Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Encouraged

I had another consultation with my OB/GYN this morning. I always have to wait in the office longer than I'd like but I really like him so it is worth it. The play-group gals took care of Russell for the morning.

After all my research online and in books, I took my list of recommended (some, controversial) tests with me. The doctor called a reproductive endocrinologist in the area and he then ordered some of the tests I asked for, in addition to what the RE recommended. The doctor said there is a good likelihood of me having an immune problem of which I am not thrilled, but at this point, we are just looking for answers. We can deal with the solution later. The controversial tests/remedies (not covered by insurance) could run into the thousands financially speaking so we will not pursue those at this time.

From my experience last fall, the tests take awhile to get back once they've been taken.

All this to say, I feel encouraged. I feel like the doctor is taking me seriously, and not just assuming chromosomal abnormality (after four losses), although, I conceed, that is still a plausible reason. So, for now, we wait. I don't mind. I need to be still and remember that God is ultimately the giver and taker of life.

5 comments:

Aly said...

You have awesome perspective. I am glad you have the blessing of a good dr.

Praying for your continued hope and peace.

Polly Gamwich said...

That is encouraging! Very exciting.

april said...

I am encouraged that you are encouraged. Looking forward to hear what the results are. I am also glad that you have a good doctor. That makes a big difference!

Cass said...

Good! I'm so glad you're feeling encouraged and feeling as though you're being listened to and respected. On to the next steps now ...

Grad3 said...

I am sorry for your losses but it sounds like you are in good hands and exploring all the possible reasons. I hope that you find what you are looking for and please feel free to ask me any questions you might have.

It's a hard road travled but you have already come so far!