Saturday, 15 September 2007

More from yesterday

Okay, now that I've had time to sit, I'll go over yesterdays events!

I picked Drew up at work around 10:15 and we headed to Cambridge to find the hospital. We got there (after a few wrong turns) and got parked. The building wasn't really labeled so we went in and followed the signs to the Rosie Maternity Hospital. I almost lost Drew at the Breast Unit *giggle*, but we finally made it to where we needed to go.

We got checked in at 11:15 and didn't get called into the room until just after noon! Yikes! That's NHS for you I guess. It was pretty scary in the room, there was the specialist, another doctor, and a medical student in there. First we went over my file just so she could clarify results. She said that based on the results alone, she's inclined to say that it was either a false positive on the recent blood work, or a false negative on the original blood work. However, she would do the scan and make sure no abnormalities were found there.

I got up on the table and she started scanning. She did all parts of the brain, which appeared normal, she was talking us through each step of what she was looking at. She started scanning the heart and at that point I started to get light headed like last time. I told her how I was feeling and she had me roll on my left side. She said that it was normal for me to get light headed and it was from lying on my back, and the pressure of the baby on my major blood vessels restricting blood flow. Good to know I'm not just weak sauce! I was still sweating and light headed but the doctor was able to keep scanning while I was lying on my side. She continued to look at the heart, the kidneys, spine, we got to see her nose and mouth, all of her little fingers, even each of the joints, and her little feet. She was picking her nose at one point, silly girl, but we didn't get a picture of that.

This is funny, but kind of gross. About 10 minutes before she finished I was coming around, but still not feeling great, I had this awful urge and I wasn't sure if it was gas, or the big D. Considering I had my rear pointing towards this poor specialist I wasn't about to chance it so I squeezed my cheeks tight with all my might. I had goosebumps, and my bowels were screaming in pain. The doctor noticed that I was grimacing and asked me if I was okay, and I didn't want to tell her I had to do one or the other, so I just creaked out, "I have to pee!" She said, "you're in pain???" And I said, "no, pee!!" I silently mouthed to Drew, "I have to fart!" Let me tell you, the next 5 minutes until I managed to control the urge was painful and long, but it finally passed (the 5 minutes, not the gas). It was pretty embarrassing, but at least I was able to hold it in!

She finished up, another specialist had a quick peek at the brain as well, but the conclusion from both specialists is that everything was 100% normal on the scan, and that we should expect a healthy baby. She said she couldn't rule out any genetic or chromosomal defects, but since my triple screen came back low risk that we should be okay there as well.

We finished up and headed back to Mildenhall so Drew could get back to work. I ran a couple of errands and headed back to Ely to pick up Kat from work so we could go see Wicked. We made it to London just in time for a quick bite to eat with Jackie and her friend Brian, and then headed into the show. It was wonderful!! If anybody has the chance to see it, and hasn't yet, I highly recommend it! It was a great going away gift from my friends, and I'll miss them terribly.

I got a call from Sally Ann (my boss, well, was my boss!) to let me know that the Toxoplasmosis results came back on the original cat that started this whole thing.... negative as well! So that's good to know.

I have my regular 24 week OB appointment on Monday, so I'll let them know the results as well. Hey, tomorrow is my 24 week photo too, so you're getting TONS of posts this month! I also have more ultrasound pics to share, but the scanner is being feisty so I'll get them up as soon as I can.

Talk to you soon!

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