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December 18th, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Apparently the last u/s we had done a couple days ago showed the baby has swelling of his left kidney (hydronephrosis). Left the 37 week appointment kind of puzzled as what's going on and what tests are being ordered.

My fundal height measured 3 weeks ahead at my last appointment so she wanted an u/s to see what was going on. U/s just showed that the due date should still be around Jan 7th instead of Jan 15th. Dr didn't have official results of the reading, but just that the left kidney's swollen. So she went on about how if it were a girl she'd be even more cautious, however I'm supposed to get a call to set up a u/s with high risk dr's at a local (HUGE) hospital tomorrow?? And go for a NST and get labs done? What the heck. Guess I'll find out more in the AM. Just really nervous and can't sleep.

Also really love how the doctor says "Oh everything's probably fine" at the end of the appointment and asks why I'm crying. I told her I'm overly emotional lately with what has been going on in the news and cry daily over that along with SPCA commercials. I like this doctor, but argh. She just has me confused at the moment.
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December 19th, 2012, 04:21 AM
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Don't you love the whole "but everything's probably fine" line? I'm sorry you are gng through this right now. Any anaolamly, no matter how small or benign, is so scary when you're pregnant.

On the other hand, it's kinda fun that your due date got moved up!

I'm glad you are getting a specialist to take a look. Hopefully any results you get will be good results and you will be able to rest easy. KUP on how you're doing!

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December 19th, 2012, 04:59 AM
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Doctors are so dumb sometimes. "Why are you crying?" Uhh because you are telling me something is wrong with my kid..yeesh. I am sorry you had to hear all of that. I will say a prayer for you and baby.
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December 19th, 2012, 05:23 AM
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The answer "I'm pregnant" should be enough any time anyone asks why you are crying.
I'll be praying too!
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December 19th, 2012, 06:39 AM
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Everything will be a lot more detailed and explained by the high risk dr. I love mine. I always feel better after going there. KUP on how the appt goes and what they say. Sorry you are upset and worried.
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December 19th, 2012, 08:17 AM
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I hope you get some good answers at your high risk doc. I agree with Ginger, they are really good about answering questions and such. My regular OB is a high risk doctor to start, so I'm used to the type of interactions I get with one, and they are excellent. Good luck! x
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December 19th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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They really can be clueless. I think part of the issue is that MOST of the time these things are just fine and mean nothing, but they're required to make a big deal of it for liability reasons and "what if." They don't seem to get that when they don't provide us really good reassurance, we are GOING to freak out. It's our child, for heaven's sake.
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December 19th, 2012, 10:37 AM
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I honestly think Dr's have to desensitize themselves to their jobs and know from a medical perspective why things are going to be ok but forget to articulate them. Sure you'll learn more tomorrow but now you have to wait till tomorrow!

I would just try to stay calm and do things to destress yourself. You'll get more info and if it was life threatening, they would probably have had you seen asap.

Good luck and KUP!
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December 19th, 2012, 03:39 PM
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I agree. Doctors basically desensitize themselves and don't give most of what they say a second thought. They may have seen 5 swollen kidneys yesterday, and that might be below their average. They forget that this is NOT what YOU deal with every day. I'm so sorry that you had to leave there so worried. The absolute truth is that it probably really is nothing, but it's good that they're checking everything out for you! I hope that the appointment with the high-risk doctor went well!
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December 19th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Our u/s at 20 weeks showed a fluid level in both kidneys on the high side. I had a follow-up and there was still some fluid but within normal levels. The ultrasound tech said she didn't really see a cause for concern, but the dr freaked me out also then follewed up with "but its most likely fine." Yeah, thanks. Sooo I can relate.

I've read that its more common in boys and usually will clear up on its own- if not in-utero than in the first few months. If not, the surgery is fairly minor. I know its hard not to worry. I still do sometimes. Good luck! Hugs & prayers!
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December 19th, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Still confused over everything.

