Monday, February 11, 2008

The Face of E

The Rh E antibody has reared it ugly head once more, and I am not happy. I was hoping to get through this pregnancy without many complications. Well, to my utter disappointment, no such luck. First came the breaking news that I had this rarity called the Rh E antibody, otherwise known as anti E. That was early on in my pregnancy and was told I only had a trace of it, so it was nothing to worry about. Okay, so that was that. Then came the ever looming gestational diabetes. I knew I would probably get it, so I was just taking it in stride. It came, and along with the one and three hour tests, it was confirmed that indeed I have gestational diabetes. Luckily, I have been able to control it with diet, and hopefully it remains that way. Unfortunately, the anti E has multiplied, still not in the danger zone, but high enough to worry that it could get there. Just the mere fact that it has multiplied is something to worry about. I also am retaining water already, and I had toxemia with Zach and it is a possibility that I could get it again. So along with the weekly to every-other week visits I have to look forward to with my regular OBGYN, I now have to see a specialist weekly. I have yet to see him, I just received the news today, so everything will be coming along shortly. I am trying really hard not to worry, and to look at the positives, but it is hard. The good thing is that the baby is far enough along to survive if anything major does happen. I know I am in good hands, and if this baby is to survive, and be a part of our family here on this earth, I know the Lord will make it so. Even so, extra prayers never hurt.

I'll keep you updated on what I find out from the specialist.

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