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Old 08-20-2012, 12:25 PM
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Had our second ultrasound last week on Wednesday. Thought everything was fine. Then get a call first thing this morning requesting us to come in because the doctor wanted to talk to us about the ultrasound results. Never had a call back before for an ultrasound so my stomach dropped. Luckily Doug was not working till noon so we headed right in together. Turns out the baby is totally healthy BUT there is a high chance that it might have a cleft lip/palete. So they are sending us to Calgary to see a specialist and to have another ultrasound up there with them. I am glad that there is nothing wrong that is life threatening but this is still very stressful news. They pregnancy has been soo hard. And then to find this out I can't help but wonder if it is something I have done or didn't do.

All my supports here know and are waiting along with me for Calgary to call to set up the appointment. I am a huge planner so I wanted to talk to people that might have had a child born with one. My doula said that lots of times it means surgery around 6 months old and until then they are tube fed. I did confirm with the doctor that I can pump and feed breast milk to the baby instead of formula and if the baby has to stay in the hospital it should not be an issue to pump and provide that way as long as I make enough.

I have never cared for a baby that had to be on a tube. If/When they confirm that is the case I want to make sure we get everything we need here at the house to care for the baby. We have all the usual stuff already. Been stocking up for months now. But feeding through a tube must require special care for cleaning, feeding and so on. Any advice would be greatly welcome.

Also got a call this morning about my glucose. Had a test for it 2 months back and it came in high so they had me do the 2 hour test a month ago. Just got a call today letting me know it also turned out high and I should have been informed by now and wasn't. I have already cut sugars out of my diet except for one apple a day that my nutritionist recommended I have. Plus swimming several times a week since my hips prematurely spread. So I have no idea what else they will suggest.

So very stressful morning and really in huge need of support and advice if anyone has it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:27 PM
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Tons of ((((hugs)))) for you and your little one. It sounds like they're getting everything lined up for you guys, I hope you're able to find someone with experience who can put your mind at ease, and that it turns out there's nothing to worry about once the baby's here.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:31 PM
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This is usually easily managed these days and I am sure they will get you all sorted. Can't offer any advice, but keep positive!
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:54 PM
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Thanks for the support guys. Right now we are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. I am feeling somewhat overwhelmed right now. I am glad it is not a life threatening issue but it is still a huge worry and concern. I am trying to stay busy by learning as much as I can and reading as many examples and such as possible. This way if it is confirmed then we can get and have everything ready and on hand so we don't have to worry that way. And we have lots of inhome supports that all know now and will be here several times a week to help. So that will help.

The dogs are being awsome. I know they feel my stress. All of the are relax at my feet and have not had their usual wrestling session. Even Daya is just crashed at my feet with a bone and not tried even once to wrestle with Luna. Which is their usual morning ritual. Their cuddles and kisses help a lot too.
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I sent you a PM, hope it all works out. Keep positive, they can do amazing things!
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:05 PM
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As far as care at home, they'll likely have a nursing team to your house daily to be sure it's all too ok
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:12 PM
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As far as care at home, they'll likely have a nursing team to your house daily to be sure it's all too ok
That would put me at ease a ton. I do have several inhome helpers that will be coming in several times a week that is already set up and they know about what the doctor said this morning. So they are just waiting to hear what happens with the next scan.
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I sent you a PM, hope it all works out. Keep positive, they can do amazing things!
Thanks agian so much for your pm. Sent a reply back.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:16 PM
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Yah, that way they make sure it's cleaned correctly and everything they usuall don't mess around with stuff like that, especially since your provincial health care will cover the cost
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:54 PM
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Oh I'm sorry... how stressful. I'm sure they will not let you leave the hospital without teaching you what to do, if it comes to that. I know it's routine surgery at this point though, so the baby will be fine either way... but hopefully it's just a false alert!

Maybe PM Nancy, she probably has experience with that kind of things.
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