Lilypie

Monday, April 25, 2005

Swelling

This weekend, I had my first round of unusual swelling. I had noticed some slight puffiness in my feet before, but nothing like this. I was sitting and talking on the phone when I noticed that my right calf, ankle and foot were swollen. I was concerned because it was only one leg and not the other. I called the doctor's office and they were concerned too because swelling in one leg only can possibly indicate a blood clot. I was advised to elevate my foot above my heart and watch the leg closely. If it didn't go down in a couple of hours or started turning red, I was to call the doctor again.

After the two hour window, the calf, ankle and foot had reduced in size and were back to normal. I'm very thankful for that. If it's possible, I don't want to have to go back to the hospital again until it's time to deliver the babies.

3 comments:

pregnancyweekly said...

Have you tried wearing MommySox?

the parents said...

what are those?

Anonymous said...

New socks designed just for pregnant women. You can find at mommysox.com.