"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~Randy Pausch

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dialysis Day 65

And The Hits Just Keep On Coming

My nephrologist came by yesterday to tell me he got the results from my upper abdomen ultrasound. There is an abnormality on my liver, one that he said probably isn't a big deal. But it's something that needs to be followed up with x-rays. We'll wait till after the baby is born.

And my OB wants me to get an echo on MYSELF. I only spoke to her assistant, so I don't know her reasoning. But I'm assuming it's because my heart rate has been elevated for so long. An echo is different than an EKG. I'm going to call the OB today to get more details and schedule the echo today, too.

Lots To Do Today

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed today. I have dialysis till 11:30, a fetal fluid check after that. Then I have a 2 hour computer class for school, need to pick up the cat's medicine from the vet, buy Alli soccer shoes, get her dinner and then ready for practice at 6:30. Add to that the fact that it's bitch-ass hot outside today and I'm not really excited about all the running around.

Toured the Maternity Floor

Last night was Alli's "Big Sister Class." We watched a video about being a sibling and she got to hold a baby doll. She changed the doll's diaper and had to decide if we had a baby girl or boy. She wasn't sure! But when we took a potty break she told me she had it figured out.

Next we got to take a tour of the maternity floor. I'll start in one room for labor and delivery and then move to another room for recovery. Some of the recovery rooms have two beds...so if they are busy I'll have to share a room for recovery. Let's hope not. I have a feeling that I'll be in a single room because of being such a high risk case.

The nursery was pretty empty. Most moms keep the babies in the room with them. If she's well enough to stay with us, I might send her to the nursery at night to get some sleep anyway. They did not take us to the NICU, but that's a possibility for us, too.


  1. Is there anything that I can do for you today?

  2. I don't think there is anything I can pass on to someone else today. Thanks though!

  3. Your description of the heat is right on! Try to keep cool!