More baby stuff…
Hmmm do I start with the good or bad? Ok good first we shall.
-My genetic combo test/maternal serum screen came back as 1 in 6000, i,e the same odd’s of Downs or Trisomy as a 15 year old, and negative on Spina Bifida. Woot.
-My ENTIRE blood clotting pannel, including Lupus Anticoagulant came back negative. This both makes me happy and pisses me off, cause I told them my gut said I did not have clotting issues, and my last possitive was so boarderline. Most doctors would have said take low dose aspirin just in case, these guys jumped right on the Heparin bandwagon. She said no point in stopping now, there is no real con to keeping with it, it can only help…I don’t think I need it, but I am used to it now, so I will just keep with it. She said she is now convinced Evan death was accidental and not clotting related.
-Baby’s heartrate today was 155 🙂
Ok now bad, but not really bad so much as uncomfortable.
My blood pressure, was high normal, I laughed and said I was surprised it wasen’t sky high. Here is why:
-As I was sitting in the waiting room I hear over the loud speaker a women’s voice in a panic saying " Respondatory to Neonatal 1 Stat, Respondatory to Neonatal 1 Stat" over and over. I thought to myself, somewhere a baby is in distress right now, poor baby, poor momma.
-When I get called in by the nurse to do the standard check, I pee in a cup and then spill the pee all over myself and my work pants, my hands suck these days already.
-When I get into the actual room, I first get seen by a clueless medical resident, she is looking at my file and asks why all the blood clotting tests? Did I have a blood clot in my past pregnancy? Did my baby have distress? I laughed, I just said Yup.
In my mind I was thinking, "well he died, so I suppose that indicates distress". Then she checks my blood pressure and while she is putting the damn cuff on she asks me if I had a son or daughter and how old is he now?????? Seriously? Can’t they put like a damn sticky note on my file that says DEAD BABY. Of course my blood pressure was up a little. I will have to mention this my doctor next time I get her alone, but today she had that damn resident with her the whole day, and I didn’t want to shock the poor girl. If she is planning on working in the hospital she is going to have to learn that not all outcomes are pony’s and rainbows and she should never assume that. Best to err on the side of caution.
-My groin=OUCH! really bad this week, like really bad, sitting down hurts like hell, standing is fine, walking is fine and better in fact. I feel like someone kicked me square in the crotch. I didn’t feel this way til much later in pregnancy with Evan, I am afraid of how bad it will get as I WANT to keep working til a month or so before my due date, we need the money and I enjoy my job, it’s not hard to do, but if I am in pain, then it get’s hard. I start physio at the hospital next week and hope it helps, I can’t afford to go to a chiropractor or a Osteopath, they are not covered by my benefits and mucho expensivo. (I.E read my previous chiro post about the damn $900 I spent for 2 months of treatment and maxed out my $500/annum covered) It sucks cause I know chiro would help, and did help, but we don’t have the income and you can’t just pull it outta your butt, and I won’t go into more debt before mat leave when I am deperate to pay it down…
Anyways, overall if was a possitive appointment so I left satisfied..:) Yeay baby!