Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dr. Wonderful Strikes again

I had a fantastic dr's appointment this morning with Dr. Wonderful. First they performed an fetal echo-cardiogram to make sure that there were 4 chambers and that the septum was closed due to me having surgery for an A.SD repair. Everything looked great, Baby cooperated well and they got all the measurements/tests that needed to be done.


The baby was in such great positioning that the tech went ahead and turned the machine onto the 4d mode. We watched the lil one smile at us .... (can't get the pic to upload - will try later)

It was awesome.


We then discussed my failing the 1 hr Glucose test and i showed him my recordings for all my readings I have been doing since the day of the test. He agreed that the 3 hr was going to be a waste of time since my fasting mornings reads are the only reads that are out of the acceptable range. We already know from the PC.OS that my body is wonky with sugars and nighttime. He stated that my over-active liver was just in overtime at night and that we need to try and combat the night sugars. Based on my pregnancy with MT, my fasting waking sugars were always the highest too .. so with that Said, He wants me to try 500mg of Met.formin at night to start off with and see if we can't get my fasting waking read around 90 at first. I am to call him in 1 week on the 500 mg, If it is not down/under 90, then I will go to 2 500mg of Met... If after 2 weeks of that It is still not being down/around 90 .., we will try 3 500mg..... I have an appointment with him Sept 4, and if we still can't control it, we will discuss what is next.


This news is so fantastic to me ... I know I still have GD and GD is not fantastic , but not having to take the 3 hr and just feeling like I had a Dr listen to me about my body feels like a very huge accomplishment. This is why he deems the name Dr. Wonderful.


He always wants me to go to checking my sugars 2 hrs after each meal instead of 1 hour. All of this is just such a breath of fresh air and I feel like I can slowly breath again and release the panic ..

27 comments:

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

Love the 4D! I am so happy to hear you do not have to do the dreadful 3 hour test. That is just pure torture! :o)

Is it sad that I still cannot believe you are pregnant. I haven't grasped my mind around it. :o)

My Reality said...

I am glad the doc listened to you.

Joy said...

I just did the 3-hour glucose test so I'm glad you got to miss out on it! And that your doctor is treating you as an individual, not as any other patient.

LOVE the sonogram pic!!! We're doing our 3D sonogram tomorrow (YAY!!!).

Jen said...

Does Dr. Wonderful have room for new patients? I'd like a doctor to listen to me.

Meghan said...

Glad you had such a good appt. Isn't it a sad state when we get exctied that doctors actually listen to us?? It's really so rare.

And congrats on avoiding the 3 hr! Hoping the met at night does the trick for you

Amanda said...

OMG LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILING BABY!!!! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwe!!!!

I'm so glad that the doc listened to you! I'm also happy that Dr. W is going to manage this for you instead of letting the OB muck it up. Hooray!

Praying that the lowest dose of Met does the trick for you.

Hilary said...

Glad you got good news at your appointment :) Sweet picture too!! :)

Dreamer4agift said...

What a wonderful appt! So glad ur panic is being lifted.

Caro said...

Great news.

Malloryn said...

What a relief... a doctor that actually listens to you is priceless!

That little smile picture is so sweet.

hope548 said...

I'm glad you got good news and a doc that listens and also got to see your new little man in there!
Enjoy your weekend!

tryingin2007 said...

beautiful! and no 3 hour! how great is THAT?!

Courtney said...

So happy for you that you have a wonderful doctor that is flexible and doesn't force you to take tests when you are already a proactive patient.

That is one beautiful boy you are growing!

Dr. Grumbles said...

sounds like a fabulous doc!

Photogrl said...

Lovin' the picture!

I'm really happy to hear that your doc was open to listening to you and willing to work with you.

Work, met, work!

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

YAY for a great appointment! That picture I'd just precious and I'm so glad you can avoid the 3hr test! ((hugs))

Hopeful Terri said...

Look at that smile. From ear to ear. He is saying,"mommy you are the greatest and I can't wait to see you, E, and MT".

Glad to hear dr. confirmed your sugar issues.

Goodk Luck.

Glenna Marshall said...

I've not stopped by your blog for months and here I find you months into your second pregnancy! Wow...a lot happens when you take a break from blogging! A belated congrats to you!

Elle Charlie said...

I have missed a lot! Congrats on the pregnancy, and I can't wait to follow the journey! Glad you had a good doc appt and felt listened to!

Jendeis said...

Happy anniversary Farah and E!!

JJ said...

Happy Anniversary to you all!

AJ's mommy said...

Love the smiling photo! Very cute...

I am so glad the dr. listened. Feels nice to have a dr like that!

butterflyanla said...

you are wonderful and as always I appreciate your friendship. I left you a surprise on my blog.

christina(apronstrings) said...

yea ont he 3hr!! Go you. Love the pic too. As you know, i totally get the 'omg i can't believe i am pregnant!" and not always thrilled about it. I am happy most of the time--like 90%-but sometimes i just am so tired and am wondering how i am going to handle two under two.
yikes, eh?

Cibele said...

Love the pic, I can see the smile!! It is always goo to have a doc that listen! glad to hear that everything is fine with the baby

sara said...

I love that photo! And what a great appointment and a wonderful doc :-) Isn't it just the best thing when everything comes together? ((hugs))

T-Mommy said...

Priceless news and pic!

Thank you so much for offer to help on my dilemma, and yes, even knowing that you haven´t walked on my shoes I would still love to hear your opinion.... so feel free to let it out! ;)