Selena I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!
Thats it. I'm switching OB's. Mine is an idiot. I went in for my appt at the diabetes clinic. I didn't sleep at all last night, tho I did drain my body of all moisture crying all night. My bones are becoming super sensitive to position. I used to have to move every 20 - 30 mins during the night because my bones would start to ache, but moving was very painful and settling into the new position would take a few mins, during which I sit fully tensed trying to breathe through the pain. Now I can only last about 10 mins in each position and my bones aren't settling in before I have to move yet again. Each night is an exercise in how much hell I can take.
Anyways, I went to my appt. I saw the Diabetes Educator. She's an RN and a diabetic specialist. She took one look at my recordings and said "oh dear, I'm sorry sweetie but with numbers like these we have no choice but to put you on some insulin. Its clear that the glyburide isn't working, it works for some but not for others, you are one of the others." So she taught me how to load the pen and all about the different kinds of insulin and about how your body uses it and so on. The appt took about an hour and a half. An hour and a half of sitting. I was nearly crying by the end of it. She suggested I go up to mat to have a NST done to check on Lucien, because he's been so quiet lately.
She also said that when I get up there that I should ask the nurses to call my OB so he can call in the prescription for insulin.
I got up there and talked with the nurses, I also asked for some demerol while I was there so that I could try to get some rest for a bit. They ran the NST and Luciens heart rate is good, but he is much quieter than usual, still. They called my OB about the insulin and the demerol and I had to wait for TWO hours for him to call back. He just showed up instead. He looked at my numbers and asked me how long I'd been taking the glyburide for, I told him since Friday. He said "ok, start taking it twice a day then. And I'll get you some pain meds, we'll just have to put your baby into the NICU for a few days because he'll probably be addicted to pain meds, but thats ok. I'm not going to induce you, we'll wait for natural labor" and he turned and walked out before either myself or my hubby could say anything.
WHAT?!?!? First of all, its clear the glyburide isn't working so why would taking TWO of them work better??? Isn't keeping my blood sugar in a safe zone important to him? And whats with the refusal to induce? Why would we keep doing this to not only me, but my son, if its perfectly safe to take him about a couple of weeks early?? AND I checked with the other OB and several nurses about the likelihood of Lucien becoming addicted to demerol. They all told me that his addiction would follow my addiction. And since I don't use the pain meds for pleasure, since I use them once a day its clear I'm not abusing them. To make me feel better the third time I asked the other OB, she set me up on a NST to monitor his reaction after I'd been given my nighttime meds. Nothing changed, it didn't affect his movement or his heartrate. The first signs of fetal addiction would be a physical response to the drugs in question, and Lucien doesn't respond to them. It felt like my OB was trying to make to a dig at me when he brought that up this time.
He was dismissive and almost neglectful. He hasn't even suggested to me that I make any appt to see him in his office again. My husband said it seemed to him that my OB didn't remember my history, or anything we'd talked about previously regarding induction.
I deserve proper care. I'm going to find it elsewhere. I just worry that it might be uncomfortable in the hospital, when I do go into labor, with or without induction. My OB is one of the busiest OB's and they're a pretty tight bunch. I met another OB a few years ago, she works out of a nearby town, she's not a part of the "group" and she is an amazing OB. I'm going to call her office in the morning and find out how to go about seeing her.