by Shannonlynn (102 Posts), Thu Jul 21, 2011 08:55 am
Thank you Sam and Holly for the wonderful words of support. It really helps to read all the posts on the forum. I don't know what I would do if it wasn't here. So, my husband and I have some long distance friends that were due 5 weeks ahead of us and I knew I would struggle with it when they delivered. Well, Monday was the day. We saw the beautiful pix on facebook. I am very happy for them but their child being born so close to when ours was supposed to be born is a sad reminder of things never to be. What makes it even harder is that when we announced losing our child they never responded. I know that it is especially difficult for a pregnant woman to deal with thinking about the loss of someone else's child but in my mind a reply on facebook would have been nice or a card in the mail. I am sure they didn't know what to say. And maybe I am just being way too sensitive. So many people have had difficulty knowing how to respond. Sometimes there are those elephant in the room moments. It is at those times, I offer to talk about what happened. I get a lot of replies of " I don't understand". I tell them to look at the foundation website and I tell them I don't understand because really no one does.
Anyway, on to what happened at my MFM appointment. I went Tuesday morning and I found out I don't have full-blown APS, however,I do have the antigen. Doc said 40mg shots twice daily when I get pregnant plus LDA. She was very optimistic and said she has had so many successes with it over the years that she has lost count. So, although the news is really not the greatest for the long term (maybe?) for the baby front it is very good. Next, I go to the ob in late August to get the plan ironed out. The strange part about the results is that it is acquired as opposed to inherited. That is weird to me, but the environment is filled with all sorts of stuff. Anyway, girls, be calm and carry on. HUGS
Shannonlynn-mommy to Frederick Otto "Fritzy"
born May 6, 2011, became an angel one hour later
Severe PE at 24 weeks to the day
Gavin Walden born 8-4-12,lovenox, folgard, lda, prenatals. PE and HELLP free.