July 7, 2009

And the confusion begins

Another nice scan at the MFM yesterday. No pictures though, the sonographer printed some but I think she forgot to give them to me. There was a nice profile shot too. Oh well. The upside to frequent checks with the high risk doc is plenty of pictures.

Everything was measuring on time (1lb 7 oz), and if this baby is going to drop off the growth curve like Piper did it isn't happening yet. Which makes sense since my BP is still normalish. The MFM noted the slight upward trend I mentioned at the last OB visit and asked why they don't have me on medication yet. So the confusion begins. I told him about the convo with the OB I saw last and he said I was absolutely right about starting medication BEFORE we see a problem. He strongly disagreed with her avoid-medicating-at-nearly-all-cost position but said let's give it four more weeks since all is well and then he will probably recommend to them to put me on medication. He also said to call if I ever feel like I'm not happy with what I'm being told at the OB practice.

So here I am again, feeling like it's up to me to make decisions I'm not qualified to make. But the OB I saw last time was also the one who screwed me all up with the previous pregnancy, and I only saw her because the doctor who we decided I should see exclusively (it's oh so intimate you know) was on vacation. When I'm back with my regular guy next week I'll talk to him about both visits and I feel very comfortable with his relationship with the MFM, and ultimately I have tremendous trust in the MFM and will defer to his advice. It makes a huge difference that he's gotten us safely through this once before so it does feel a bit easier this time. I can only hope the outcome is just as happy. So far so good.

9 comments:

Cibele said...

I am glad to hear that everything is fine.. I hate when docs are not at the same page and want us to make these important decision. HUGS

My Reality said...

I think I am headed down the same path as you with the blood pressure thing. I think I want to take meds before things get out of control.

I will be waiting to see how this pans out for you. . .

Red said...

I think it is amazing (and scary!) how much medical staff do leave up to the patient. I remember when Champ was sick after being born that the doctors gave us lots of choices, but I think I was so shell shocked that I just defered to them most of the time.

Your doctors must be able to see how knowledgable you are about your situation though. I don't think they would ask someone for their input if they thought they were a complete moron.

Furrow said...

It's wonderful that things are looking good so far. I hope your next OB visit leaves you with a more secure feeling.

mekate said...

So far so good is the best thing ever. And I am glad your MFM and your usual OB are both folks you trust and feel good with. I am glad they are on it, and so are you-- and nothing bad will happen here, nothing will be left alone long enough. I trust your intuition and hope you continue to feel great and that nothing untoward crops up. Here's wishing for uneventfulness!

warmly,
Kate

Bumble said...

Hey there Sarah! So glad your bub seems to be growing happily, and that you're feeling good too. Can't wait to "meet" the littly!

Grade A said...

Ugh. Doesn't it feel like they want you to choose b/c they want to wash their hands of the decision? Hello? A little help from the medical professionals would be nice...

That said, I agree with Kate. Trust that intuition and ask for what you need.

Glad the little one is right on track.

KS said...

I hate that there is such a difference in opinions within the same OB practice. I felt the same about mine. Thankfully, I had the option of having my appointment with midwives instead of docs, and they seemed to all be on the same page. Glad you are going back to your regular OB for the next checkup, and hopefully for all of the subsequent ones, esp. considering he has a good relationship with the MFM. Your intuition means a LOT, and while you may not be comfortable relying on it exclusively, having the OB and the specialist on the same page should arm you with enough info to support your intuition.

In the meantime, so glad the little bean is growing beautifully. And October seems soooo close already!

Artblog said...

Hey sweetie, good luck! battling my own probs with not passing the glucose test!

Why cant things just go smoothly for us, eh!