Monday, October 16, 2006

Testing Times

Sheena's blood pressure is 122/62 - that is high for a baby. Anything over 110/60 is apparently high. The Home-Visit Nurse rang the Doc to report it, as that is the main reason she has a nurse come over, in her notes it tells them to call if it is above 110. The answering Doc just queried how Sheena was otherwise, that it sounded OK, and that she had to hurry on as she had a meeting to go to. Naturally I started to worry, as you do. Seems very odd that they send out a nurse every second day to check her BP specifically, then when it is high, then it is no-worries. Anyway, I paged Sheena's regular Neuro 3 times, and he still hasn't got back to us five hours later.

Otherwise, have discovered that Sheena is happier in the buggy, so I am back to doing lots of walks during the day like I did when she was a newborn. Very tiring times, because she woke up overnight at 1am, 4am and 5am.


Michelle said...

that does seem strange that the dr doesn't seem to concerned about the blood pressure when the nurse is coming over to check that and it's high. Praying that it's low for the next checkup!

LeslieAnn said...

I agree...if they're going through the trouble of having a nurse there and telling them to call, then it should be addressed. I hope it lowers. I would worry too.

Thinking of both of you!

amy flege said...

hoping her pressure lowers and you have no more worries with that. so glad you posted more pictures..she is so cute!