Things are settling into a routine….I’ve only been getting sick a few times per week and I am getting used to the daily lovenox injections. Sometimes I don’t feel a thing and sometimes they sting so badly that I tear up. J gives them to me at bed time, often accompanied by a little kiss that somehow really does make it all better.
A few weeks ago, I had to learn to inject myself because J’s hours at work changed and the shots should be done at the same time each day. I was such a chicken! I had to keep reminding myself that diabetics do it every day and that I certainly wasn’t the first scaredy cat to be on blood thinners. So now, I am proud to say that I can do the injections whenever needed…but I still enjoy the kissing when J is the one assigned to the task.
I’ve been fairly lucky with the bruising…mostly tiny dots where the needle goes in…but here and there I get a swollen lypoma that hurts for a few days. (I’m not medical enough to know if swollen lypoma is redundent…I’m suspecting it is).
We also had our second level 2 ultrasound today to check for heart defects. Unfortunately, MTHFR has been linked to those as well. I am happy to report that our little bean has passed this test with flying colors! Now we have a beautifully formed skull and spine, no sign of cleft palate, no known genetic defects, and a healthy heart. As usual, I cried in the doctor’s office…but quietly. It’s like a pressure valve slowly being released with each bit of good news.
I won’t post our u/s photo because I remember that being a horrible trigger for me after losing our first baby…but our little one is cute. I think that they might have J’s nose 🙂