Monday, June 16, 2008

5ths update

So after freaking out for a few days (read staying up all night believing my baby is dead...again)and worrying myself into a tizzy thus creating imagined symptoms of the 5ths disease origin, I suddenly remembered this morning that I had had the full battery of blood work done on me after Caleb died. I called that doctors office this morning and left what I am sure is a rambling message begging someone to call me back and tell me if I had been tested for Parvo (the human kind not the doggy kind0 which is the 5ths test.
Of course each minute that passed by today has seemed like an eternity and so this afternoon I called back and begged the receptionist, (read played the dead baby card, hard) to please let me talk to someone who could answer my questions. She obliged, eventho I wasn't crying, shocker, and a really nice guy got on the phone with me and started reading over all of my blood work to me. After nicely commenting on the unbelievable number of blood tests done on me, he found the Parvo one, read it to me, but couldn't translate it for me. Figures. I had him fax it over to my new OB and then I consulted Dr. Goo.gle with what info I had. (Thanks to Reese for telling me what to look for). I called my new OB's office and told them that the fax was coming and to please have my doctor call me asap to translate. He called within 10 minutes.
Long story short, I AM IMMUNE!!!!!!!!! My blood work indicates I had already been infected before I was even pg with Caleb and once you have it, you are considered immune for life!! YIPPEE for ME!
Thank you so much to everyone for all of your words of support and indignation. I puffy heart all of you and again, have no idea what I would do without my dead baby mama's. Now I can get back to my regularly scheduled neurosis and constant fear. Who knew that that would be a place of relief????

13 comments:

Reese said...

FABULOUS NEWS!

{{Big exhale}}.

Now, no more drama until you deliver a screamin' babe! ;)

(We can hope, can't we).

Get some rest, Mama....

Reese

CLC said...

Yeahhh...so glad you were already infected. Never thought I would type those words...

c. said...

Very, VERY happy for you, K. But you already know that. XO.

janis said...

Yay! Good news!!
I'll cut myself an extra slice of cake tonight in celebration...

Tash said...

Phew. Now if only we could figure out the whole "building a force-field around our embryo" bit, we'd be all set.

Phew again.

Ange said...

Excellent excellent stuff...I was stressing during the night on your behalf. Yay yay yay...and yes thats it now young lady. Just smooth sailing until the little darlin arrives.

niobe said...

Phew. What great, great news.

Rosalind said...

That's great news

G said...

Who knew that the battery of tests from Caleb's death would save the day? Very touching.

I am so relieved for you.

Coggy said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so relieve Kal, let normal paranoia resume.

Now please stay away from all children (except your own) or anyone that is sniffing/ coughing or looking generally ill.

Big hugs K x x x

Aunt Becky said...

Oh dude.

*phew*

FUCKING *phew*

Sophie said...

Hi,
I just wanted to let you know that I found your blog and I've been reading it. I hope that's okay. I'm so sorry for your loss (and everyone else's). I too am a deadbaby mama. My little girl was born on Christmas day and she died a few weeks ago. She was born with severe brain damage and died a little bit each day until she was five months old. I guess I'm telling you that because I feel like I've been grieving her since she was born and I can identify with so much of what you write. Especially about the pain of this affecting your other children. I have a three year old. He doesn't quite get it yet. But it's coming. I know I want to try again for another baby as well and I know it will be very hard. I hope you don't mind me reading your blog. If you want to see mine it is faradaysgarden.wordpress.com. I wish you all the best,
Sophie

kate said...

Great news, i am so glad all is well. I am sorry i haven't visited in awhile & missed saying something helpful before...