Thursday, February 2, 2012

Don't want to jinx myself...

but I think I am FINALLY turning the corner and starting to feel better!!! I had my pulmonary specialist appt this afternoon, which I sort of felt like was a waste of time. They did all kinds of breathing tests on me and then next Tuesday I am supposed to meet with the doctor to discuss results. I just felt so much better today breathing wise that it seemed silly to have the tests done now when I can breathe as opposed to how awful I had been feeling the last few weeks. Oh well. I least I'm getting established there again in case my asthma gets worse again. These co-pays are adding up though! And it's really hard to stay on top of them. I guess maybe this new round of antibiotics and steroids kicking this illness away. I'm still doing neb treatments but not as much.

You should have seen the look on the nurse's face today when I said this was my second week of prednisone. "Is that okay for pregnancy??" she said with a REALLY worried look on her face. Hmmm, well nurse, probably not. But that ship has sailed...

Just still continuing to pray my ass off that she is doing okay in there :( I can't wait to be off all these meds. I also got a message from a friend today saying that she too had issues with the one specialist we saw for the baby. And that she knows of other people that have had issues as well. So I am definitely going to see the other doctor. I just have a gut feeling it's what we need to do. Although, I do believe that the baby's arms and legs are measuring behind and if the other specialist says the same thing, that's fine. We're not really looking to blame someone with u/s error but I just in my heart know I need to see the other doctor to feel better about things.

Yesterday, I felt like I went on a shopping spree! My friend Jill sent me two boxes of her maternity clothes and a bag of brand new baby girl clothes.  It was really fun to go through the clothes, because I literally have like two outfits that I rotate and maternity stuff can get expensive! So I was very grateful that she passed them on to me :)

12 comments:

Joys Truly said...

Glad you are finally feeling better :)

Ashley said...

Happy to hear you are feeling bette! Praying things continue to look up!

Chon said...

I am so happy to hear you are feeling better! And as for the nurse, it really isn't her place to comment on your meds. Leave that to those that administered them. They wouldn't put you in danger. xxx

Karen said...

I was on Prednisone for a while due to low platelets, and my OB said it was perfectly fine to take during pregnancy. Apparently it doesn't cross the placenta.

Stephanie said...

What a relief that you are finally on the mend! Being sick and pregnant is no fun at all. But what is fun is new clothes! Yay!

Liz said...

Glad you are finally feeling better!

Baby Hopes said...

Glad you're feeling better and hope you continue to improve!

ADSchill said...

I'm so happy you are both feeling better and going to see the other doctor. Things are looking up!

Mrs. H said...

Glad to hear you're turning a corner and starting to feel better.

Vicki said...

Glad you're feeling better. Just to maybe ease your mind a little, I too was on high dose steroids for 2 weeks when I was pregnant and lost my hearing. That was the only treatment that could possibly help the hearing and my OB was fine with it as well. And yay for new clothes! Always brightens the day.

Rebecca said...

I have to go in for another pulmonary check up, its been two years since I was in that glass booth without the air. The things they do to check the asthma suck.

I hope that the new specialist that you see can give you answers and maybe some reassurance too.

Bonus! Nothing better than free clothing. I've priced some of the maternity clothes and wow they are really gouging us these days.

Liz said...

I am so happy to hear you are feeling better!