The Dreaded Phone Call
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|Thu, 02-04-2010 - 4:30pm|
This afternoon, when I got home from running errands with the 2 little ones, I had the dreaded phone message on my answering machine that I have been anxiously awaiting.
"Hi Valerie. This is Dr. So and So. I need to talk to you about the results of your latest bloodwork (that damn triple/quad screen test). Please call me back on my pager and leave your #. If I don't hear back from you this afternoon, I will call you tonight."
WTH...what is soooo urgent that if she didn't hear back from me this PM she would have to talk to me TONIGHT?!!! This doesn't sound good.
So, I paged her and haven't heard back. I've been doing tons of research on the net and seem to keep finding that the Triple Screen is supposed to be done between the 15th and 20th week of pregnancy.
My bloodwork was drawn last week when I was only 12weeks 3days...I'm hanging on to hope that this could make a difference.
I had the bloodwork done the same day as my NT ultrasound which appeared good, but the sonographer was evasive.
I have had both of these tests (the NT ultrasound and the triple screen) performed at age 34 and 36 and both were normal results. I went on to deliver healthy babies in both cases.
A girlfriend told me that her triple screen came back positive and that she thought the results were screwy b/c they were based on hormone levels of women from all age groups and not just the over 35 (or in my case over 40) age group. She was 37 at the time and went on to deliver a healthy boy.
I'm just sick with dread! Any words of advice?