Well I had my high risk consultation today. I kind of thought they would probably just see that I've been doing well with the illness and send me on my way. Not so much. I'm going to be awful busy driving the hour back and forth to the high risk doc's office for the next 7 months. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
I have a chronic immune condition that causes me to have a suppressed immune system. Well, since pregnancy suppresses it anyway I'm at a much higher risk for dangerous infections. They said they worry most about vaginal or uterine infections and basically made it sound like DTD is going to be a huge chore if I want to do it in a way that lowers my risk for infection. Lol. I'm going to have urine cultures done once a month whether I have symptoms of UTIs or not since I have a history of pretty bad kidney infections and stones. Looks like I'll have an appointment every two weeks and they said very frequent ultrasounds. They said right now the goal is to keep me pregnant especially since I had fertility issues. I'm almost 9 weeks according to their model so at least I'm on the higher side of the first trimester now.
They've also told me to call them for anything and everything. If I get an infection of any kind, even sinus, they want to treat it. Also it looks like I'll be delivering at a different hospital and probably with a different doctor than I thought. I love my usual OB and I trust him with my life so this part scares me. The high risk practice has around 30 doctors including the residents and it could probably be any of them when it comes time to deliver and I may not even know who they are. That freaks me out a little. Other than that though they seem really determined to keep me as healthy as possible and are taking precautions that probably need to be taken. This illness can get dangerous really fast and this is my first pregnancy so they have no idea how I'll respond. I've already had one bad sinus infection and I currently have a pretty bad case of thrush that's in my throat and esophagus...AGAIN. They're taking care of that one now.
AHH! It's all so overwhelming. I'm a little freaked out even though I think it's the right thing to do to go through all of this. I just can't wrap my head around it all.