Friday, July 1, 2011

A Dry Run 6/30/2011

Hi all,

Henry & Lisa had a little dry-run to the hospital tonight. Dr. Aziz sent Lisa off
to be evaluated because she had a terrible headache that lasted all day.
This can be a sign of pre-eclampsia, which the docs are on the lookout for.

Dr. Aziz had my labs rushed through, and they were fine. Lisa's blood pressure
was on the low side, which normally would not be an issue. However,
since it has been on the high side, it represented a drop by almost
half. This can cause a headache, but not necessarily. They tested the
baby, and he was fine and happy and very active. The on-call high risk
OB decided to give me medication to get rid of the headache.

A dose of Vicodin that normally puts Lisa on the floor only took the
edge off the pain. The next step would be a shot of morphine. With
the Vicodin in her system, Lisa said she could most likely sleep so they
agreed to let her go home. If the headache is not gone when she wakes up,
it is back to labor and delivery for more meds.

Cross your fingers!

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