Monday, April 13, 2009

Sometimes I hate Socialized health care...but I am still grateful for it.

I got a phone call Thursday night right before the long weekend to inform me that I had a positive Nuchal scan (these often have false positives) and a positive anyways simply means you are at higher than average risk for Genetic disorders.

I went to talk to the doctor this morning more to humor her than anything. As a doctor she is pushing for further testing, but as my family doctor knowing me and my family quite well she does understand, and respect that it will not change my decision to keep the baby.

The result of this visit was for me to go to my 3rd ultrasound in 3 1/2 weeks, only this time it is at a fertility specialist something or other. Why do I have to go to 3 ultrasounds??? all of which are before I can even tell what the baby is, and I have to find someone to watch my boys, and make sure that day home mom stays home so that I can go... ugh

But, count my blessings, I am pregnant, all of these tests are costing me nothing because we do have socialized health care. I know that my Doctor has my best interests in mind.

My brother in law is actually hoping that I have a baby with down syndrome, and I don't see that as a bad situation either. He has a sister with downs, and she is the love of the family. They come into this world perfect, and leave perfect, I would know without any doubt that that child would be with me forever, and what amazing charity and love is learned through dealing with someone as special as that!

4 comments:

Ashley Dawn said...

I have a friend who just went through this. Good luck with it all. I'm sure you'll be a fabulous mom either way.

Debbi said...

Hey,
I run a dayhome too. You can always offer dayhome mom the option of coming here, and also of dropping off your boys. Either or, the option's open.

Good luck.

Bree Johnson said...

hey ill watch your boys!- let me know if that sounds good! What day are you going? i know the ultrasounds get old and kind;ve annoying sometimes. Do you go to the Southport one or did they send you to sunridge?

Marie said...

Seriously, how amazing are you?