I got the referral today and have an appointment.
saying that she absolutely supports doing the CVS test and has had to do it multiple times herself.
So I'm doing it. End of waffling. End of discussion.
I'm relieved that you got the referral today instead of having to wait all weekend for it.
And you got to hear from someone who's been 'there' too.
Two loose ends tied in one day. Hooray!
Hoping for the best ...
Posted by: Amritas at August 07, 2009 06:27 PM (h9KHg)
Posted by: HomefrontSix at August 07, 2009 06:41 PM (/CWwF)
It's a tough decision you had to make. Whatever happens you have to know. You know I wish you the best and I really think you have a "Keeper."
Posted by: Ruth H at August 07, 2009 10:47 PM (v/QW/)
After a slightly scary test result at around 18-20 weeks and coming uber-close to getting an amnio - something that scared me, but not knowing scared me more (though luckily the pre-amnio ultrasound was able to prove those test results inaccurate, due to dating as well as no visual abnormalities) - I am a strong supporter of CVS testing. Even with no specific concerns, I will definitely consider CVS testing next time if they will let me. I am someone who, even if I decided not to take action, would prefer knowing to not knowing. And the CVS testing basically tells you the same things an amnio would, but much earlier. So yeah, go for it. I hope the best possible results for you. *hugs*
Posted by: Leofwende at August 08, 2009 12:21 AM (28CBm)
Holding my breath for you and your little one.
I think it's better to know, too. I found out at 18 weeks that my baby was dying of hydrops fetalis. He was stillborn at 22 weeks on 12/23/03 at 11 inches long 2 pounds, 2.4 oz. Although it sucked to know, I think it helped because it prepared me. It would have been worse for it to have happened out of the blue. Of course in my subsequent pregnancies -- one healthy and another loss -- I could never relax until I got past the ultrasound (which my loss didn't make it to).
I'm hoping, of course, that you get the best of all news and can finally confidently relax knowing that little John Elway is growing healthy and strong.
Posted by: Heather at August 08, 2009 09:18 AM (BjblJ)
Crap, I am late to this party. I just wanted to say that I support you 100%, and I would definitely do the CVS as well. I am also irked beyond belief at your doctor from your previous post, and I think you should talk to a patient advocate about how to complain. The medication thing was what got me, if he's not giving appropriate instuctions to patients, I do believe that's malpractice. You are a smart intelligent woman, one who asks questions. What on earth do all the other not-so-smart patients do? Freaking dangerous.
Posted by: dutchgirl at August 09, 2009 07:02 PM (hLAkQ)
SOOO GLAD you got your referral!!! :-) And re: CVS, I'm glad you'll be able to be prepared for whatever happens. *happy dance vibes!*
Posted by: Krista at August 10, 2009 11:35 AM (sUTgZ)
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