Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I had a follow-up appointment with my new OB today.  I am 31 weeks exactly.  The stress test I did last week showed improvement, which is wonderful.  He explained it to me like this:  cardiomyopathy (which is my diagnosis) has a list "a mile long" of different types, and figuring out what type you have can only be done by biopsy, which is not something I have had.  Some cardiomyopathy's are lifelong and never change, some get worse, and some get better.  Mine appears to be getting better.  The question and concern is what caused it in the first place, which again, I will likely never know, but getting better is always a good thing.

The semi-frustrating part is the cardiologist I saw 2 weeks ago never sent a report to my OB, so there was no plan of care developed between the two of them.  My OB said he would get in touch with the cardiologist to figure out what the plan was, but from what he could see, he sees no reason at this point to do anything drastic, such as taking the baby out early.  I asked if this meant I could go into labor on my own rather than inducing even once I am full-term, and he said yes (!!!).  This was great news to me, as this has been my plan all along and I would love to follow through with it.

Baby's heart rate is in the 150's and he moves like CRAZY.  My blood pressure was a little elevated, but I blame that on the fact that the parking structure is 8 miles away from the doctor's office, and I have gained a bazillion pounds to lug around (about 40 so far, and I have 2 more months to go..."go big or go home" is my pregnancy motto.) 

So all is well!  Couldn't have asked for a better report, and as usual, I am prepared for whatever hand I am dealt and I will deal with whatever happens.