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eventful dr apt today

Had my doc apt today...told the doc about the contractions I have been having. He checked my cervix...told me Im beginning to thin but worse was that the bottom portion of my uterus feels to be "ballooning". The cerclage is nice and snug in place, but apparantly the contractions are causing enough pressure that its making the bottom portion of my uterus take the path of least resistance...and its actually feeling like its ballooning around the cerclage. (he drew me a nice picture as I found it confusing and had never had it happen in the past) He said what he would usually do at this point is start bed rest...but he knew my home situation and he didnt know yet if he wanted to be that aggressive. He prescribed brethine for me to take now to stop contractions and he is making an appointment for me to see the specialist either tomorrow or Tuesday of next week. The specialist will do another ultrasound to see how bad things look...he said it will give him a much better idea of how bad the situation really is. Then I will see him next Thursday and he will decide if I need to be on bedrest or if he can just keep the contractions quiet with meds and ask me to be on "modified bedrest"...meaning as much as possible off my feet and laying down. He said if the cervix is too thin he will have to tell me no more travel. My travel is mild...I have 2 hour drive trips planned....several coming up in the next few months...most of them for my daughters dance. He asked me if he told me bed rest...would I be able to be compliant? I told him....if you tell me my babies health is at risk and I HAD to be on bedrest...I will do it. If he thinks I can still get away with taking care of my family and trying to take it easy as much as possible...that is what I prefer....but of course if he told me I HAD to...I would! So...I will know more by next week as to what will happen. For the other stuff...baby's hr was good, bp was 110/70 and no weight gain! After he checked my cervix and found concern...he didnt even bother with the fundus height...we talked about the current situation for the rest of the appointment! T&P would be appreciated that things are not bad at the ultrasound! Smile

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((HUGS)) I'm sure that is scary and I'm glad you have great care. KUP!

I'll keep you in my thoughts......Like you, I can't imagine slowing down at this point-- so much to do. But I'd do it in a heartbeat if it is best for babe. More ((HUGS)).

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Sending lots of good vibes your way!! How scary!! But I will be keeping you and your little one in my thoughts that everything goes well!

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I'm glad your baby is doing great in there. As for the other stuff- wow. I'd be a little nervous too. But I'm happy you and the doctor are on this and I hope your contractions do stop with the medication. I'm sure you have folks that would lend a hand with your busy family if you are put on bed rest. Like you said, whatever it takes to have a healthy baby! Prayers for you.

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ACK! How scary. I hope you can get some rest. Maybe some of the older kids can help more....
Stay strong..... and Im wishing this time goes by safely and quickly for you.

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That is scary! I was relieved to see you are 29 weeks now though...I think that's when the baby starts to have a pretty decent shot at surviving outside the womb if necessary (though not fun to have a NICU baby of course). Keep that baby baking a little longer! Good luck!

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what a mess...the doctor did not specify that he needed me seen by the specialist asap....the stupid lady that makes the appointment never bothered to make the appointment today! The doctor was very hopeful I could be seen tomorrow...worse case Tuesday (the office close to us is a satellite and they are only there on tues and Thurs otherwise its an hour long drive)...now they are not even calling the office until tomorrow (idiots) and I will be lucky to get an appointment Tues probably!! The doc said I HAD to see the other doc before I see him again and I have an appointment with him next THurs. If I have to drive an hour because the lady at that office is an idiot...Im going to be really MAD!! Oh well...hopefully everything will turn out ok...I really wish the doctor would have communicated with them better! For goodness sakes...he wanted to send me over to their office right then and there...but I reminded him that the office was only open Tues and Thurs so he really wanted me seen tomorrow...the ladies in the office making the appointments had from 9 am until all day to make the appointment! I called at 4 and she hadnt done it!! Grrrrrr!!!!

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Oh goodness! Sorry you're facing all this... and the stupid people to boot! Sad Will be thinking good thoughts for you to be seen soon, and that things are looking better, not worse!

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at 2:30 today...when I still had heard nothing I called my dh distraught...he called the doctor's office...and gets results (the office is closed tomorrow and I did NOT want to go into the weekend without an appointment made). Tues at 3:30 I see the specialist...I will kup! Smile

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Whew! Sometimes a little angry husband calling is what it takes to get things done Wink Glad you have an appt, although what is wrong with them? Don't they realize this is kind of urgent? Frustrating.

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Hope the appt goes well and your little bean is still going to cook for a good while longer!

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I was angry with the doctor for not communicating with them that this was an appointment that needed to be made asap...then I pulled out the check out sheet he gave me (which I keep a copy of) and right at the bottom it says see MFM tomorrow....(which was supposed to be TODAY!!!! and they never even called for the apt until this afternoon idiots!!!!) Im totally speaking to the doctor at my next appointment about how this was handled....he needs to know what screw ups they are in the office!!