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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Waiting on the bloodwork

Yesterday, we had the ultrasound part of the nuchal translucency test, and we also had the bloodwork taken for the test.

The ultrasound tech was one that wasn't aware of our history at all, and I didn't like her at all. I told her we had lost our last baby to Trisomy 18, and I was extremely nervous about the test. She didn't even tell us she was sorry. She just nodded her head.

At one point, the baby was moving around, and I thought it was in a funny way. I asked her if it was all right for the baby to move that way, and she snapped at me and said, "I want it to move that way."

Brian told her that we were thinking boy this time, and she snapped at him with, "Well, I can't tell you that."

I asked her if the baby was measuring on time, and she said, "A little ahead at 12 weeks."

I said, "Good, last time, the baby measured behind all the time." I meant Jenna when I said that.

She snapped, "The baby DID NOT measure behind last time."

I just told her that I meant the baby we lost. Again, she didn't say she was sorry or anything at all. I am going to request that we get the lady who has been with us and knows our history the next time we go.

So, our baby is measuring ahead according to my dates from the first ultrasound (but right on time according to when I think I ovulated), and she gave us a measurement of one for the nuchal fold.

Now, I'm just waiting on the blood test results to come back. I know everything looked good on the ultrasound, but what if the bloodwork comes back high risk? Is that possible?


Mirna said...

Shame on that Lady. I would most definitely report her for being so insensitive. Even if people don't have a history of losing a baby they should not be treated so abruptly. Aargh! Don't worry about the blood tests dear - all will be fine! Here's a hug for you! :)

JenJen said...

Ugh, I just hate that the tech sucked so bad. How can you be in the medical field and have no compassion?

I'm sure the blood work will come back good, and I hope its not a long wait for you to get results~

Beth said...

Yuck, it sounds like you had a bad experience. When things like that happen to me, I tell myself that the other person may have been having a really bad day...but that doesn't always help! :) Anyway, I'm glad to hear that things look well so far. I understand your nerves, but just think - all of the facts so far are telling you that things are okay!

Niff and Andy said...

Lovely! Sounds like that lady needs a personality transplant. :o)

I'm glad the little bean is measuring right on time. Yay!