Monday, March 7, 2011
On Wed I had an appointment with Dr. Gleason. Just a normal "run of the mill" appt. (odd for us!) Blood pressure was normal 117/ 65. Urine test were normal also. Then came the weigh in....ZERO weight gain..again. This is 9wks of no weight gain. This is a little cause for concern. Mason is growing..but Im losing weight. I was sent in the next day to have a blood glucose test (it tests for gestational diabetes).
It is a test where you drink this yucky drink mix, wait 1 hour, then have a blood draw. Luckily my sister in law was kind enough to watch Colby while I did the test. (Thanks again Cheri). Dr called back this morning....I FAILED ...now onto the 3hr test.
Friday we had an appointment at Dr Evans. We did a growth ultrasound, cord pressure check, then an amnio reduction.
Growth scan went well. ( They forgot to give me the printout of all the numbers & percentages so I will enter those when I get them)
Mason now weighs 2lbs 13oz
His femur & humerus length is starting to drop on the charts (normal for DS)
His heart rate was 142 (like always)
His cord pressure is 4.1 (while resting... Worried how high it is when active)
**last scan, mason was resting and cord pressure was 3.5...so the pressure is increasing**
Fluid numbers was elevated again (as usual) and we did another amnio reduction. This one hurt pretty bad. They ended up not getting enough off so I go back this week to do it again before our BIG APPOINTMENT on Thursday.
Thursdays appointment is such a big appointment for us & Mason. We are doing a echo cardiogram on Mason's heart. We will finally know what they can do for his heart. If they can fix it or not, it he would need surgery right away, or if they can do anything at all. This appointment will give us lots of answers. We got our support team going with us. As long as I can mentally last till Thursday we will be ok.
Mommy is starting to finally feel better (thanks to some great meds to finally shake this cold stuff!)
Thank you again for your prayers. We will be needing them on Thursday for sure!
Posted by Mrs. B at 8:41 AM