March 19, 2011

My Whirlwind Four Weeks

Oh my let me tell you that the last 4 weeks have been insane. I have seen 4 different doctors, been the to emergency room twice, and been let go of my current OB to find another one. I guess I will start with the whole OB thing first. After my first appointment with my OB they had me make an appointment at a hospital and hour away in Evenston to see a high risk doctor. We went there and had a great consultation with the doctor. She went over my whole history with both pregnancies and concluded though I was on insulin for Aydan everything was very under control and I should not need to go there for this pregnancy. I should be able to stay with my currant OB. This news was very exciting because in order for me to go to my appointments last time I ended up having to take off the whole day from work because they are more like a clinic and you wait for hours till they call you back. And I also did not work once I went to twice weekly visits because my work would not work around my appointments. So not having to go there would have been great. I went back to my OB 2 weeks later for my monthly appointment and was told by my doctor he would not see me anymore. He didn't care what Evenston said he did not want to care for me since I will eventually be high risk. I left the office that day very upset. I made the call to Eventson to transfer there and was told because I was not high risk yet they could not take me. I was completely lost on what to do. My doctor wont take me and the hospital he told me to go to wont take me. Where was I supposed to go?
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I called OB after OB and was told the same thing. Since I will be high risk they would not take me. I called over 50 OB and spent over 4 hrs on the phone. To make matters worse I started bleeding that night. I had no OB to call and had to go to the emergency room. They did nothing but tell me to see an OB and take it easy. They gave me a referral number, one of which I had called the day before and was told they would not take me, and I called it telling them I had a referral from the emergency room. Lo and behold they said they would take me after all. Its amazing what a little piece of paper can do. I mad an appointment for the next week to see them. But before I made it to that appointment I started bleeding more and having cramping. So back to the emergency room I went.
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I hated this visit. I had to go alone because we could not get anyone to watch Aydan and so Teressa had to stay home. I went in and sat for hours in a room. When the PA finally came in she checked me out and told me that I was dilated and placental tissue was sticking out and would miscarriage in the next 24 hours. Here I was almost 10 weeks. I was upset to say the least. I called Teressa and told her what they said and of course she was very upset as well. I waited for another couple of hours and they decided to do an ultrasound. Everything looked great! The baby was great, heartbeat was great, cervix on the inside was great. Nothing looked amiss. I felt better but still did not understand what exactly was going on. I was then sent home with no other explanation.
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I went to the new OB appointment and was looked over. The dilation the emergency room saw was not dilation or placental tissue. I have a polyp on my cervix. Right smack dab in the middle. It is causing the bleeding and we will just have to watch it very closely. The baby is doing great and I got to hear its little heartbeat! Its very strong and music to my ears!
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I have other information but that is a whole other issue and I will write about that later. As for right now I am doing good and the baby is doing good so that is all that really matters in the end. As for everyone else I hope your last month was a lot better then mine.