Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Prognosis

This morning, I had my regularly scheduled checkup with my OB. I am grateful that it was today, with everything that has been going on the last couple of days, I was glad to get in to see the Doc today.

Our OB/GYN office as four Docs, and we rotate through each of them, since we do not know for sure who will be available when we deliver. I know all of them pretty well, since this is my third pregnancy in this office, and with the twins, I practically lived there. I was thrilled today to find out that my nurse was Kim, who was one of the nurses I had while in the hospital with pre-term labor. I did not know that she was working at the office, too, but I was very glad to see her.

The doctor gave me very reassuring news. She was not too concerned with my symptoms, said it was definitely something to watch, but not to get too worried about. She gave me a prescription for ibuprofen which will "inhibit prostaglandins to reduce the contractions," and wants to see me in a week for another checkup and an ultrasound to make sure my cervix is not thinning, but otherwise, did not seem to concerned. I was so relieved, I just remember being pregnant with the twins and the doctor telling me, "Any type of pain and you come in. You get a hangnail, you come in, OK?"

Seeing Kim made me excited for the aspect of going back to the hospital. I got to know a lot of people there, and am so looking forward to seeing my favorites again. Today, I asked Kim if she remembered me, and her response was, "Of course! You were there for a very long time." Yup, I was admitted for a total of 13 days, the boys an additional 8 days, and I came in for non-stress tests every other day for four weeks. You get to know the staff pretty well under those circumstances!

Well, I am off to lay down for a while. Please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers this week as we calm down the contractions. Have a great day!

1 comment:

Love my babes said...

Congrats on the doc not being goo concerned. I also can relate to loving your nurse. I had my OB nurse at all 4 deliveries and the same L&D nurse w/the last 3. I requested her w/the last 2. It is nice to be comfortable. Enjoy your rest!