Notes on a hospitalized pregnant woman

The Existential Mom

I go in for my appointment at Gros Ventre OB-GYN on August 11th at 2:30 pm. I leave the dogs in the car because I expect to be in there for half an hour.

Dr. Roberts notes my high blood pressure and sends me to the main hospital OB at St. John’s. I call mom to get the dogs.

I end up staying one night then two nights. My parents visit and Charley stays, sleeping on a couch next to my bed, taking one of my edible candies. We watch the Olympics: Simone Biles. Michael Phelps.

The next morning, August 13th, around 7:30 am Dr. LeFaro comes in and sits by my bed. I have gestational hypertension and the lebetalol they gave me wasn’t working for my high blood pressure, which was off the charts, (200 over 109 in one case, enough to have a stroke). She says my urine…

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