Anyway, I called after school, and I got some news that my blood pressure was elevated Monday (which I thought was the case, given they took it twice, and the second time the nurse said-- "Oh that looks better) and I had protein in my urine. Sounds yummy, huh?
The issue is that these are symptoms of preeclampsia, a condition that can cause complications with the pregnancy. I could have a mild case, severe case, or none at all, but I have to go back in next week for another blood pressure reading and urinalysis.
If diagnosed with preeclampsia, I could be placed on bed rest, blood pressure medication (though not likely), mandated to eat a strict low-sodium diet ( = Hell on Earth for me!), and/or the baby could be delivered earlier than expected. I really hope that this was just a fluke, but I am trying to prepare for the worst here.
I am here to do one thing-- grow and deliver a healthy baby, so whatever helps me to do that, no matter how frustrating, annoying, or inconveniencing it is, I must comply!
I will give an update on this situation next week when I know more. Positive thoughts/encouragement are appreciated!