and thought I would share our progress.
I dropped my urine sample off at the lab before my appointment. I didn't realize that they had to register me and get me all checked in just to take my sample. Who would have thought? They were very nice though.
Then, I headed to my Dr.'s office. My standing heart rate was a little better, but still too high. So, the nurse had me lay on my side for awhile and then took it again. It was normal!! Little did I realize that this change just makes a better case for bed rest. We listened to Jaxson's heartbeat, and it was good and strong. 165. He kicked her too - haha! Little stinker!
Dr. said my blood work came back fine (praise God!), but that he wasn't sure what he was going to do with me just yet, and I probably wouldn't like it. When he came back, he said that he would like me to work at home. I asked if I could go in for a little while each day, and he said for a few hours max, but that I could work the remainder of the day at home. If I come back next week and have not improved - no more work. So, I have to do a good job of staying still and not getting worked up, which is not easy at my job. Not even a little.
The Dr. office should call this afternoon with my urine test results. I need to be reclined at a 45 degree angle, and always with a towel rolled up behind my right hip, making me a little lopsided. This will help with blood flow and to decrease my blood pressure.
He gave me a prescription for a blood pressure taking thing, and I am supposed to take it 4x a day. If it gets over 140/90, I have to go to the hospital.
I go back next Wednesday at 10:30AM to see where we go from here. I'm very lucky to have a wonderful boss that understands what I need right now. I am going in tomorrow at 1PM to meet with him so we can figure out what we should do next.
Would you mind saying a prayer that we continue to do well, and for strength for me to obey the rules and stay still and calm? I feel overwhelmed, I wasn't ready to leave work yet!
Thank you all so much! Your prayers and kind thoughts mean so much to me!