Monday. My heart is working overtime to keep up with the stress of dialysis. My heart rate and blood pressure are too high. The stress on my heart is causing the fluid to build around my lungs. The OB doctor wants me to get more blood pressure medicines to lower it and get some good dialysis treatments before scheduling a c-section.
I'm due to dialyze tomorrow morning (and will get a second steroid shot for the baby's lungs). They might have me dialyze again on Sunday (in an in-patient room). Then on Monday I'll dialyze and have a c-section.
The baby will be born at a little more than 31 weeks. She will need to stay in the NICU for 6 weeks. The doctor told me to take 12 weeks off of work.