Thursday, May 13, 2010

Doc vs Dr

Two posts in one day! Yeah, well, just as I finished post #1, I noticed an email from Dr. Zed's office and it appears that I've tested positive for one of the antiphospholipid antibodies. Well, actually, she said I was borderline and as a result, I'll not only be on low-dose aspirin but also on heparin.

I emailed the info to Doc and he's none too happy about placing me on heparin based of one borderline blood test. He thinks that Dr. Zed's recommendation is overkill and unnecessary. Now, I'm not too sure about the side effects of heparin other than it's a blood thinner, but if it helps me to get pregnant then I'm willing to go with it.

However, that's not how Doc feels and I have a really bad feeling he's going to go head-to-head with Dr. Zed. I guess there's a "rule" amongst doctors that you don't question other doctors' protocols or recommendations, particularly if it's not in your speciality, but I have a feeling that Doc is going to break this rule. Crap...I may have to do some intervention before the "fight" breaks.


sienna said...

hmmm, i think i need to move to san fran and see your dr z. he is my kind of man (i'm just jealous that you're being given blood thinners bc i feel i need it).

am glad my hubby is clueless about all this stuff, bc i can only imagine being married to a doc who didn't agree with my other doc. aieee. but seriously - even if you're borderline, better take the risk of taking blood thinner now vs miscarriage later, right? that's how i see it anyways.

you'll have to keep us posted about how this goes!