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birdyland wrote:Karen, so glad you and DH had a nice weekend and that he is only gone for 4 days this time.
Ashley.... sorry you're having a rough time with that! Good luck!
Aleia - good luck on your appointment! Let us know!
Jessie - that's fantastic news!!
Mom hasn't been feeling well, and after trying to get her to go to the doctor for a week (she was trying to wait for her regularly scheduled appointment on Tuesday - against my prodding to go earlier) she was feeling so poorly Sunday morning that I was able to convince her to go in. She was very weak and not totally coherent.
On the way to Urgent care, I decided urgent care would not take her, and detoured to the new emergency room/hospital in the area. She was seen fairly quickly and it quickly became evident that her tests showed kidney failure and a recent heart attack. Some more investigation and a CT showed that the cause of the kidney failure was an almost complete blockage of the right kidney system by kidney stones. The good news is that they figured that out, and it is treatable. The bad news is, with the evidence of the heart attack, they will not do surgery, probably not for 6 months. So they came up with an interim solution to put a tube in through her back to drain the kidney. That procedure went well, but it also confirmed that her right kidney, the one with the stones, is very infected.
The doctors all seem confident she will be fine eventually. I do not know any more about the heart attack at this time, although by the blood work, the estimate that it occurred within the last 24-48 hours. Doc's best guess is it happened Saturday.
She is in our brand new hospital, with a private room. They've got all kinds of treatments going in via IV for both conditions. They'll probably keep her for at LEAST a few more days.
In other news, I had an endocrinologist appointment this morning. He confirmed that I do have Hashimoto's thyroiditis - which they really didn't need to know what kind I had before now. It's interesting information, but doesn't help me much as far as treatment goes. Basically what it means is that I have the autoimmune type, I have bad antibodies that have attacked and are attacking my thyroid, which is what caused the hypothyroidism. Also, my labs are creeping back up, so he increased my thyroid replacement dose. AND my A1c is now 5.8 whoooo hoooo!!!! Since none of you probably know what that is, lemme just say that anything under 6 would basically be the number that a non-diabetic would be at - and it's very hard for a diabetic to get there. I've been <6.2 for over a year which is where they want you to be for pregnancy, but this is the first time I've been 5.8. Repeat visit in a month.... even though I am doing fantastically, he wants to watch my endocrine system closely, because it hates me!
buttercup28 wrote:Ashley: I'm so sorry your new relationship did not work out. I can't tell you how many jerks I dated before meeting DH. Keep your head up and one day he will come along. But, DON"T SETTLE for anything less than what makes you happy!!
Dana: So sorry about your mother. I'm glad you got her to ER in time. Glad your numbers are good also.
Karen, Jessie, Christie, Claire and anyone I've missed.
AFM: Here is the outcome of my appt:
The doctor was extremely nice and understanding. He offered to do a blood panel, but stated that it would be best if I see an RE and he referred me to one. They work in the same building and he highly recommended him. He said that it is extremely likely that I may get pregnant on my own and eventually carry the baby full term, but I need to have the blood panel done since I have had 3 m/c's. He said the RE will do a full workup. He was really concerned about depression though and offered to put me on an antidepressant which I refused. I told him I have a great support team and that my family and I were coping helping each other through this. He then said if I feel like I want to hurt myself or one of my kids to call him right away so he can put me on medicine!! ARE U KIDDING???? I am working so hard at trying to have another child, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD I WANT TO HURT MY DAUGHTER???? But, i guess that is routine to say. I didn't give him any indication that I was depressed. I mean of course I'm down and it hurts everyday, but I would not say I am depressed. I have a happy loving caring family and we cope with things pretty well. so, that is the rundown and I guess we will just see what happens from here. He said he suggests I wait 6 weeks before trying again for emotional reasons, but I am gonna not try but not protect and see what happens.
Jessie22 wrote:Hey girls!! 1st doctor appt went fantastic! Baby is perfect and growing as it should We saw the heartbeat too, @ 162 bpm so a nice strong heart! It was just AMAZING!! I was in awe. I am so happy right now! Here's the first pic of our little peanut!
panacea wrote:Congrats on a great appt, Jessie! Your little peanut looks so cute and cozy in there! Was your DH just thrilled to see it too?!
