Friday, June 12, 2009
So we have a tentative plan. I am to take it semi-easy. The echo today showed normal heart function and size, that is a good thing. Monday I will have to drive back up to the hospital, see my OB and have a chest x-ray....they are looking for fluid in my lungs, a sign of heart failure. I haven't had any trouble breathing or any congestion, so I am hoping the scan will be clear. I am to stay on the nifedipine for the time being, and will see my OB weekly at most. He said it is day by day now, just making sure that we balance my health with that of the baby. My guess is this will be a schedule c-section probably around 36 weeks to help control the situation and have everyone needed present. If we make it that long with no major effects, I will have an echo following the birth at some point to see what my gradient is, and my guess is we will make a plan then. I hope we can get it down enough that surgery can be put off, or at the very least we can attempt an angioplasty. Fingers crossed.