I saw my OB Monday (I'm 34 weeks) no c-section date has been scheduled yet but baby is measuring 3 weeks ahead (maybe from the Prednisone). I am hoping he comes a little early because I am really getting tired and uncomfortable now. He looks great in ultrasound.
I saw my hematologist yesterday and we discussed my plans for delivery. I told her I REALLY do not want to deliver under general anesthesia. The IVIg infusions I have been getting every Friday don't seem to be doing a whole lot for my counts. They have gone down each week for the last 3 weeks from 83,000 to 59,000 and this week 38,000 (my lowest count was in Feb after diagnosis I was at 3,000 so these numbers are better but under the circumstances, clearly not enough...). Its very discouraging. I need to be somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 or better for a spinal. I discussed my concern with hema and she things increasing the frequency of my IVIg to 2x a week will be beneficial.
My math is 34 weeks measuring 3 weeks ahead...puts me at about 37 weeks...baby could come anytime. I really hope they can get my numbers up soon.
Also, I have completely weened off the Prednisone now. Hema says once I get my date scheduled for c-section to call her office and they will order a heavy dose of IVIg just before delivery. I'm getting really sick of all these appointments. Literally today is the ONLY day this week that I don't have an appointment. Its too much. My whole body hurts.
Back to OB tomorrow for non-stress test and Friday IVIg infusion...my poor 2 year old is always being hauled off to one sitter or another. I'm just done with being pregnant...
sorry to vent.
Diagnosed with ITP 2/7/11
Treating regularly with IVIg
Currently in the low 100's