Just a quick update ladies - had a scan this morning. It unfortunately confirmed that I have a blood clot all the way up my right leg The sonograph lady said it doesn't go into my pelvis, which she said is good, but I've never had one this extensive before. Can't help but wonder if it would have been less extensive if they hadn't messed up my first lot of bloods, but no point worrying about that now... what's done is done
I had more blood taken and am going back to see a consultant this afternoon when they have the results. I think they are just going to decide between continuing my injections or switching me straight to Warfarin. I think I'm ok to continue breastfeeding whilst on either medications so that's good x
Everything- sorry to hear that your concerns were confirmed - so what happens next? Is it only treated by medication? You must be so worried hun.
Do try and rest up the best you can, which i know can't be easy with 2 little ones to look after.
Star- i've been seeing your photo postings on FB- your kids are adorable! A couple of real sweet ones of logan sleeping- I bet your enjoying your cuddles!
How is Maia managing with being more gentle? have you got her to understand a bit better?
I had my 36 week scan on Weds- everything ok and the midwife said she is measuring 37 weeks and about 6lb4 at the moment. My BP/Urine is back to normal so I think it was work stress that caused the raise.
I have a touch of pelvic pain on walking (i feel saddle sore!) I am waddling like a duck by the end of the day lol, but other than tired i am doing ok and just trying to enjoy my time off before she arrives getting little bits here and there done.
I could be a lady that lunches quite easily tho!
Everything- keep us posted with how things are going thinking of you.
Star - what a relief that your infection seems to have cleared. Have you noticed the wound getting better now as well? Your plans for May bank holiday sound lovely, I'm sure Maia will love that
Chelli - that's good to hear your BP and urine checks are now ok. There's really not long for you now until you meet your princess is there?! Being a lady who lunches has carried on for me since having Fin... I've made several new friends from swimming classes, music groups and other play groups and struggle to fit everything in these days! Love it!
Yes, Chelli, my DVT is only treated with medication. I'm still on daily injections, and I've also started on Warfarin. Had my blood checked again this morning, and I'm back to get it done again on Monday. Once it has regulated, I won't have to have it checked so often (once a fortnight perhaps) and I can get it done at my local doctors rather than trips to hospital. I'll be on it for life now since this is my 3rd DVT. I'm feeling more positive about it now though... at least it will protect me from future DVTs and pulmonary embolisms
I also think I know what caused it - I was sitting with my legs tucked under myself when I was feeding Dex. Very silly now I think about it, but I hadn't really considered that I was blocking the blood flow in my thigh It has actually put my mind at rest to be able to see a likely cause for it happening.
Thank you ladies for your support, I was really not in a good place the first few days after diagnosis and even had an anxiety attack (which is not like me at all). I feel like I'm less in danger now though... each day that passes means much less chance of clot breaking away into blood stream. I read that by 2 weeks on blood thinners it's pretty much unheard of because the clot will have 'calcified' and stabilised. I am now on Day 10
Everything I'm sorry your having to go through this again but glad that your treatment is progressing well and you're feeling more positive. Its great news that the Warfarin will keep you safe in the future and its well worth any hassle associated with staying on it
Chelli I'm glad things are well with you too and that you're enjoying your mat leave. You can still be a lady that lunches when LO arrives. Like Everything my lunch dates now double up as play dates but its all good. Great to get out of the house and Maia is definitely much happier and easier when she's been out too.
You're right, small world Im in West Yorkshire so not too far away but I've never been to Blackpool during the day. I have been to see a few gigs at the Empress Ballroom though.
Maia is getting more gentle with Logan, thank you He absolutely adores her too, its amazing to see his eyes light up when he see's her. Must admit I'm slightly jealous of the smiles she gets from him (I think shes his favourite person, not mummy) but think its great too
I'm glad you like all the pics on Facebook. I do put loads on as my family and friends are scattered around the UK (with a few in Europe too) so its nice to keep them up to date with the kids growing up. At least that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it
Anyway, any signs of impending labour yet Chelli? x
Everything- hope your doing ok? Is that all it would have taken, kneeling on your legs? as Star said i'm glad the treatment is working and that the Warfarin will keep things at bay.
