Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Next Appt.

I called UCSF yesterday and they had already cancelled my appointment with Dr. Callen for today since I had been seen on Friday night. I e-mailed Callen and asked him if he'd weigh-in on our case but I'm not hopeful he'll do so. We are content with the care we were given on Friday.

On Sunday morning, my RE called (RE/fertility clinics are open 7 days/week due to the nature of things), and I was glad to have stayed home from church. Dan and Russell went but I needed the quietness and peace of my own home. A little praise music and a window full of sunshine does wonders for my soul.

Anyway, the RE asked a lot of questions about the Stanford visit and the UCSF visit. I filled her in since the reports were sent to my OB's clinic instead, since he ordered the exams. Our RE has been seeing us since September '08, and she has been very easy to work with- and very accessable. The RE was not thrilled with the 'alarmist' report from Stanford and was pleased that UCSF gave us a more hopeful prognosis. I was glad she called as well because I had a few of my own questions about the anatomy of the uterus (I've learnt more in the last two weeks about Biology than I did in high-school) and our case. She was more than informative and put my fears to rest. Bless her heart.

Our next exam/ultrasound is this Friday for the nuchal translucency test. Our OB encouraged us to have the appointment, but for our own sanity, we will not be reading the results. (He will, of course). The NT test gives you the fetus's chances of Down's Syndrome and other birth defects. We opted not to have this exam with Russell, as it is an elective test. We've had our nerves rattled enough and since this test does not even yield 100% results, we don't need that stress on our hearts and minds.

Again, thank-you for your continued prayers and love...

11 comments:

Choco Girl said...

Wow! You are in good hands. Thank You Lord!

pharmachick25 said...

I'm so glad to finally hear good news about your pregnancy!! Yay God! I hope you have a healthy baby....girl!! (I'm partial to girls) Did you get my email?

Aly sun said...

THanks for keeping us in the loupe. I continue to pray for you often.

Glenn+Jenn+Owen+Ian said...

Hillary, it brought tears to my eyes to see your pregnancy ticker on your blog - thank you God!!!

Katie said...

Wow Hillary what a crazy upside down twisted world your living in right now. I'm so sorry for all the uncertainty but I'm glad that things seem to be looking up! I'm so glad your RE called and made you feel better, maybe I should she her ;)!
Stay positive and you will be in my thoughts on Friday!

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

Thank-you for the love and encouragement:-)

Pharmachick25: I haven't received an e-mail from you and your link isn't public. Hope to hear from you soon!

alr said...

I was thinking of you at church on Easter because there was a song with lyrics that included "our God saves" and "he turns mourning into praise." I thought of you the whole time and was so moved to witness God's grace and our hope in Him. Wow, nuchal translucency screening already!

Grad3 said...

I have been reading just not commenting...

I am so, so, so hopeful for you. Crossing everything that can be crossed for a very uneventful happy, healthy 9 loooong months ;)

Melissa said...

I resent the email to you.

Photogrl said...

I'm so glad to hear that you had a good weekend.

Still praying for you and your family...

Erica said...

Hi, Anne's sister-in-law Erica here. I met you at Grace's 1st bday party. I am sure you know about our second child Adam and the visual impairments he was born with. I writing to tell you God does miracles. Adam wasn't supposed to have sight, let alone walk or be "normal". He just turned two last week and is a healthy boy, all boy, and while he does have some difficulty with sight, he is a pretty normal 2 yera old (including being strong-willed). God has shown us His continued blessings through Adam. We will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer. God is so good!