Okay, this may be long. I wish you were all in my living room right now. So, I am 19 weeks 1 day and so far everything is going well. To give everyone an idea of how things have gone here's the story. In January, I went for an ultrasound with the MFM they immediately set me up on 80 mg of lovenox per day. I did a 24 hour urine, protein and glucose came out fine. However, I had elevated liver enzymes, so at the next OB appointment I had blood drawn again and they still came up high. So, the OB sent me to have an ultrasound of my liver. They said I had a slightly fatty liver. That got me sent to a liver specialist. That was one week ago. I felt I knew more about the liver than the doctor did. She kept going on and on about how all she had to go on was when I delivered last May with severe PE and HELLP. She did not have any info from the OBs I was with last pregnancy. I know they didn't doing any testing on my liver other than hepatitis testing and that was negative. So, she just was fit to be tied and said "with your history of HELLP we will just hope for the best". It made me mad to say the least. So, I went to the lab and they drew blood. Later, that day I had my 18 week growth scan with the peri and she got the blood test results back as well.
First, I got a glimpse of a nicely formed little BOY!!! My husband and I were both very excited that things look really great. My MFM said the placenta was beautiful and cord attachment was good. He has been moving a lot for a few weeks now and I never had that with my Fritzy, I only remember those little faint feelings you get when you first start to feel the movement.
My MFM said my liver enzymes had come down and that their office would monitor the liver and not to bother with the liver specialist because other doctors often freak out when dealing with pregnant women, especially high risk ones. I am a bit anemic but I started taking an iron supplement last week so that should help.
So, today I went to the OB and I saw the main one that I will be with. He is very cautious but he thinks with close monitoring things should be just fine. The thing is, I feel crazy at times because the dates of this baby and my last baby are running along the same time frame. So, as I creep towards 24 weeks and the time leading up to that point I am getting more and more worried. This pregnancy has been different from the very beginning and I truly believe I will have the best outcome. How do I get through the next five weeks without going completely insane?
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.