I very rarely go into Blackpool Star- i personally don't think the shops are all that good, however there is a shopping arcade that has improved it lots- but plenty of people seem to still enjoy coming for a trip to the beach etc (if the weather every gets any better!)
I am enjoying being off from work- although i have to admit i am finding it increasingly more difficult to find things to do with my time. I've pretty much cleaned everything/where now- and i'm just waiting on little miss arriving!
I've been signed off from the consultant today tho! Which i am pleased about. I had my scan last week (have i posted about this? lol) and they have her at approx 6.4lb, all normal and they are happy with weight gain, glucose/BP/Urine so i just have to continue to take the injections and see the midwife now
Oh and i am so proud of myself as i have actually started doing the injections myself- it was becoming a bit of a nightmare when OH was away- having to go round to get my mum (blind as a bat) to do it lol
No signs as yet- she is head down but not engaged - i've been advised to side step up stairs to get her into position- but there is still technically 3 weeks to go!
I think she is laying/pressing on a nerve in my groin. If i have been sat for any length of time i get the most horrible pain from it on standing/walking and it takes a little while of movement to get it to ease The joys of pregnancy.
I have to say this last week i have been feeling rather old and sore and sorry for myself lol
OH still working away at the min (he is a work a holic and i couldn't stop him if i tried lol) and he has said that should anything happen when he is away not to worry as he will get there in time! lol just as well i have my mum around the corner and that i am used to him! He has been warned tho!
Fin still isn't potty trained yet Star, Maia is doing really well I didn't fancy doing it with a newborn either but I would have done if Fin had taken the lead. He sits on it sometimes and strains a little to poop (does tiny trumps, and then gets up again)... he came down one day and announced that he'd got poo round his bum crack! Wish my OH wouldn't use words like that to him!
Chelli is your OH back from working away yet? Have you started the eviction process yet, got the pineapple in and the hot curries? I didn't actually start any of that - I was giving Dex until 40+5 (which was when Fin came) and then I'd have served notice on him!
I've been reading up lots of stuff and it does seem that the risk of clots was still very high following the birth - it apparently is high for up to 3 months after birth, so goodness knows why I was only on injections for 6 weeks You are 4 times more likely to get clots while you are pregnant than normal, and 20 times more likely in the 3 months or so following birth! So I guess it wouldn't have taken much else, with me having 2 clotting disorders too. I guess the question is not so much why did I clot this time, but rather why didn't I clot after having Fin!
I'm doing pretty good We've just been for about a mile walk around a local park. My leg ached quite a bit by the end but no pain, no gain they say. Day to day it really isn't that bad now... mentally I'm feeling much better. I'm at the right blood thickness on Warfarin now so stopped my injections yesterday. I've been taking blood thinners for over 2 weeks now and am starting to relax a little more since the chances of me getting a PE now are apparently very small
Star- good news about Maia, what a clever girl asking you! Lets hope it continues
Everything, my OH is away until Tues- he is massively busy at work at the moment unfortunately, as they are under a lot of pressure to get a construction project finished- and as usual deadlines are overdue! He has to get this sorted or ends up with the company getting massive fines- which we can do without!
So he is trying to go away for a couple of days- then back, then away etc- but thankfully i have my mum at hand anyway.
On the injection front- that's how long ive to continue with them- 6 weeks after birth- however mine as preventative, i don't have any history of problems. Although it is still a worry, you must feel slightly more relaxed as the days pass with no issue
Anyway, the only thing i've been getting is some very mild backache and very light lower cramps- i think she might be moving lower so that is something! I have the midwife on tues so i'll find out if she has engaged then.
She is VERY active lately, i feel battered inside lol
I on the other hand don't feel too bad the last few days- not as achey or tired.
I am kind of in the place of wanting her here, being terrified of labour, and wanting her to bake for as long as she needs! lol
Oh and i am so so bored- everyone i know works, and with him being away i feel like i have cabin fever lol.... only so much i can do! I'll regret moaning about this time when she is here and i am rushed off my feet no doubt
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