My Reasons

My Reasons

This Is Where It All Begins

This Is Where It All Begins

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Verdict....kind of

I must say, I have an awesome OB.

Here is the visit in a nutshell.

Doc: So, your son has Fifth Disease huh
Me: yeah
Doc: How are you feeling?
Me: I am 9 1/2 weeks pregnant, how do I answer that.
Doc: laughs
Doc: Do you feel like you have a cold?
Me: um, aside from a small sore throat, no.
Doc: You don't look like you have a rash either. That is good news, here is the deal. Most doctors at this point would do a blood test to see if you have the virus right now, but seeing that our lady blew your vain only a week ago, we will hold off. I don't like unnecessary blood work anyway. We will do the blood work if I feel it is necessary later on.
Me: So, how do we know if I have it or not?
Doc: You will know you have it if you get a severe cold or rash within the next day or two. If you do, come see me immediately and we will go from there. I still wouldn't worry though. If you have it, I will just watch you more carefully. Extra ultra-sounds, more visits, ect.
Me: Well, this is what I read about it....(tell him what I know)
Doc: Yes, it is scary, and you were right to come in today. I will tell you though, that in all my years as a doc and a student, I have never once seen this virus cause harm to an unborn baby. Rest assured.
Me: Oh wow, I feel a lot better, I was pretty worried.
Doc: Most women are, and should be to a point. You can start worrying if you get the symptoms. (looks at chart) How is the Zofran working?
Me: Not really working at all, and my insurance only gave me 12.
Doc: Are you taking it three times a day?
Me: I can't, I don't have enough. I only take it when I am at my absolute worst. I am down to the last one.
Doc: Call your insurance and tell them that if they don't give you at least 100 Zofran, I will put you in the hospital and they can pay for that instead. He then proceeded to rip on insurance companies for a while. It was pretty funny.
Me: O.k., I will call them today..thanks
Doc: Any more questions?
Me: Nope
Doc: Great, unless you have some symptoms, I will see you in a few weeks, and we will check out that babies heart beat.

To sum it up, I feel a lot better, and am hoping that no symptoms pop out in the next few days. Deep down, I feel like everything will be o.k. Wow, it has been quite the past 24 hours though. I am glad it is over...hopefully.


Trinette McCrary said...

I will keep praying for you and the baby, but it sounds like everything will be okay. Are you going to Dr. Weary? I love him!!! He is an excellent doctor. I had three of my babies with him. He sure got me through some rough, scary and sad times.

Trinette McCrary said...

Happy times too.

runningfan said...

Hooray! I had to get ornery with my insurance company about giving me enough Zofran, too, but they came through and it saved my bacon!

Colleen said...

It has been a crazy 24 hours! I am so glad you are feeling better. It is hard not to panic, (I even called my mom this morning to ask her if she thinks I had it already as a kid!), but I am sure it will all be OK. Hearing that he hasn't seen any problems from it in all his years of practicing, knowing what a popular doc he is, is greatly reassuring!

Nancy said...

Glad for the "verdict." We'll keep praying for you.

Gina said...

I am so glad to hear that things are looking positive. I am so glad you have such a kind and caring OB, it makes a world of a difference!