9/22/2004

I am officially licensed to be diabetic. Okay, not licensed, but I’m sure the diploma is in the mail. I went to school today to learn that I will likely be starving to death with the diet they have me on. I also have to check blood sugars 7 TIMES daily. Ugh. I am already…

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Baby’s First Picture

My appointment this morning is with Dr. Librizzi, a perinatologist. He is a sweet man, who hugs you when he sees you and when you leave. The technician does another ultrasound, and we see the baby measuring now 6 weeks 5 days, with a heart rate of 131 beats per minute. Dr. Librizzi tells me…

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9/20/2004

I saw Dr. Haenel this afternoon. He is an endocrinologist and will be following my diabetes. I am put on insulin, and have to go to school to learn how to be diabetic. Apparently, you can’t just jump right in and be diseased, it has to be taught to you. I will go to the…

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Update on my Dad

  My dad had surgery to remove his remaining leg up to the knee. He has been in Magee Rehabilitation Hospital for a week now, and it is expected he will be there at least another week before they send him home to continue to heal. He will return to Magee when the leg heals…

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9/17/2004

The words from Dr. Packin today are “Cautiously Optimistic!” We saw the fetal sac, a fetal pole, and a bit of something else, then we saw the heartbeat!! The heart rate was 124, which is just right for where it should be. I measure 6 weeks, 1 day, which is a bit behind dates if…

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Eilis 2004 update

Welcome to Eilis’ Page There is always something exciting going on in Eilis’ life, and you can find out all about it right here! September, 2004 This is a big month for our little one! She started Preschool at the Big Girl School where Brighid goes. Check her out on her first and second days…

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Yeah!

The good news continues! My beta jumped to 12,813, and the progesterone is finally above 15 at 16.8. I can go in for an ultrasound with Dr. Packin and schedule it for Friday, 9/17.

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Testing today

The beta and progesterone were repeated today. They wanted to see the beta doubling, which it more than did (my number today was 4610). The progesterone is creeping up and is now at 13.6. Still low, but going up is a good sign. I repeat the test again next week, and see Dr. Packin if…

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Bloodwork

Bloodwork done this morning, and an apppointment with Dr. VanDeerling this afternoon. He says he will do an ultrasound to see if he can see anything, but he can’t be sure since it is pretty early. If he does see something, he’ll talk to me about the meds. We head in for the ultrasound, and…

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Running to the doctors

I run into the doctor’s office, get samples of Crinone until the doctor can see me and write a prescription, and they give me a slip for some blood work.

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