Tuesday, July 22, 2008

And now we wait. And a big WHOA!

CVS went without a hitch today.

Doctor did mention that cord attachment issue w/ the placenta again. He talked about how it could inhibit fetal growth, but that isn't too big of a worry. He said the most likely of problems will be delivering the placenta, as the cord can detach when pulled on (no, not while baby is in the womb). He said, as the other doctor, to get a fetal growth u/s starting at 28 weeks. This condition starts with a "v" and I cannot for the life of me, remember the name. He did say that the reason he's not worried is because it's not on the cervical side. Whew.

The CVS itself was painless. The only issue was I had to come "floating". I had a full bladder at 8am and the procedure didn't take place until after 9am. Ugh. I can tell you, however, I had the best pee ~ever~ right afterwards.

The doctor did give me a shot of the evil, evil, evil turbutalene. Anyone who has ever had a brush with pre-term labor will remember this drug. I've never smoked crack, but I would compare it to how that would feel. My heart is racing and I'm twitching/shaking enough you can actually see it. Yuck. I had pre-term labor with Allison one time and this drug sucks assholes. And then they tell you to go home and rest. Sure. How about go home and shake on the couch? That's more like it.

These next 24 hours will be the biggest tell in the risk of miscarriage. So far, so good. The doctor checked for any active bleeds and all was well. So rest, rest, rest. Or at least, sit still, sit still, sit still.

The package goes out overnight to a lab in New Mexico. The lab will then work on it and it takes about 24 hours. I ~should~ get results by Thursday.

This is going to be a LONG 2 days.

-- and a sincere thank you for all the wonderful comments you've given. It really picks up my emotions!

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Here's the whoa. A wonderful friend of mine from the boards told me her doctor gave her literature how the first and second trimester screenings can show an increased false positives for Down syndrome. (not positives, as they are screening, but increased risk.).

So I googled some medical journals (beth, don't yell at me) and I found many references to it. Here is one I just read:

"Recently, two studies (Liao et al., 2001; Wøjdeman et al., 2001) have evaluated the first-trimester markers profile among ART singletons and reported conflicting results. Although both of these groups agreed that NT was not influenced, one group (Liao et al., 2001) found decreased PAPP-A and increased FßHCG among their IVF cases."

Which is what I had - decreased PAPP-A and increased FßHCG. The other study didn't find a big enough difference to report, but one did. Maybe they just had the "right" subject group. I know this doesn't mean much in the scheme of things now, but it provides some hope. And the fact that her RE sent her literature warning her of this aspect, helps. It does. So thank you Hollie! ♥

23 comments:

Miss Tori said...

Glad the test went well today. Sorry that drug is causing such weird stuff. I'll be keeping you in my prayers that everything is okay.

Hollie said...

Nancy - It was a nice surprise to see my name in your post. I'm happy that I can bring you a little hope and point you to some more information. My RE was really great. I'll try to pull that page out and see if it says anything else. So until Thursday, try to think positive!
I'm glad that you made it through the procedure ok. I hope you start feeling better soon.

bleu said...

I never have tests even though I had Bliss at AMA because of all the false positives. I was told they were very common and have had friends who had them only to go on and have no problems and also had a friend who had all tests and all came back fine and her child is downs. I just didn't want the stress.

I am sending lots of love and light your way the next two days.

Jendeis said...

So glad that know that everything went ok. Hope that it continues to go well.

calliope said...

I am just now catching up on all of this. wow. thinking of you, sweetie.
xoxo

soapchick said...

Praying for good results and I hope the shakes go away soon Nancy!

KatieM said...

Finger crossed hun!!!

Cibele said...

Glad to hear that all went well... I hope that the results comes fast and can tell you that everything is good with your baby. HUGS

Cibele said...

I also know many cases of false positives based on the first trimester screening tests.

heavenlytini said...

i'm still praying for you hope these two days go by fast and you get uplifting results in the end. still praying your baby is healthy!!!

MrsSpock said...

Glad it went off without a hitch. I hope you've be getting even better news soon...

Morgan said...

Things are going to be wonderful...I just know it girl! Well maybe not the drug they gave you..but ya know! Take care of yourself! It's going to be a long 2 days for all of us, you're in my thoughts!

Duck said...

glad the test went well.
I too have read of false increased risk things, but, being as I was never knocked up filed it into the things i don't have to obsess about right now part of my brain.
take care

Katherine said...

Glad to hear all went smoothly...and that's comforting news from Hollie. I'll continue to pray that everything is fine and you can start enjoying being pregnant very soon!

jenn said...

I'm glad it went well. I'll be waiting right there with you for the long 2 days. I'm glad you got some comfort & hope from Dr.Google instead of his normal doom & gloom!

Kelly said...

You & your baby are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad the CVS went well! ((hugs))

JamieD said...

Glad the test went off with no problems except for the jittery shakies!!

It always feels good to have some good information in your pocket. I hope Thursday gets here in a flash!

Amber said...

I'm glad you have it behind you and will keep you in my thoughts.

Tricia said...

Glad it all went well today. Relax and rest up!

Geohde said...

The cord insertion is called velamentous :). It means that it doesn't directly insert into the placenta, but traverses the membranes a bit first.

The issue they were probably worried about was vasa previa- where this happens between the baby and the cervix, that you didn't have.

Anyway, I'll be thinking of you over the next few days, crossing my fingers,

J

nancy said...

J - you are the best. Helps "knowing" a doctor, eh? :)

Thanks for that freaking word. I googled it and could not find it. Pissed me off since i'm a good searcher.

I gotta take a moment to see how you and the babes are doing...

Elana Kahn said...

GOOD LUCK!!!! I'm sending you really potent healthy baby vibes. ~~~~~

Motel Manager said...

I've been traveling and just caught up on the drama. I am SO glad your CVS went well and that you'll get the prelim results so soon. Mine also went to NM, and I got them in under 2 days. I hope you get 100% fabulous news!!