Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Where to begin?!
I had my doctor’s appointment on Tuesday. I went early because I also had my glucose challenge that day. I saw the doc first and found out that I have a very bad kidney infection. I knew it was starting but waited to see him until I received medicine because it is just easier than trying to get the office staff on the phone and to relay messages. After that, we talked about the contractions. He asked me if I am drinking enough (and I totally am) and then checked to make sure there was no cervical change (there isn’t). He gave me a firm warning to “relax” and “take it easy”. I was given a prescription for Procardia, which is okay and I took with both of my other kids. The Procardia doesn’t stop contractions but it does relax the uterus so I don’t feel every single one, or at least not as strong. This is a GOOD thing because these suckers are take-my-breath-away bad very often. Baby girl looked great with a beautiful beating heart and there is plenty of fluid. I had my blood drawn for the glucose challenge, felt like crap, and headed home.
Today, bright and early, I received a phone call from the doc’s office. They informed me that I failed the 1-hour glucose challenge and have to go in for the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. I broke down. I am so ready for something to just go right with this pregnancy. I started thinking about it and realized that if my infection is/was that bad at the time I took the test, that could have an effect on the glucose levels. I called the doc’s office back and asked them how long I should be on antibiotics before I take the 3-hour so that the infection is cleared up. She put me on hold and then came back to tell me that it has no effect. Ummm, not true. So, now I am upset and angry because I feel I am going to have to go through this other test for possibly no reason. What I would really like to do is wait for the infection to clear up and then take the 1-hour over. But, they aren’t going to let me do that. Blah
I will take my 3-hour next week after the antibiotics have had some time to do their thing and knock out this infection. If I have gestational diabetes, I am going to cry… and then get over it. I know that I need to eat better because I don’t eat enough and my body stores glucose (not good). I just wish I didn’t feel like I am going through hell for no reason. I also wish I could get a break. This truly has been the most stressful 7 months of my life. I haven’t shared half of what has happened here but it is ugly… family illness, my illness, getting let go from my job, my pup passing away, marriage and family issues, and so much more. My one wish right now is for things to just calm down a bit. I need to have some time to just relax and enjoy this pregnancy because in just 10 short weeks (if not sooner), my baby girl will be here.
Thank you to everyone for the prayers and good thoughts. I really appreciate it.