Wednesday morning, I got up with Ronan, we ate breakfast together, and then we walked to the sitters. I felt pretty out of it, but attributed it to a poor night’s sleep, and went about my way. I came home, packed up for work and hit the road.
The scariest time is when I feel dizzy and light-headed while driving. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I just want to pull over. I should. I didn’t. I continued in to work, and walked into the department feeling like I was moments away from fainting. I sat down in a chair and felt the world go black. It felt like only a second, but may not have been – I sat up straight and shook my head, trying to clear it out, trying to get back some semblance of normal feelings. Everything was just off.
I went into one of the rooms and put on the pulse-oximiter, which registered an oxygen saturation of 100%, but my pulse was 134 – tachycardia. My resting heart rate is somewhere around 70.
I ate a banana and a granola bar, drank about 20 ounces of water, and continued to feel awful. Periodic checks showed my heart rate above 120 for nearly 2 hours. By the end of the day, it was still above 100.
When I woke Thursday morning, I felt great. A quick pulse check said 70. Despite feeling better, I took the advice I was given at work the day before, and called the doctor anyways. They told me to come in.
So, yesterday I had an EKG, an ultrasound to check the baby, and was fit for a “holter” monitor, which is monitoring my heart rate as we speak. I’ve had episodes similar to this one before, but they come more than a week apart, and I’m fairly sure a 24 hour monitor isn’t going to catch anything. That being said, I’m glad it’s being taken seriously, and if there is something to find, it will be found.
I should get the results from today some time next week. I will post an update when I do. Hopefully it’s nothing other than silliness related to pregnancy.
In other news, if you haven’t already heard from text, Twitter or Facebook… we are having a GIRL!