Can I start with the good?
I had a very good consultation with the pulmonolgist. They will do the sweat test on Ellie between 3-6 months that will tell them if she really has CF. With the two different mutations, they think it's possible that it wont even really be CF. But, it's a wait game. They say if anything, it'll be just the sinus problems, but wont be the digestive problems. They said if we have a boy he would most likely be sterile, but since we are having a girl we don't have to worry about it. So, it was a wonderful appointment. We are very happy with what we learned.
The bad was at the high risk doctor. I am low on amniotic fluid. They want me to start seeing them and my OB 1 time a week each. So every Tuesday I will see my OB and every Friday I will see the high risk. They really want to get me past 34wks, which I am 33wks today. He would really like to see me get another month out, which will put me at 37wks. But, it looks like I will not have an April baby, but rather a March baby. Adjusting to that is kinda weird. I've been thinking April all this time, and now suddenly it's March, next month. Could be next week or even the week later. I'm not ready quite yet. Maybe it would be scary even if I had 1 or 2 weeks left before my edd.
The doctor really freaked me out. Usually the tech does the ultra sound then as soon as she's finished, the doctor comes in, does a quick ultrasound says what he needs to say, and we leave. Yesterday didn't go quite this way. Instead, the tech left, and 30 minutes later the doctor came in. And I must note they were not busy, compared to other times. My mom was with me and helped calm my nerves. Then I hear over the little intercom system Dr. B is on line 1 for...(not sure what they said). Dr. B is my OB. So, crap, first it's taking forever, now they have my doctor on the line. What's going on? About 10 minutes later the doctor comes in and does his ultrasound. He's checking a lot of things on the heart, but not saying anything. My mom told me after the appointment, she was scared. She was standing by the plasma screen trying to see anything, but was having trouble really seeing much. She didn't know what she was looking at, other than the heart. After the longest 5 minutes of looking at the heart, he started talking. He told us he was just practicing with looking at the heart. Okay...strange, but this dude is like really strange and shy anyway. He said she is a good weight, 4 and a half pounds. Maybe he was looking at the heart to make sure if we had to deliver next week, we could. I don't know. Then he procedes to tell us about the low amniotic fluid and the plan. It took all evening for this news to really sink in, I blame it on the way things were handled at the appointment. With the extra long wait, hearing that my OB was on the phone (I assumed that they called, left a message, and the dr. was in an exam room so couldn't go to the phone right away), that he came in a looked so much at the heart before saying anything. Yeah, it was freaking me out a bit. But after a good night of sleep, I feel so much better.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Can I start with the good?
Posted by ssbean at 5:53 AM