lol, i sure picked the right day to peak my head in again... on the day everyones talking about how much they dislike needles and blood draws.. pray your pregnancy and post partum don't develop an unknown blood disorder/issues..
after having Joe(EASY pregnancy and delivery)), i developed a DVT(blood clots) in almost my entire right leg and then it went to both lungs. no history family history and absolutely zero blood issues prior to that for me. i was healthy as a horse. and have tested negative for every clotting disorder and disease they have tests for. all the drs and specialists are scratching their heads, it doesnt make any sense to them either.. their thinking lupus, but nothing is quite matching up there either.
6 months of 2-3+ blood draws a WEEK trying to get my numbers and medications balanced out. we'd get it where it needed to be at, and then something would go sky high, or tank miserably for no reason and we were back to square one.. and whatever it was that caused the flareups of wonky numbers for no rhyme or reason descided to cooperate.. the plan was to be spayed so i wouldnt have to worry about the effects of what was going on with my blood affecting a baby.... well, we discovered an "oops!" (due on halloween). and were right back into the fun of the blood issues to a whole new level being pregnant. hubby is getting gelded after haying is over.. and im being spayed as soon as i can afterwards.
this time around has been a REAL pita. 2-3 times a week its labs and blood draws of anywhere from 3-14 vials of blood each time to run the different tests and monitor my BP for an hour+ each time (crazy BP cycles, highs and lows).. my normal OB appointments 1-2 times a week.. see the specialist 1-2 times a month.. and 4 shots a day, every day
since i cant take coumadin being pregnant. add in a few ER visits when i could tell just by how i felt, there were some pretty major blood issues going on, and there were each time. yep.. its been real fun this time around..
on the plus side, i've been feeling pretty good lately.. knock on wood..
so, here i am almost 32 weeks pregnant during the summer, its hotter than hades 90-100*+ everyday and feeling like i know darn near everyone on every floor of three different hospitals on a first name basis..
tuesday i see the specialist from denver, and have another U/S, hopefully the little munchkin cooperates and we know if its a boy or girl.. chances are, it will be just as stubborn and uncooperative as it has been for all teh u/s's in the past.. has to follow in his/her big brothers footsteps i guess.. LOL!
so, im back..
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