Thursday, March 26, 2009
We met the pediatric neurosurgeon today, and also the neonatologists. I feel a lot more prepared now in case something should happen and my water break or something. I'm still scared about it all, but I'm just so ready for Joey to be here so we can start taking care of him!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Today was Dr. visit number 823948234. Not really, but it felt like that. I had a non-stress test (which I have been having twice weekly), an ultrasound, and then we saw the doctor. The NST's are pretty boring, but at least I get to hear Joey's heartbeat going strong. The ultrasound wasn't really anything new - his head size is measuring very big, along with his belly. They think he may weigh around 8 pounds already (of course most of that weight is from the excess fluid). So next step is to meet the neurseurgeon on Thursday so we can talk about what's going to happen once Joey is born. THEN more NST's, a doctor visit in two weeks just to check blood pressure and stuff, and then another ultrasound in three weeks along with an amnio to check and see if his lungs are mature, and if everything's looking ok, they could possibly schedule a c-section for the following Thursday! Nothing's definite yet, but it helps to see the end in sight know when that might be!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I'm getting so impatient! I wish I had a better idea of when Joey will be born. I went to the doctor yesterday and I didn't learn anything new other than that my belly is measuring ahead, but I could have told them that. I'm also having non-stress tests twice a week to make sure Joey is ok. Had my first one yesterday and it went fine other than my blood pressure dropping out while I was sitting in the chair. Gotta remember to lay on my side more often!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Well, I've been emailing and talking on the phone trying to find out if my insurance will cover the cord blood thing. Based on what I've heard from the lady at UK thats in charge of billing, it depends on how its coded, and most likely it will be a basic IV infusion, then its likely to be covered. Another story is the actual cord blood collection kit, hopefully I can find out more about that soon. Ugg... I hate money. Everything is so expensive.