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Welcome to the world of high risk pregnancy :/.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I didn't get news I was hoping for. Wasn't the worst news but not the greatest either emoticon . I do have a new antibody Anti D I do believe she said. I will now be traveling two hours away to see a specialist. I just want to cry emoticon . But my dr isn't too concerned. Worst case scenario is fetal death. I've been looking on the Internet and I think I scared myself more than I was. The ratio of this antibody is 1:32 and I'm only 12-13 weeks along. That is when they start to worry. It is likely my baby will need blood transfusions. That's is done through amniosyntesis (sp?). It will also result in frequent blood work and ultrasounds to monitor the baby for anemia. It's highly unlikely I will carry to term according to what I have read online. But the plus side is the doctor knows about it and has gotten on top of sending me to a specialist. All I can do is trust my doctors and hope for the best. I did get to hear the baby's heartbeat and it is good and strong emoticon . I guess I will hold off on spreading my good news until I know a little more. I have only gained a half a pound according to my scale. According to the scale at the doctor's office I have lost 3 lbs.... I will go by the scale I have been using for almost a year now. And as always I will keep you guys posted as soon as I know anymore. I hope everyone has a great week. Thank you so much for listening to me to vent. I don't know what I would do without you guys emoticon .
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LYDDIECAT 1/16/2013 5:27PM

    I am wishing and hoping for the best for you and your baby! emoticon

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SHANNISHELL 1/16/2013 1:42PM

    Thank you so very much for your kind and encouraging words. They mean a lot. I know this situation is completely my fault. But I feel better today. I guess I'm upset because I have to travel more than 2 hours away. There is a specialist a half an hour from where I live but they don't accept Medicaid. If I end up having this baby early I will be so far away and there is no Ronald McDonald house in Grand Rapids. So that will make it hard emotionally and financially. But it's all in Gods hands from here on out. I'm just glad I was able to get into a specialist so quickly. I go next Wednesday. And I try so hard to find positives in every situation. The protocol is ultra sounds every 1-2 weeks. So I guess I will get to see my baby quite a bit before her or his grand entrance into this world. I'm trying to stay positive and I'm going to have trust that the doctors know what they are doing. I don't have much confidence in doctors so that part will be hard. I can't undue what I did but I can try my hardest to give this baby a fighting chance and a good start. That's all I can do. Have a good week emoticon .

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/15/2013 6:15PM

    I'm sorry to hear you have to worry about this, but it is a great thing that you're getting the specialized help you need. You're in my thoughts and I hope they will be able to help you through this difficult situation

You have every right to cry if it will help you to cope. This is a difficult situation, as you know you had a *chance* (not guarantee) to prevent this, and now you're doing everything you can for your baby because s/he is important to you. Do your best to forgive your past choices and resolve to keep making the best choices you can. You can get through this relatively short time in anticipation of all the great things to come!

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