Thursday, April 14, 2011

One More Thing From the Peri's Office

(I realized in rereading the update post below that I think it sounds a little more scary than how we felt when we left the office.  I also forgot to mention here that I really think my perinatologist is fantastic.  Really sensitive and really aware of how scary this is for us and really, really there for us.  He always greets E by name when he walks into our room.  He actually came to the ER to see me last night, after we talked on the phone, because he was at the hospital with a patient having a scary labor but I had already been discharged.  I mentioned how today he introduced us to the other doctors in his practice because I will be seeing one of them for a followup next week, and he just wanted us to know the other one because she is often the Attending Dr in the ER so if I ended up back there he'd want me to know her as well.  He scheduled me for a follow up u/s in five days for our peace of mind, saying that usually they wait two weeks but he thinks it would help me sleep if I got checked next week, and then again the following week.  Really Great Guy.)

He told me that he really thinks I'm going to be fine.  And baby is going to be fine.  

E asked me if I heard him, and then asked the doctor to repeat his words, and he (the doc) took my hands, and looked me in the eye, and said that he really thinks this is going to work itself out and be just fine.


I really want to believe him.

14 comments:

brianna said...

Sarah, this is so scary. As I am reading your other posts my heart is pounding. I am relieved that you got reassuring news from the peri. If it is any encouragement to you, I had a SCH and it went away by the 16th week or so. No other problems. I just didn't do any heavy lifting or anything too raucous in the bedroom *blush*

Heather said...

As a completely non-religious person, I truly believe that 99% of perinatologists are angels. Every one I met had an tremendous sense of calm and control along with their amazing knowledge. It sounds like the one you saw today is the best of the best. I'm so glad.

And I DO believe him.

cullensblessings said...

I just saw your posts mamma... I just want to give you some reassurance.. you know where I am at with blood issues. Being on blood thinners ='s knowing a good deal about issues like SCH's in pregnancy (they are common to women on blood thinners in high risk pregnancies). I know LOTS of women who have had them.. and who have had perfectly healthy babies along with them. Try to stay vigilant with complete pelvic rest.. it will certainly help in many ways. I an thinking of you and I agree completely... I think you will both be just fine. Maybe a little tired of seeing red, but just fine. Thinking of you with love and light...

kate said...

god bless him. xxx

Missy said...

What a great man! You're in my thoughts and I hope everything works itself out okay.

Anonymous said...

oh, Sarahlu, I cried when I imagined the Dr being so tender with you and e, and understanding how hard this is, so impossibly hard. I've said it elsewhere, but for you to go through this is just so very cruel.

I love you, dear friend... and Otis, and that little one whose heart is beating strongly and fabulously right now.

Anonymous said...

oh, that was me - Alex!

Hope's Mama said...

He sounds wonderful, and I really want to believe him as well. That's what I found so hard about Angus' pregnancy - no one could give me those iron clad guarantees I was desperately craving.
xo

book fish said...

I really deeply wish things work out for you this time. Stay positive Sarah.

Tiffany said...

keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. hoping everything resolves itself quickly. why can't things just be uncomplicated and easy? sending you strength...

Jenn said...

Oh Sarah! How very very scary all of that must be. I can relate somewhat, since I am a bleeder while pregnant, and it is terribly nerve-wracking. Praying the good Dr. is right and all will be just fine. Thinking of you, please feel free to drop me an email if you'd like to chat, I've been in those scary bleeding while pregnant shoes before. xx

Brooke said...

OMG I finally got caught up all of these and I'm all *tears* and *fluttering hands* (now typing) and *racing pulse* and my heart just feels so full with concern and hope and fear and optimism for you. I know it has to be hard to feel optimistic so I am feeling it for you. I'm so glad you like and trust your doctor and I am so sorry that this baby boy had to give you such a scare. Once he's born you should take his ass home in a car seat and ground him for months, I say. Thinking of you and sending up love and prayers and all the best wishes.

(Also now that I truly believe everything will be fine, I am allowing myself to smirk just a little bit at the term "pelvic rest.")

Roccie said...

Sarah.

What a road. I am so very and deeply sorry that Otis could not be here with you now. I am so sorry for your unmeasurable loss.

Thanks for the encouragement with the SCH. Yours must have blinded you with fear. It sounds as though we can survive this. I just am stuck for words with it all right now. I think you would understand.

Your perinatologist sounds like he gets it. Not all of them do. I am so grateful to see you in such caring hands.

Hanen said...

Ay ay ay. Just catching up on the last week's worth of news, and I'm sorry it has been such a scary time. But your doctor sounds just beautiful. I'm so glad you've got someone lovely, and that he is genuinely able to give you such reassuring news. Hang in there. xxxh