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High Risk Check-In 6/6

Sugargirl1019Sugargirl1019
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edited June 2017 in September 2017 Moms
Welcome to any new posters!

This check in is for anyone diagnosed with a high-risk condition that needs increased monitoring or testing so that we can discuss our conditions and support each other. I'd like to pray for each of you in my daily prayers! If you're not comfortable, just leave it blank. 



How far along are you?


Why are you high-risk?

Any additional monitoring or testing this week?

Any concerns/news currently?

Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 

GTKY: If you were an alien visiting Earth for the first time, 
what would you want to do/see the most? 

Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
Married in July 2014
TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
A1Cs:
1/12/16 6.7%
5/25/16 6.0%
11/2/16 6.1%
3/22/16 5.8%
4/27/17 5.4%
6/13/17 5.3%
           
"Sugar Fancy Tutu"

Re: High Risk Check-In 6/6

  • How far along are you? 26+6

    Why are you high-risk? Type 1 DM, MTHFR 

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week? I have the endo tomorrow and the OB on Friday. Thank you Jesus for the endo.. I need help. 

    Any concerns/news currently? 
    I thought every 2 week appts with my endo would be overkill. But no! Things are changing constantly and I can't keep up! My blood sugars are crazy. The let go up by themselves. They spike after I eat and do not come down despite multiple corrections. I have now changed basals, changed insulin:carb ratios, AND changed my correction factor. Shit is getting real. And this is not fun. An effing salad spiked me to 200. What? I borrowed a George Foreman grill from my mom so I can basically cook myself chicken breast and hamburger patties so I can eat that all the time. I'm going to try to go low carb.. under 60g daily. Normally they don't advise Type 1s to go low carb because of ketones, but I need help.

    This child is probably going through a growth spurt causing all my resistance... so she'll probably measure bigger at my growth scan next week.. and then they'll blame my blood sugars on her size when in reality it could very well be her causing my blood sugar issues... I couple of people I know had growth spurts around 27 weeks and they don't have GA so the babies size couldn't get blamed on blood sugar, and baby evened out a few weeks later. This appt is going to be painful.

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    My blood sugars to come back under control and baby to be okay from the highs. 

    GTKY: If you were an alien visiting Earth for the first time, what would you want to do/see the most? 
    I immediately think of the book "Calculating God", and I would want to learn about why the humans have so many different religions, visit their seven wonders, and learn about the dinosaurs! 

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
    baileylove22Rhubarb7216mrs_tacos
  • How far along are you?

    26+4
    Why are you high-risk?

    I carry an antibody
    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?

    I started my two weeks of at home blood sugar monitoring Sunday.  All I have to say is that @Sugargirl1019  I am so sorry you have to go though that every day.  Numbers have been great so far so I am not concerned with GD.  It is neat to see what foods trigger what numbers though and learn more about my body.

    Follow up growth ultrasound on Friday.  Praying babies hole has shut on its own.  If not I will need to do the Echo cardiogram. 

    Any concerns/news currently?
    N/A

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    That everything looks perfect at Friday's ultrasound.

    GTKY: If you were an alien visiting Earth for the first time, 
    what would you want to do/see the most? 

    Hmm,  I am not sure.  I have to think about this one!
    Sugargirl1019baileylove22Rhubarb7216
  • @Sugargirl1019 please keep us updated with your appointments and I hope everything turns out OK.

    Sugargirl1019
  • Sugargirl1019Sugargirl1019
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    edited June 2017
    Yall, I had eggs this morning for breakfast. EGGS. And my blood sugar will not respond to any insulin and is just going up on its own. This is definitely resistance. My basal rates are no longer high enough to cover my metabolic rate, hence the rising sugars despite no food. Hormones are making my cells resistant to insulin. I've increased basals and correction factor this morning already, taken 3 correction boluses, and I have a temp basal adding 20% on what it normally would give me... and it's still going up. I feel so defeated. Do I need to completely double my insulin requirements already?? I just want to see a blood sugar of 90 again!

    Rant:
    Someone please tell me how more protein will help combat this. I've eaten 2 eggs today. That's all! :(



    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
  • Yall, I had eggs this morning for breakfast. EGGS. And my blood sugar will not respond to any insulin and is just going up on its own. This is definitely resistance. My basal rates are no longer high enough to cover my metabolic rate, hence the rising sugars despite no food. Hormones are making my cells resistant to insulin. I've increased basals and correction factor this morning already, taken 3 correction boluses, and I have a temp basal adding 20% on what it normally would give me... and it's still going up. I feel so defeated. Do I need to completely double my insulin requirements already?? I just want to see a blood sugar of 90 again!

