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by gordon k
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Dads
Topic: Looking for support
Replies: 31
Views: 24160

Re : Looking for support

<t>You're already doing what you can: keeping yourself informed. It's great that you're working with your wife's doctors and nurses as a team. What my wife's perinatologist and nurse did to keep us calm was tell us: "Don't freak out unless we freak out." They never freaked out, and hopefully you can...
by gordon k
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Dads
Topic: Still here... (31 week update)
Replies: 11
Views: 10305

Re : Still here... (31 week update)

<t>First off, congratulations on being at 31 weeks. Make it to 32, and from what my wife's nurse told us, you're in a much better position. My wife and I did have some of the anxiety of "waiting to be hospitalized" during the pregnancy, but it never occurred. Glad to hear that everything is "stabili...
by gordon k
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Dads
Topic: 30 Week update
Replies: 5
Views: 5367

Re : 30 Week update

<t>Doesn't sound like it is quite time to "freak out", but the 400 mg/dl from the 24h test is discouraging. My wife had both the high protein and blood pressure, so I can't offer much insight into your current situation, sorry.<br/> <br/> It's good that you and your doctor team are closely monitorin...
by gordon k
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Dads
Topic: Generally Concerned - looking for info
Replies: 26
Views: 19134

Re : Generally Concerned - looking for info

<t>Continued support and best wishes. "Knowledge is power," as Schoolhouse Rock used to say, and in this case, it's true. (Of course, they always used to say "Conjunction junction, what's your function?" but I digress and used to watch way too much children's television.)<br/> <br/> I'm glad that yo...
by gordon k
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: Dads
Topic: Generally Concerned - looking for info
Replies: 26
Views: 19134

Re : Generally Concerned - looking for info

<t>Sounds good: keep doing your homework, make sure you understand what's happening, and remember that this is yours and your wife's pregnancy, and not your doctor's. <br/> <br/> Hopefully your wife's OB has a practice that is similar to my wife's perinatologist, where all of the doctors are on the ...
by gordon k
Sat Jul 30, 2005 05:53 pm
Forum: Dads
Topic: Generally Concerned - looking for info
Replies: 26
Views: 19134

Re : Generally Concerned - looking for info

More than anything I'm glad that the doctors and nurses are beginning to listen to and take you seriously. It seems like your response from them is much better than in the past. Continued good luck, thanks for the update.
by gordon k
Sun Jul 17, 2005 05:07 pm
Forum: Dads
Topic: Drawing line between paranoid and valid concerns..
Replies: 2
Views: 5356

Re : Drawing line between paranoid and valid concerns..

<t>It's not paranoia; the only thing you hafta be afraid of is the stuff you don't know. Be honest with you dr., tell her your concerns, and ask the questions that you have. Your physician should not leave you wondering about what's going on and what you should be doing. If you don't feel that you a...
by gordon k
Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Dads
Topic: Challenging the Dr and trust in general....
Replies: 9
Views: 4628

Re : Challenging the Dr and trust in general....

<t>Fortuntately for my wife and I, the "line was already drawn," so to speak, when we began treating her infertility. We got a referral to an excellent urologist from Norlisa's then OB/GYN, who referred us to excellent reproductive endocrinologists/infertility doctors, who would not try getting my w...
by gordon k
Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Dads
Topic: Generally Concerned - looking for info
Replies: 26
Views: 19134

Re : Generally Concerned - looking for info

<t>Peace of mind, right now, is why I'd take my wife to a peri. If your wife had PIH/preeclampsia before, in my personal opinion, I'd take her to a perinatologist. To me, it seems they are more vigilant and knowledgeable in dealing with and treating (and in my wife's case, preventing) preeclampsia, ...
by gordon k
Fri Jul 15, 2005 01:06 am
Forum: Dads
Topic: Generally Concerned - looking for info
Replies: 26
Views: 19134

Re : Generally Concerned - looking for info

<r>Hello and welcome to the dad's forum. Glad that you found us.<br/> <br/> From what I learned from my wife's experience (and again, I'm not a doctor), it seems to be (A) hard to predict if one will get preeclampsia (although there are high-risk symptoms to look out for, in your wife's case, previo...

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