Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Sorry I guess I have been mia for a bit. I was waiting to hear from the doctors office about the AFP test. The results should have been in last Thursday. I didn't hear anything so I called the office. I was told they were not in and that it actually takes closer to two weeks. So that would push it back to this past Monday. I figured that I would just ask my doctor since I already had an appointment scheduled for Monday. So at my appointment I suddenly got nervous waiting in the waiting room. I noticed other patients that had come in after me, be called in before me. Last time this happened to me was at the specialist appointment with Genesis where they didn't me to upset all the other moms in the waiting room. So this made me feel really uncomfortable. After a bit they just let me know we were waiting for the ultrasound room. This can take a bit since there is only one in my doctors office. This brought me comfort. When we finally got called in asking about the AFP results was one of the first things I asked about. They told me that the got a receipt that the blood had got the order but there is now a new process in place for the AFP test. There is a first trimester and second trimester blood draw now. So they cant do anything with just one blood draw. I have to get another blood draw next week and then wait another two weeks so they get the results of that test and then combine it with the results of the second test. This gives a more accurate result Im told. Yay for medicine getting better but boo for the extra wait. The good news was that during the ultrasound we saw a very nice round head. Showing it was closed and she is pretty confident that there is not a NTD. But I am still going to go through the second blood draw to be sure.