Ok, maybe that's a tad bit of an over reaction, but I sure ended up having a long day today! I had a follow up with the orthopedic surgeon this morning... no big deal right?! Well, he was pretty unhappy with the amount of swelling I have in the leg and expressed some concern that one thing that might be causing the issues could be a blood clot. Great. My Mom was quite worried about blood clots when I was stuck in my chair so long, but nobody else seemed to be concerned about it then; and now, when I'm up and around they start to worry?! It didn't make much sense to me, but clearly if he was concerned... maybe I should be too?
The cardiac lab, where I would need to go for an ultrasound to check the veins in my leg did not have an opening until 4:30 this afternoon! The Dr. didn't want me to wait another day (seriously, after this long, what one more day Doc?!) so I had to take that appointment. It was 11:30am. Humm. It really didn't seem logical to drive the 45mins home for a few hours then drive all the way back later in the day. So, I opted to mill about my old haunt and kill the time! I had a nice slice of pizza for lunch, then hit the outlet stores! I struck out at the Children's Place... despite the signs saying they were having "monster" sales. I did find a few cute, and very discounted items at Old Navy before my Mom called to say she was home. I popped over there to hang with her and my Mom-Mom for a bit. I did a bit of online shopping, finishing out my cloth diaper stash then finally it was time to head back to the hospital. Mom had to work tonight, so we had a quick coffee in the cafeteria- then off for testing.
They didn't find anything, as I thought... but it feels good to know for sure that I am not in any danger that way! I asked the tech to maybe accidentally swipe the ultrasound wand over my belly for a quick shot of the little one, but she just laughed! I begged her to check him and give me a weight estimate, but she wasn't game! Can you blame a girl for trying?! It was after 5 by the time I got out of there... so much for a double lasagna bake off tonight. Oh well. I cruised home and when I got here, I was surprised to find not 1, but 2 packages! We got a sweet gift from the kiddo's Aunt Keri and her family, and Bill's Mom also sent a hat she just finished knitting! It is a super cute little strawberry cap, I can't wait to try it on him! Plus, yesterday one of my favorite of the teachers from Billy's school sent home a lovely gift for me too! A few board books and a Pooh outfit- how nice of her! So, with the new clothes I had bought, a few things my Mom had picked up, and THREE new presents to put away, I had fun unwinding in the "nursery!"
When I got home, I also had a voicemail that insurance approved 12 more PT visits, which is great since I know they can sometimes be sticky about how much they will cover and it really does help! After discussion with the Dr. today I will also need to go back for another set of x-rays on the ankle, but we agreed to wait until after the baby is born... tomorrow will be a day of catch up around here- as I was gone ALL day today... and we have Christmas with my Mom-Mom! Yipee. More presents!