Thursday, April 17, 2008

I am "that" Patient

My poor OB nurse is working for her pay with me. I know that she will be soooo very very glad when I have delivered Mini.

She worked for her $'s today and yesterday and found a lab (actually the L&D Lab Center of the hospital I will deliver at) who will administer a pick line( not sure if that is the correct medical term for it). They will flush it out with hep.arin before each draw (since we know I respond fine to hep.) I am instructed to get 150 grams of extra carbs a day for 3 days prior to the test. I will take the test Tuesday morning - so Monday night, I am instructed to stop eating/drinking at midnight. After I receive my first fasting blood specimen, I can have water.

They wanted me to take the test Monday, but I have my MFM appointment at 9 and it is very far away from the hospital in which I need to go to. So it has to be tuesday. On Monday- we get another growth scan. I cannot wait and still hope that there will be only good news from that.

This eases my mind some what. It is still filled with worry, anxiety, fear, disappointment, guilt etc. I limit my sugars as it is. (very rare do I enduldge on juices/sodas, candy, cookies, sweets, etc) I was worried this would happen since we already knew I am insulin resistant. I know in my heart, no matter what, I will be ok ..It's my mind that is off filling my head with bad things.

The nurse at the ob's on friday did not send in my urine for analysis - therefore the ob nurse asked today if I would repeat that urine sample to check for a UTI. I am going tomorrow morning to a lab to do that urine sample - she was so upset that I have to do it again. (and very apologetic) She is so sweet to me - I told her that it was easy to stop in a do a urine sample. She had done me a huge favor and made me feel much better abut the gtt test that I had absolutely no problem doing a urine sample over.

This is all no big deal- I know -pregnancy hormones make everything seem like the end of the world. There is just so much fear involved. I know that this too shall pass.. and so will I. Thank you for the kind words/comments/thoughts/prayers.

16 comments:

Kathy V said...

Hang in there. You look beautiful in the pictures in the last post and that belly holding Mini is so cute. Atleast they will help you out with future bloodwork. Hugs to you.

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

I totally understand these fears hon. But you're right - it really will all be OK.

You're almost there!

Good luck with your next test.

BIG HUGS

Jen said...

Well, someone has to keep the nurses busy! Don't worry about it.

I have been thinking about. I am sure that everything will be just fine.

Mel said...

Thinking of you, dear friend...
*hugs*

Amy said...

Keep those nurses on their toes! Glad they were able to find an alternative for you on the GTT.

waitinginline said...

I know this is all upsetting, and I hate that for you. I'm so glad that your nurse is working so hard for you!!!

I hope the "drain" works perfectly and that they're able to get it in quickly. Since that's the reason you're being sent there, I'm sure they will!

They really forgot to send your sample in? Seriously? At least they're not making you go to their office to give another one. And they better rush some damn results to you!

But we're here for you. And you're right, this too shall pass! (((hugs))))

bridge said...

I am type 2 and a bad stick too. I always want to hug whoever can get me on the first try. can't wait to check on your progress

sara said...

Wow, a pic line...they're pulling out the big guns for you! Honey, you have been through so much already, you're allowed to feel some worry and fear. But just like you said, it will pass and things will work out. I'm just sorry that a sweetie like you has to have bumps in the road. I wish I had a zamboni to smooth them out for you. Do you guys have zambonis in Florida or is it to warm? Now I'm just rambling...pregnancy makes your brain mush!

I'm glad they were able to work something out for you with the lab draw stuff, but sorry about having to do the urine again. If I lived near you, I would try to draw your blood for you, maybe if I told you a joke when you did it and used some lidocaine it wouldn't hurt so bad or be so hard to get. I'm sorry sweetie...sending you some hugs!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

You look great! I know it will all be ok. Thinking of and praying for you and Mini. HUGS!

My Reality said...

I am also a tough stick. I have had my share of IV's and bloodwork in the past two years. I honestly think there are times when a pic would have been preferable to being stuck over and over and over. I hope it all goes well!

Kristen said...

I hope the pick line with the hep works and it won't be such a painful experience. I am glad they are listening to your concerns and coming up with an alternative solution, rather than just brushing you off like most offices. I'll be thinking of you and hoping for a better result with the 3-hr. test. XOXO

gracechild said...

You're really doing good Farah & I like the way you're taking everything in stride. Like you said, this too shall pass away.

nancy said...

I failed every single sugar test the first time and then passed each 3 hour. (i'm sorry, I haven't been caught up, I'm assuming you are just having to take the 3 hour?)

Why the PIC line? (I know I should just go read). I'm a horrible stick. IVF was terrible. Daily blood draws where the average was 4 sticks. I always joked about getting in a PIC line. Didn't realize some people actually get to do it! (and again, I obviously don't know the story, this could be way off)

This whole comment is showing my ignorance. I think I'll just go read :)

Malloryn said...

Good luck with everything, Farah! You look great, you definitely have that glow. You'll be relieved when this is behind you.

Marcy "meg" said...

Good luck with everything and it is okay to have fears... I think it is normal at this point. Hang in there.

seussgirl said...

Oops - Maybe your husband can enjoy the package I sent? I obviously wasn't thinking about sugars, I was just thinking fun. :( Sorry!