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...
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