Friday, February 13, 2009

Please grant me serenity...

It's been a while since I've blogged, Jason is sick. I think he has the flu, it's definitely going around. I would rather see him jumping off the sofa then sleeping all day. We're on day 2, I hope he gets better soon.

On to other news, I am now a few days from being 16 weeks pregnant. We just recently told my parents the news and it's out at work as well. I had my OB appt. today. The heart rate was 160, I've gained 3lbs and all seemed to be going well. Then my OB told me my blood test revealed positive antibodies. It caught me off guard. Antibodies. WTF? She went on to explain that I have antibodies present on my red blood cells but not in sufficient quantity to be able to determine what specific antigen they are reacting to. She said at this point, the baby is fine. But she went ahead and we had a redrawn done. It took me a while to absorb all of this information. On the drive home, I realized that if she said the baby is fine RIGHT NOW, that could change if I continue to have these antibodies. I am Rh positive, and so is my husband. So there is no way the baby could be Rh negative. So, what else could it be. Then I googled it, and there is so many different antibodies. I had a mini freakout, but had to stop to take care of Jason.

So, for now. I am going to cross my fingers and pray that the repeat blood draw doesn't reveal anymore antibodies. It's so frustrating, just when I began to actually allow myself to feel hope. This happens. Although, Dr. J didn't seem to concerned. She said sometimes the blood work will reveal these antibodies and they mean nothing. I hope this is the case.

7 comments:

Monique said...

I'm hoping with you that everything will work out. Congratulations as well!

Monica H said...

I have to be completely honest with you, I don't really know what these "antibodies" are but I do hope they turn out to not be harmful to your or baby.

Don't give up the hope. Keep believing my friend.

Lisa DG said...

I am hoping along with you that everything is fine and that the retest will be normal.

mrsmuelly said...

Well at least your doc is being proactive about it. Maybe the first test was a "fluke"? Just keep us all advised....and congrats on almost 16weeks!

Monique said...

I nominated you for an Honest Scrap Award - see my blog for details.

Ya Chun said...

Hope J gets better and that you don't get it! And yes, the doc is on top of it and you push when you need to push to get taken care of.
16! Whew. hang in there!

CLC said...

Thinking of you!