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June 13th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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I went to the hematologist yesterday, had gotten repeat bloodwork done on Monday and he was able to go over it with me. Turns out my levels are pretty much the same. He did some graphing, looked at my history, my levels, etc and said,well, I can make them go up. I was like, ok, let's do it...lol! He prescribed me prednisone (very low dose) and had me start on it yesterday. He said it takes a few days to start to work and asked that I get a repeat CBC once a week until delivery, he must think I am going to be pregnant forever, because next Saturday is my due date and I do NOT want to go past that.

He said that the side effects are weight gain and fluid retention, when he told me that, I looked at him and said, well, I am already doing that, so what difference does that make, I won't even notice

He also wrote in my chart (he is affiliated with my hospital) that I could have the epidural at 75k, my levels are around 72k now, so I look at it as I don't have far to go!

Keep your fingers crossed that the prednisone works it's magic and I can get that epi. I can stop taking it right after delivery since it is such a low dose.
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June 13th, 2012, 12:53 PM
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I hope they go up, it's not much, so I hope your changes are good.
You made me laugh with the side effect
WOW I didn't realize your due date was next Saturday! You are so close, I can't wait to see what you are having and see pictures!!
Do you have someone that can update us?
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June 13th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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He said that the side effects are weight gain and fluid retention, when he told me that, I looked at him and said, well, I am already doing that, so what difference does that make, I won't even notice


I hope your levels go up!! That isn't too far to go!
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Glad he was sure your levels would go up. Hope they rise quickly and you get your epi.

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June 14th, 2012, 07:32 AM
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I hope that your able to get the levels to go up before you go into labor. FXed for you!!
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June 14th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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That's great. Will they do a blood check as soon as you arrive at the hospital if you go this weekend?
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I have everything crossed that it works and you can have your epi!!! Keep us posted hun!!!
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June 14th, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Go prednisone!! I sure hope it works for you... you're getting so close!!
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June 15th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Lindsey can probably update if she is able to, or I will have my DDB pop over here and update Although, we will have our computer at the hospital, so I could update later that day/night.

Thanks, ladies! I can't believe it's almost time!
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June 15th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Oh I am hoping that those numbers go up! I need to read updates on here more often.
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