Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Results

I was expecting the results from the Downs Syndrome test last Monday or Tuesday. I finally got this this Monday. Hey, only a week late. It ends up that according to this test, which they say is 91% accurate, that this baby has a 1 in 586 chance of having Downs. Sounds like fairly good odds to me. I'll take it. I was supposed to have an additional blood test done yesterday but the doctor told me to go home and not to drive myself.

The thing is, on the way to the appointment, I could see that my sight was starting to have problems which got worse until I arrived at the clinic. I knew a migraine was on the horizon. I wasn't sure whether I should just get myself there or pull over until it cleared. I tried to call Z, but he was in a meeting. I just kept driving. I got there fine.

Everything was great at the appointment. After we went through all the normal stuff, I mentioned the migraine to the doctor. She checked my eyes and said there was a "little jig," so I should call and see about getting a ride home. After that, she turned to me with this compassionate look on her face and said, "What can I do for you?" She was so great! She wrote me up a prescription, turned off the lights in the room (all but one little one) and delivered the prescription to the pharmacy herself, telling me to lay down, she'd be back in a minute. I tried again to reach Z and was in luck. He's taking to the role of knight in shining armor very well lately.

When I got to the pharmacy, it was all filled. I bought it, wishing I could cut one in half and just take it, but I couldn't, so I waited. Z showed up, I told him about the pills, he cut it in half with his teeth for me (Ahhh. How sweet.) I took the pill and was out for about three hours after that.

Today, I have a little bit of a cloudy feeling around my head, but the headache is gone. I'm grateful for a wonderful doctor and a knight of a husband.

So, I'll do the additional blood work later this week.

8 comments:

The Garver Family said...

You're just so awesome. I'm glad things look good. I'm glad your hubby is taking good care of you too! :)

Alyson said...

*hugs* I've never had a migraine, but B has. They just don't look fun.

But those test results are just perfect!

Darilyn said...

What a great doctor. I'm very impressed with that. I'm glad you are feeling better today. Take care of yourself.

Carr Lot said...

Pills, a prince, and a happy aunt. I'm glad things are going well. I've been living under a rock lately since Dave's been home and haven't checked your blog in forever....so I'm off to catch up! : D Miss you!

Rachel said...

Glad you got good news, a wonderful doctor and husband! Now if we could just figure out how to get rid of those migraines forever! HUGS! Miss you!

Tink said...

Yay on your test! That must have been comforting! And what a knight in shining armor you have! He sounds like a sweetheart and so does your doctor! Your hubby scored points!

meganconser said...

My 2nd trimesters are always plagued by migranes. This time my doctor actually gave me vicodine(SP?) to deal with pain. Didn't do much but take the edge of and make me worry about what I am doing to my unborn child. I also have them normally, and I Know they SUCK! Poor baby. Let me know if you need some help. At least for the next few weeks.. :o)

Tonya said...

What a great hubby you have and I am so impressed with that doctor. I am sure that kind of service from a doctor doesn't happen very often. Migraines do NOT sound fun at all. I am sorry you are having to deal with that. I am glad you are feeling better.

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