Last Wednesday (2/22), I went for my "piece of mind" u/s. The tech was very thorough and we got to look at the little baby for 20+ minutes. She gave us a CD with about 5 min of video. Little One (LO) was bouncing all over and moving his/her arms and legs. It was such a reassuring visit. All of LO's measurements were on track and we left on cloud 9!
Yesterday, I took our dog to the park while our realtor showed our house. As I fumbled for my keys and tried not to drop his water or my phone, he got under my feet and I tripped and fell to the ground. I felt a gush of a discharge. These days, I swear I could pee every 10 minutes so I wasn't sure if it was urine or something bad. Panic set-in quickly and I called my DH. In my melt down, he got the point - I had fell. He told me to call the OB's office. I called them and they wanted me to come in to check the heart rate and make sure all was ok. On the way, I stopped at a gas station bathroom and to my relief, no blood.
The OB used the fetal doppler for a good 3+ minutes, which felt like an ETERNITY, and could not find the baby's HB. At one point, he thought he did but then wasn't sure. He couldn't make eye contact with me when he said, "Let's go to the u/s room." I made brief eye contact with my DH when I was getting off the table and had to bite my lip.
Immediately on the u/s, we could see the baby and he/she was moving around. LO waved at us once and brought his/her hand up to his/her face. It melted my heart. He measured LO's HB at 159. THANK GOODNESS! I asked if we needed to be concerned or is everything ok? The OB said everything is fine with LO and just to "be careful".
When the OB first came in (before the doppler), he said that some of my b/w results were back and we need to address some things. He ran through the results but really, I didn't listen until AFTER the u/s. Then, we discussed things.
I have Factor V Leiden disorder, a Protein C deficiency, and a Protein S deficiency - which all cause blood clotting issues. The fix - I start Loven.ox injections today and will continue throughout my pregnancy.
The OB thinks these are the reasons for my 2 early miscarriages. He asked about why the 2 REs didn't do this....I don't have an answer. I remember that I asked about blood clotting issues with our first RE and they dismissed it. At our RE #2, they just really picked up where #1 left off with treatment. They didn't have us repeat tests or order new tests. Maybe because we were 100% OOP and they were trying to save us a buck? Maybe because we didn't ask for more tests or this b/w panel?
I don't know...but we are here. These are the cards we're dealt. As long as our baby is healthy and in our arms in 6 months, I will joyfully be a pin-cushion until then!
Scotland, Part Two
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