    Rant:
    Someone please tell me how more protein will help combat this. I've eaten 2 eggs today. That's all! :(


    That's horrible. I am so sorry. I know this must be so frustrating, especially if you are eating so little and only protein. I know GD is different than Type 1, but does exercise or water help you at all? I know it helps me, but I also know I am a bit different. Maybe a call to a nurse's line? Damn hormones.




  • @DPandMB Yes, exercise does help my body utilize the insulin that's working. :) It's not magic, but it helps. A lot of mom's in my Type 1 group will walk around the neighborhood after every single meal or snack.  

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
    BigBadWolf12DPandMBwineren
  • @Sugargirl1019 That sounds awful. I hope your appointments this week help. It is so frustrating when your body doesn't do what you want it to. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born 9/18/17



    May TTGP Siggy


  • @Sugargirl1019  sorry that you are having a hard time controlling your blood sugar - it sounds so frustrating. Hoping you are able to figure out how to get it under control.

    @JustBored10 hope everything looks great on your ultrasound on Friday!

    How far along are you? 
    27w4d

    Why are you high-risk? at risk for preterm labor due to short cervix

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week? I have the glucose test and OB appt on Friday.

    Any concerns/news currently? 
    Things have been uneventful since my bleeding episode last Friday...hoping to make it to this Friday's appointment without anything else happening.

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now?
    No more bleeding!

    GTKY: If you were an alien visiting Earth for the first time, 
    what would you want to do/see the most? Very interesting question! I think I would want to go to a big city to observe human culture and try some of the best human food. Maybe NYC? Chicago?
    mrs_tacosmercury94Sugargirl1019JustBored10



  • How far along are you? 
    26+2

    Why are you high-risk? short cervix, marginal cord placement, recurring episodes of regular contractions

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week? getting results from my second 1-hour glucose test, but otherwise no

    Any concerns/news currently? 
    It's been a busy few weeks since I last checked in here. Three weeks ago I ended up being monitored in the hospital for 24 hours because I was having regular contractions, which had caused my cervix to shorten further and start funneling, and they were worried about pre-term labor. Thankfully the contractions never turned active, but I was on bedrest and a medicine called nefidepine for the next nine days, before things evened out. In fact, at the end of that time my cervix had actually lengthened to 3.4 cm, which is over the threshold for what is considered "short!" My cervix was still 3.4 last week, which is fantastic, but my doctor is still cautious. So I'm still on nightly progesterone, still on restricted activity and pelvic rest, and I take the nefidepine (which relaxes my uterus when I start to have contractions) as needed. The threshold for taking it is four or more Braxton Hicks or other contractions in an hour, or any other conjunction of preterm labor symptoms with or without contractions. In the last week and a half I've needed to take it four times, but it works quickly, and I haven't had any really concerning issues.  

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    Just that everything will continue to progress well, my cervix will stay nice and long, and my baby will continue to be healthy and strong. 

    GTKY: If you were an alien visiting Earth for the first time, 
    what would you want to do/see the most?  I think I'd be drawn to the big cities, especially a place like Tokyo or Beijing or NYC where there's so much humanity clustered together.
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  • @mrs_tacos that's so great your cervix has lengthened to 3.4! When I first started taking progesterone I was down to 2.0, but since then I've made it back up to 2.7 and it has stayed there. Almost in the normal range, but not quite, but the good thing is it's not changing. And I fortunately haven't had any funneling.

    That's scary about your contractions, but it sounds like the medicine is helping to keep them under control. Fingers crossed you can stay stable for awhile!
    Sugargirl1019mrs_tacos
  • @Sugargirl1019  I'm sorry to hear about the blood sugar issues, hopefully trying some new things will make it more manageable.


    How far along are you?

    27 weeks

    Why are you high-risk?
    Placental Abruption 

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    Well I started bleeding again today so my doctor sent me to the hospital. It stopped by the time I got there so the hospital acted like it was weird I showed up. But they monitored the baby and watched for contractions for a couple hours.  Baby was happy and no contractions so they sent me home. They couldn't figure out where the bleed was either because there's still no evidence of anything in an ultrasound. Sooooo the doc today pretty much told me they're throwing a dart at what the problem is and there's no way to actually know. 

    Any concerns/news currently?
    Not really other than the bleeding today.

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    Just the usual haha thank you! 

