Wednesday, June 24, 2009

update on autopsy and doctor's appointments

Here is a quick update. I will try and update with more details later as I am still trying to process all of the information. Yesterday was a long day. We started with a 10 am apt. with the therapist we are seeing together. She is wonderful and knows how to ask us the right questions. We both really like her and like our sessions with her. Then I had my 11:30 am 6 week post-partum check up with my OB. Everything is healing wonderfully and I am cleared to start doing some simple exercising and then work my way up. Now I need to find the motivation! My blood pressure was fairly normal too, 120/82. Then at 1 pm we met with Moira's NICU doctor and my OB to go over the autopsy results. We didn't learn anything new, everything was about the same and what we had already learned while we were still in the hospital. The only new thing was that we learned my placenta was too small to support Moira's life, for whatever reason it didn't grow. That was probably due to my BP issues. So, that was hard to hear, but we did have an idea that something was wrong with the placenta from the beginning of all of this, we just didn't know what. We were told that there really is no way of knowing that ahead of time. The only thing we can do is be watched more closely the next time around and also as soon as my BP increases, I will go on medication to keep it normal. was a long day.

The good news, if there can be any good news, is that we have an appointment with the fertility doctor in 2 weeks to discuss our options and my OB wants me to make an appointment with a high risk OB to ask questions to her about high BP, etc. in preparation for our next pregnancy. I also have an appointment with my primary care doc. tomorrow to check in with her and see what she thinks of my BP. Like I said, it was fairly normal yesterday, but we want to see what she thinks and whether or not I should start meds now. So, lots of appointments will be coming up in order to prepare us for our next pregnancy.

On a side note, one of our 5 cats, Kismet, was hit by a car last night and left to die on the side of the road, right in front of our neighbor's house. Noone came looking for us or anything and Dave was out in back mowing the lawn. We found out because a couple walking down the street saw her and then saw that we had 2 cats in our front yard. So, they were nice and came looking for Dave and asked him. It was awful!! Not a great way to end the day. People on our road drive way too fast and it's crazy! I think we are going to try and do something about it with our neighbors. Maybe put HUGE speed bumps in front of our house or big orange cones or something telling people to slow down!!! UGH!!! I hate how inconsiderate people can be.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I commented on this elsewhere, but I wanted to say that you are always in my thoughts. <3