Hi all! Sorry to jump back in with a question after being MIA for the last few months. I was a semi active poster in the first tri, but got a promotion at work and have been super busy working 50+ hours each week and I can barely find time to look at Facebook. So I've just been lurking the last few months.
Anyway, on to my question. I just got my glucose test results back at my 28 week appt today. I failed the one hour so I have to do the 3 hour next week. That alone I'm stressing about. But my actual question is regarding low platelets. They tested this at that lab appt as well and they're on the low side (120's/130's I believe). They've dropped from the 200's which was taken during my initial blood draw in the first tri. My dr told me that if it continues to drop, below 100 I won't be able to get an epidural or spinal. If it's below 50, they will be much more concerned. She mentioned possibly having to take steroids.
So of course I started googling and am totally freaked out and upset. I had an epidural with my first, I don't know if I can do this delivery without one. Possibility of bleeding out. If I have to get a c-section (which Seems to be more of a possibility with this issue) I would have to be put under general anesthesia. This is also associated with preeclampsia, which I was borderline with my last pregnancy. Which is also scary.
Is anyone else dealing with this? Or dealt with this in previous pregnancies?
ETA: I'm 28 weeks. My dr ordered a follow up blood draw to check platelets in 4 weeks.