So much to say..so little time.
I hope I have time Friday to write out the whole story. For now here is a quick recap.
-Firstly the baby is fine and healthy and doing perfectly. Heard the heartbeat again although it was hard to find since this little critter was hidding way down low.
-Yesterdays appointment was a disaster. Horrible and everything I was afraid it would be in terms of medical proffesionals.
-My doctor is on vacation so I had to see her backup which is the annoying doctor I spoke of who debriefed incorrectly us on Evan’s autopsy last year and disgnosed me with the lupus anticoagulant only after I had to harras her for my results. I dislike her alot.
-I didn’t get the results of ANY of the clotting bloodwork except for the ANA and the Anti-DNA which were both negative. They didn’t even know I had the damn tests done, for that matter they didn’t know I had an ultrasound last week and they didn’t know I had the maternal serum screeening done that I was so anxious to hear about. THAT was point of this whole damn meeting, to decide on the Heparing thing. We both took the afternoon off work for this useless appointment that lasted 3 hours most of it sitting around waiting. Oh there is so much more rant around the medical side of this day. Grr.
-They called the lab to find out that my maternal serum screening was perfect, as was my nuchal fold messurement. We won’t get an acutal number in terms of odds until after the second trimester screening end of August. For now it’s look like genetically speeking, nothing is of concern.
-Despite all of the above and no new results….I start Heparin tommorow with little convincing proof I need it. Dave and I discussed it, and the hospital said they would provide it for free for me the months I am off work and have no coverage, plus as soon as baby is born I can go on Warfrin pills instead, so after seeing the size of the tiny pre-filled needle, knowing it would 1x a day, 1 minute of my day, could help the baby and we could afford it, we just agreed. I am not sure how I feel yet, I just hope I am doing the right thing. It’s $400.00 a month, but I only have to pay $10.00 thanks to work benefits.
Ok I have to go to work now. I have a VERY stressful workday in front of me, I dreamt about it all night. I am just stretching myself way to thin and need to stop this, it’s riddiculous, I will be lucky to fit in food today. Grrr. I care to much about others and overextend myself.
At least baby is healthy and MIL who is visiting from Toronto bought us lots of nice stuff, including some new maternity clothes for moi 🙂