Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The regular update

After a wonderful week with my mom, she has gone back home and Todd and I are left to fend for ourselves. She was supposed to go home yesterday, but I was contracting really bad and feeling tons of pressure, so ended up in L&D for the evening. Surprise, surprise, no changes to speak of as of yet. At least I was able to come home. So the "preterm labor" continues (I don't get why it's called that; doesn't labor mean babies show up?) as it has been, along with lots of added pressure, but the babies should remain put for a while yet.

Tomorrow I have an appointment with the peri (just a basic checkup.) I know that my liver enzymes are elevated again (was checked on Friday), so I'm crossing my fingers they won't want to act on it by admitting me again. Actually, we may have found a reason behind the liver issues; we think I have a crazy, rare illness called Obstetric Cholestasis. It causes severe itching all over the body that can't be relieved. It is caused by the liver acting up and increased enzymes is one of the signs. It seems like I'm pretty much a textbook case of this condition... a condition that affects less than 1 out of 1000 pregnancies, but as I've said before, I like to be difficult so of course it's probably what I have. If it IS the case, Joel and Evan should be fine and unaffected by it. And hopefully it will go away upon delivery. So no need to worry... although whoever got me the bottle brush, sorry, it is now a scratching brush instead!

1 comment:

  1. Sarah, I have read about the itching during pregnancy. I'm not sure if it had that same name, but it is supposed to go away after the babies come. It seems like your body wanted the full pregnancy experience with all you have gone through. You will be the expert everyone will bring their questions to now. Hang in there, and please let us know if you need anything.