Wish I had called bright and early this morning, but I called a few times and left a message for them to call back. No answer. However, scheduling called me to set up an ultrasound and NST. I was told by SCHEDULING!!! that I'll be having an ultrasound and NST twice a week until baby is born. I wasn't given this information yesterday at the appointment! So disgusted with things right now.

I left a message for the dr office call back, but they never did. Apparently I'll be having the ultrasound and stuff done at my own hospital and not the large one? And I don't know if I'm supposed to have labs. Kind of kicking myself for switching doctors so late in the game. Just don't really like the other one and this one seemed a lot nice (and less nuttier) but argh. I'm very upset about things.

So I have the appointments for u/s +NST set up for this Friday, Christmas eve and then New years eve. I still am working so this oughta be fun jamming these appointments into my schedule. I told my staffing coordinator at work that I don't know how much longer I'll be working and she didn't seem to care. So ready to just throw the towel in now instead of working the holidays like I was going to. I feel like work doesn't give a crap about me or my baby.
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December 20th, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Aww...I'm sorry. I hope you get some answers. I wish you didnt have to work. I can't imagine working right now. I worked f/t up until delivery last time and I was so much worse. I had to deliver at 36 wks because of it.
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December 20th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Oh, wow. That doesn't sound like you really learned anything at all. :/ Hmph. I have to admit, I'd probably be going out early instead of working the holidays for an employer I felt didn't have my interests in mind, especially with the appointments coming up. With DS1, I think that I stayed going until the end. With this one, there's no way I could have worked at any point during this pregnancy (and could have been productive). So, kudos to you for having stuck it out this long, but with all the stress, maybe it's time to give notice? I don't know. I don't know the whole situation. I just want you to feel better.
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December 23rd, 2012, 10:14 AM
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My ob/gyn is scatter brained I think. Really not happy with her, but I can't change again this late in the game. I was able to get ahold of her the other day right before I went in for an u/s and the first NST. She clarified a few things for me saying I needed the u/s and nst twice a week to just check the fluid levels/make sure baby is ok. And I have an u/s and appointment scheduled with a high risk DR at a larger hospital to just make sure the baby's fine. Guess she's just doing this as a precaution because I'm on meds for hypothyroidism.

But the first U/S and NST were good. Baby scored a 10 out of 10 on everything the tech was looking for. NST showed I was having contractions every 2 minutes, but I really don't notice anything. My right hip/leg hurt like an 8 out of 10 on the pain scale most of the time so I think I focus more on that. haha. They let me go home the other day and I wound up going to work thinking the walking would help get me into labor more. Nope. I'm still pregnant and have an u/s and NST scheduled for bright and early tomorrow morning. I'm hoping to not have this baby tomorrow or Christmas. I've declined cervical checks because I feel they're pointless (I walked around 4cm dilated when I was pregnant with DS and still had to be induced!). But the nurse said there's a good chance I'll be having a New Year baby. If you go by my LMP the EDD is Jan 15th, but they've bumped it up to Jan 7th.

Yesterday I had a major breakdown and just hoped into the bath tub so I could sob. I feel so unprepared for this baby. I've been working a lot of hours (how I don't know because I hurt so bad) and it's hard for me to do housework/prepare for Christmas. I keep apologizing to my husband for having this 3rd baby because I didn't totally plan things out well. He says he's excited for this baby which makes me happy, but I don't know what I was thinking cause I'm having trouble right now with the two I have and then I feel so guilty because Dominic's just turning 16 months on the 25th.

Oh well. I hope the u/s on Wednesday is fine cause I am worried even if I'm told "things are probably alright."
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December 24th, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Just lurking here but saw your post and wanted to add my experience.

My last pregnancy my son was diagnosed with Hydronephrosis in both kidneys at my 20 week US. I ended up having to go to the High risk doctors every month so they could measure his kidneys. Each time his kidneys got a little smaller and by the time we had the last ultrasound (about a month before birth) he had outgrown it! I guess this happens frequently with little boys and the tube from the kidneys to the bladder gets kinked quite often and causes the hydronephrosis. Praying your little one outgrows it too!
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