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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Doctor's Visit

Since the miscarriage, I've seen the doctors so many times, it's exhausting. From the day of the positive test (January 31), I've had blood drawn 6 times, peed in 2 cups, had 3 ultrasounds, and one doctor's visit. The nurses have my cell number memorized. Sigh. I never get to go to work. When would I possibly fit that in?

My EED (estimated due date, for those not in the know) was October 10. Then, the first ultrasound showed I was a week behind. So it got changed to October 17. As a person who has been puking since February 1, the extra week of "morning" (ha) sickness was not cool. The next week showed the same thing, a full week behind, but a heartbeat. So that was nice.

Today, the baby caught up to my original due date. Yah!!! So the doctor moved my due date back to October 10. Excellent.

As usual, I cannot eat. The doctor gave me phenagran (sp?) and Zofran (a medicine they use with chemo patients). He warned me that insurance often doesn't cover Zofran, but mine does, so it was quite affordable!

If I get dehydrated, I am to call him and he will order a home health nurse to come out and give me IV fluids. Otherwise, I will be hospitalized. And, of course, I need to see him in two weeks instead of the usual four. Gre-ate. But I took the Zofran, and so far I've eaten 1/2 an apple, 2/3 of a grilled cheese sandwich, a glass of water, and 15 oz. of orange juice. That's more than I eat some entire days, and although I've thrown up twice today, it was before I ate, so that's decent news.

Once I hit 20 weeks, I'll have to take shots so to minimize a repeat premature birth.

I know y'all are only just hearing about it, but I've been thinking it since February 1, so here goes: PREGNANCY SUCKS MONKEY BUTT!



Frog said...

What kind of shots?? How often? Just curious since I had a premature pregnancy too!

I hope you get to feeling better soon!!

Giftie Etcetera said...

Still researching. The doctor refused to "scare" me this early. His words, not mine.

Stac Cole said...

I'm so excited for y'all! Hopefully this pregnancy will be a little bit easier for you. At least you now know what to expect! Keep in mind that my mom is off on Friday's so if you need someone for Ander on those mornings for doctor visits or whatever she told me to tell you to call her to watch Ander!

Anonymous said...

And I agree, pregnancy sucks!

I ended up taking pills, every 4 hours round the clock, not sure that was an improvement over shots...

Miss-buggy said...

well sounds like your doctor is trying to take good care of you. That is a plus side. YAY! For holding down food. That is quite a bit when you haven't held down anything the past while. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kristy! I am so happy for you. It sounds like they are taking good care of you and that it is working since you are able to eat. I hope things conintue to go well!
Congrats again!