Oh happy day! The doctor called today and said that my blood test results all came back normal!
A few weeks go, the doctor from the perinatal specialist ultrasound office suggested that since I have a history of stillbirth and family history of blood clots, I should get tested to see if I carry a blood clotting gene. At my next normal doctor’s appointment, the nurse drew 8 vials of blood where they sent it off to a lab and they ran 8 blood clotting tests.
The doctors said that if some tests came back positive, that I’d need to take a baby aspirin for the rest of my pregnancy. If other tests came back positive, I’d need to give myself a daily shot of medication every day. EEK! A daily shot? I prayed and prayed that the tests would come back negative, or normal. I want my baby to have a happy environment, free of medication. But of course, if the doctor said I needed to take medication, I would. Whatever is best for the baby!
After waiting a week and a half for the results to come in, today’s call was such a huge relief! Relief that I don’t carry a blood clotting gene, which is not only great for the pregnancy, but great for life in general. Relief that I don’t have to take medication, especially a shot, every day for the remainder of my pregnancy. And especially a relief knowing that this potential blood clotting gene isn’t what caused Joshua’s death.
God is good!
Now my next step is to pass the one hour glucose test on Monday…