Aleia: I am glad the doctor referred you to an RE. Even better that you do not have to go any further than you currently do to see him. I hope the blood panel and other tests they start doing now will give you more insight into what may be going on with your body. I think they 'have to' be able to say they offered help or meds, when they see someone that appears to be sad or possibly depressed. But I'm happy to hear that you've got great support at home and it's completely understandable what a toll TTC can take on anyone! Besides, he doesn't know that we have each other to vent to on here whenver we want/need to!
buttercup28 wrote:Awww Jessie!!! Baby what a wonderful sight!! HB 162? I'm gonna guess a girl!!!
Karen: Thanks for all the encouragement. I am excited to see the RE!! I hope he can fix me up!!!
bensbaby wrote:Hey everyone!
Dana...OMG I'm so glad you got your mother to the hospital...its crazy what could be going on inside of us and not know! That was a life/death situation and thanks to your prodding she is on her way to recovery!!!
Aleia...glad your appt went good. I hope you get some answers from the RE...I'm sorry I had to laugh when you said the doc was tryna make it seem like you were crazy!! WOW, I mean duh of course you'd be hurt/sad at your losses but I don't think you'd be thinking about hurting people come on....I guess it was standard but it was crazy for him to ask at the same time.
Jessie...what a wonderful sight! Congrats on that strong heartbeat!!!
AFM...THE JERK....has now turned into STALKER POTENTIAL!!!!! WTH???? I did not talk to him all day because I have no intentions on giving him a second chance...which by the way we are not officially together as boyfriend/girlfriend anyway but we have been spending lots of time together. Anyway, he calls me at 1035pm and I didn't answer because I had been sleep for like 30 mins...I saw it was him and I hung up the phone. About an hour later..Patches started barking non-stop so I got up to pee and see what was wrong with him...as I was going to let him out the kennel..I saw a figure outside the livingroom window. He walked to my bedroom window and started knocking then he started callin my phone so I realized it was him. I did not answer I tip-toed to the door until he went away and then got back in bed. He txt me and said "Damn guess you're not gonna open the door"
OK...he seriously weirded me out. Who does that? I'm not even your girl that's crazy!!! I'm really done with him now
Jessie22 wrote:Aleia- That's what I heard too, that higher heartbeats indicate girl. Buuuut both my sister in law and best friend had boys and their heartbeats were in the 160s the whole time!! I'm going to hold out hope until we get the gender scan in 10 weeks!
buttercup28 wrote:Jessie: Maybe we can get a poll going to see who guesses what!!! Yay!!!
Dana: Quick question for you... Are you being treated with anything other than progesterone right now, if you don't mind me asking. It's going to be hard to get an appt with this RE and I don't want to just sit around and wait either. I wanna make a baby!!! You give me such hope and strength!!!
buttercup28 wrote:Ok, I just got a call back from the RE. My appt is on May 20th at 1:15 EST. 10 days after my 29th birthday. Well, until then, I am going to keep on trying.
panacea wrote:Ashley: Wow that's freaky the guy is stalking you now and was actually outside your window calling you, especially that late at night! I would definitely cut off all contact and not even hang out with him anymore. Your safety comes first!
Aleia: Going to the RE will be good. It's not too far off now and good for you for trucking along and still trying in the meantime. You are so strong!
Dana: How are things going pgcy-wise? Any new sxs?
Jessie: I got a flash in my mind that you're having a girl. I think I am having a girl as well. We'll see in less than 2 weeks now! I always said I wanted a boy first...even 2 boys and maybe a girl. But honestly, now that I've had a m/c and then taken 2 1/2 years to get pg again, I really don't care what gender the baby is as long as it's healthy. DH has never cared and would be equally happy with a boy or girl. He has been wanting to be a daddy for much longer than I've wrapped my mind around being a mother. LOL
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penguin77 wrote:Hey all.......
Dana - Glad you got your mum into hospital asap.
Jessie - Your U/S is so cute....bet you can't wait till the next one already
Ashley - Be careful...and stay safe.....this man sounds scary. hugs
Aleia - Sounds like your appt went ok.....I'm hoping the not trying/preventing might will for you and you'll get that mega sticky bean soon. hugs
Karen - not long till your gender scan...how exciting. i still feel quite proud that i didn't find out...as i originally wanted to.
Kimmy - Are you in the 3 tri yet?
AFM - 38 weeks tomorrow........AND our nursery will virtually be done too. Time to start the baby eviction process.....i don't know how though as everybody recommends curry's, pineapple, walking.....and i already do all this LOL
The bottom like.....LO will arrive when it's ready or if i have to get induced........
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