I have gotten the question from several people, “what is the next step?” And honestly…who knows. :) I had my follow up appointment at my OB on Tuesday and he said that I am physically healing well. I am still in pain when I push myself at all working out and when we engage in extracurricular activities, if you know what I mean. :) He said that this is normal and might continue for a few more weeks while my uterus continues to heal.
We did choose to do chromosomal testing on the baby, and surprise, they haven’t gotten those results back yet (they have to do the testing in Birmingham). He was about to send me away when I asked him if we could begin some testing on Barry and I to see if we can find the cause of what’s going on here since it was my 2nd miscarriage (the first was back in March, an early loss miscarriage). After I asked he agreed to start some blood work…but why in the world did he not suggest this without me having to advocate for myself?? I love my doctor, but I know they are all so busy and just don’t THINK sometimes.
My OB’s office contacted my RE’s office (without me ever asking) and they got on the same page regarding what blood tests we needed to have run. I went back in on Wednesday morning (because I had to be fasting) and had 14 vials…yes, really…14! of blood drawn. Barry went in yesterday afternoon and had 1 vial drawn. Where is the fairness here?? They will be testing for a whole gamete of things (from autoimmune disorders to thyroid issues to chromosomal abnormalities to insulin levels) and we will have a follow up appointment in a few weeks to discuss the findings. Maybe then we will have a better idea of what our next step will be.
I am pretty darn worried to be honest. I know of many people who have had recurrent pregnancy loss testing and they have been able to find something and “treat” it to be able to sustain a future pregnancy. But then there is also a chance they will find something genetically “wrong” with Barry or I and not be able to do anything about it. Ignorance is bliss and I unfortunately am not ignorant in this area.
I read in my devotional yesterday, “Every opportunity to worry is also an opportunity to trust Him.” This moment I choose trust over worry and I will need to remind myself of this approximately 2 million times each and every day. :)