quick update..

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 🙂

 

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About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on July 30, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. How absolutely annoying about the dr apt. It seems like when you take time out of your busy schedule to be there and wait in their office for 2 hours or more that the least they could do is research your files and find out why you were there inthe first place! Sheesh…It probably would have taken 5 extra minutes tops…anyways…moving on.
    I’m not sure what to say about taking the heparin. It doesn’t sound like it’s needed, but I guess if there aren’t that many side effects and it might give some small peace of mind then maybe worth the $10 a month?
    I’m glad babe is doing fine and healthy!!!

  2. what are your concerns for lovenox? i think we discussed it but ergh, baby brain. i’m pretty sure it doesn’t cross the placenta, which made me much more comfortable to use it. i am glad it is covered.

    • I mostly just don’t like body altering drugs that I am not sure I need, I barely use Tylenol for goodness sakes. Also I hate the idea of injection myself, it makes me cry. I am sure I will get over it. I don’t know why Heparin makes me emo, I guess I am just mourning my beautiful intervention free pregnancy with Evan, thinking I will never have that again.
      It’s alot of things, all of which I am sure I will deal with one day at a time as I get used to the Heparin.
      At least it’s the prefilled syringes, that helps, and they are small so less scary then I though. We will see if it hurts tonight when I get my first shot.

  3. ugh, i’m sorry your doc appt was so crappy. i cannot stand going in for regular appts when my doc is out, because the other doctors just don’t GET IT, nor do they ever bother to even read my fucking charts. i’m sorry you had to go through that.
    that’s pretty cool that they will give you heparin free when you aren’t covered, though! i am glad the baby is doing well. yay!

    • Ya I hate it too, It’s like you want me to listen to you and take you seriously when you know nothing about me and my chart. Arg I wanted to slap them, I was a little bitchy with them and kept contradicting them, I am not going to sit back and let you make things up about me. Hello! I know the facts, it’s my life. She kept mentioning Evan as my previous loss and saying, I am so sorry to keep bringing that up.
      HELLO it’s my everyday reality, if you bring it up or not dosen’t make it go away for me…

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