Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Oh the saga

I'm back the good news baby Bosley is fine and loves to suck his/her thumb doing it several times through out the ultra sound. The biggest difference is Senior Pickle has apparently learned to dance (lets just say when the ultra sound started all we saw was the top of a tiny head that was spinning in place, pan down and he/she is running in place (I nearly peed my self with laughter). This baby is a never stops moving and is always doing something funny!

The bad news it is in fact Psuedo Tumor Cerebri and my pressure was high again. The LP went fine. The night that followed was hell. My back began shooting pains around my back and down my legs. My blood pressure dropped and I began sweating and was unable to breath. I was give oxygen and medicine to stop the pain. This pain they believe was caused when a nerve was hit during the LP. It should wear off in a few days. The big fear was that all the cramping and pain may have caused a miscarriage (which we were told was a possiblilty along with blindness if the LP wasn't given).

Doctors came and went all day large hoards of them. Finally I declared I was leaving. After much thought they decided that yah there was nothing they could do for me. Since they aren't sure what can be done for be but to wait until the baby is big and strong enough to deliver and then I go into surgery to have the shunt placed again. Yet again shortly after the birth of my child I will go into the hospital and miss those first few precious days. Diamox maybe prescribed again but I have had bad luck with that medication so it may be LP's every few day/months? Right now they don't know and I am not pushing my luck so I am heading into prescribed bed rest and my poor family will have to learn to work smoother when I can be up out of bed.

Please pray for the Bosley we are in for a long few months! Yes we are still planning to come home but I may be at the mercy of my dear sweet mother. Because more then likely I will be still on bed rest. If you want to learn more about my condition click on the words Psuedo Tumor Cerebri here or above

4 comments:

JBTW said...

I'm glad to see you're feeling a little like yourself again -- posting for all to see. (Not that your hubby didn't do a fine job while you were unable... but I prefer having a little 'contact' with you my dear!) You are definately in my thoughts -- you know how important you are to me! Here are some virtual 'Hugs & Kisses' & 'Jumps on Your Head' (to wake you up -- cause I know how easy sleep can be for you!)!!! I shall keep thinking happy thoughts & hope to see you soon. XXXOOO^^^ (Those are the jumps "^^^" on your head.) :)

Anonymous said...

Sweetie... I am glad you are home and that the baby is fine. Follow the doctor's orders... I know how stubborn you can be. I love you and miss you and am thinking about you and praying for you everyday. Will... you take really good care of her.. not that that would ever be in question. Stay strong darlin....

Suzer said...

I hope your mom likes company, cause there's no way you're getting out of seeing me just 'cause the Dr. prescribed something silly like bed rest (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). I'm so glad that you and dancing pickle are o.k. Does bedrest mean you'll have more time to post? he he.

e4 said...

You theater types always have to make everything all dramatic and stuff. :)

Seriously though, glad you could go home, and glad your little dancing pickle is getting some exercise. If you're on this continent, we'll come find you.