Thursday, October 8, 2009

Because my life must have drama

So a number of things have happened recently and are stressing me out and I knew nothing could be gained by going in but I stopped trying to fight it and just called my clinic this morning.

1. The less baby movement is still bothering me. It was just getting stronger and stronger and kicking harder and longer and then it just seemed to drop off very suddenly. Who wouldn't freak out a little right? It's been like this since Saturday so if it were just temporary I would have expected things back to normal by now.

2. I feel a tingle... like possibly a UTI. What else can I say, it is a bit burn-y down there.

3. Get out of the shower this morning and dry off my legs and my ankles are puffy all of a sudden. They don't look bad, in fact, if you were just looking at my ankles you might think this is normal, but they really are puffier.

So 1 + 2 + 3 = Call in

And I needed to call anyhow to see if they got my MTHFR back yet.

So, of course, they wanted my to come in today at 2.

And the heartbeat sounded fine, I measured fine, my blood pressure was fine, my quicky urine test came back fine. She was going to have my urine cultured for a better check. She agreed that my ankles were puffy. And the MTHFR results haven't come in yet. She wanted to know if I've had any fevers lately (which I haven't). She said that sometimes the uterus grows faster than the baby so that could be a reason for the decrease in movement (but I'm measuring on track, so that's probably not it). She was glad I came in, but unfortunately I'm just in the crappy place where the baby isn't viable and a biophysical profile isn't possible.

So there really wasn't anything she could do for me. She thought about having my ultrasound repeated but I doubt it would reveal anything. Her other idea was to send me for a peri consult. Fine, whatever, I really doubt that anything will make me feel better at this point, but I'll take what I can get. (Jaded much?)

So I'm scheduled with the peri at my old OB's hospital for 8am Monday morning. At least I don't have to wait very long.


Unknown said...

You are doing the right thing by being proactive. Clearly you have some intuition working here. I hope and am sure all is well, but good to be on the safe side!

Michelle said...

I hope everything is ok. It sounds like you have a really good dr that will listen to your worries. I hope that everything is fine and you just get an extra reasuring look at things Monday.

Celia said...

Proactive is the way to go babe. I am glad your doctor did not brish you off.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you called, and I'm glad they are referring you to the peri. I've had variations in movement (like very little for two days after my plane trip) and it always freaks me out, but usually I talk myself out of calling and then worry like crazy. Next time I am worried about less movement, I am going to call.