    GTKY: If you were an alien visiting Earth for the first time, 
    what would you want to do/see the most? 
    Hmmm... I've always thought different cultural customs were interesting. I think I'd try to see different holidays in different parts of the world. 
    Sugargirl1019Rhubarb7216
  • @mrs_tacos I hope your cervix stays long and contractions stay away!! So scary. Too soon for that crap!

    @Breath_Easy92 I'm sorry bleeding started again and that it remains a mystery! But I'm glad it did stop, despite the hospital being like Whaaaaat are you doing here. Glad that tests came back fine. These weeks can't pass soon enough! 

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
    mrs_tacosmercury94Breath_Easy92
  • @Breath_Easy92 I'm glad the bleeding stopped. I hope it doesn't come back. That has to be so stressful. 

    My repeat A/S went well. His heart looks great, which is a big relief for me. There is a higher than normal chance that he would have the same defect I do. I'm glad that so far it looks like he doesn't have that issue. 

    @JustBored10 I'm hoping everything goes great at your scan on Friday. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born 9/18/17



    May TTGP Siggy


    Sugargirl1019JustBored10
  • @bridge-and-wall thanks, yeah whenever it starts I never know if it's going to turn into a bigger tear or not so I kind of panic until it stops. But, Yay that's good news on the scan! :) definitely something to celebrate.
  • @Sugargirl1019 hopefully some of those changes will help your numbers even out, keep us updated on how you're feeling :) 
  • @Sugargirl1019 Praying those changes make a noticeable difference. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born 9/18/17



    May TTGP Siggy


  • @Sugargirl1019 Yayyyy! That is great news :) 
    Sugargirl1019
  • adooadoo
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    How far along are you?

    27 weeks 2 days

    Why are you high-risk?

    GD, pre-e w/ previous pregnancy

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?

    Monday I have a normal OB appointment 

    Any concerns/news currently?

    I hoping that you guys can help me a little, I have been super MIA lately, between renovations and moving and then my two year was diagnosed with Autism it has been an interesting few months!  Anyways, I saw my PCP last week and my BP was 141/70, saw my GD specialist at the end of the week and it was 141/71.  I go to my OB on Monday and I'm trying to figure out if my BP is high there if they will send me to the hospital for monitoring?  This happened with my son but I didn't have issues with high BP until 33 weeks so this is a little earlier.  I know there are a few other BP ladies on here so I'm hoping someone will have advice. 

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 

    This baby stays safe and cooking a little longer!

    GTKY: If you were an alien visiting Earth for the first time, 
    what would you want to do/see the most? 

    the beach! 
  • @adoo welcome :) I'm not very educated on pre-e and blood pressure past my respiratory therapist background, but there might be some other women here who have more experience! Sounds like you've had a busy couple months though, here's to it slowing down for you. :) 
  • @adoo I think tomorrow they will check for protein in your urine, and maybe have you do a 24 hr urine and lab work (to look at platelets and liver enzymes). I don't think an elevated BP like that on its own would warrant hospital monitoring per se. But I'm just guessing, and I have no personal experience. 

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
  • @adoo When I had my high blood pressure issues a few weeks back, my OB did a urinalysis to check for protein in the urine. I wasn't sent to a hospital for monitoring. I just have to monitor my BP at home now. My urinalysis came back with no protein in the urine, but my BP has continued to rise, so we shall see what the doctor says at my appointment this week.

    FX that you don't have pre-e!
  • @adoo I had preeclampsia with my last pregnancy and I am dealing with HBP this pregnancy. From my experience, because you are borderline with just the top # they will probably do the tests that @Sugargirl1019 mentioned and have you either monitor your blood pressure at home or have you come back to the office to check it. I do not think they would send you to the hospital for monitoring at this point. 
  • adooadoo
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    Thanks everyone!  Thankfully in the office today my BP was 120/80!  But my doctor did say that if I do have a reading over 140 in the office they would send me over to the hospital for the labs and monitoring.  

    Hopefully i I don't have to worry about that much this pregnancy!  But I have the feeling I will, just trying to stay prepared, especially with a two year old! 
  • @adoo I had HBP last pregnancy and anytime I had systolic >140 OR diastolic >90 I was sent to the hospital for monitoring. It was usually a few hours for an NST, serial BP monitoring, urine tests, and a blood test. After 36 weeks I was regularly contracting during the NSTs so those also included a pelvic exam. But really, the extra monitoring was no big deal. 
  • Hello all. I just found out I have GD. I guess I have to wait for a specialist to call and go over everything with me. I am a little freaked out. I am 25 wks and 4 days.
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