Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fifths Disease!!!

I have been exposed to Fifths disease. I am trying not to freak out, but Dr. Google makes me a bit nervous. I read online that the worst case scenario is that it can cause the baby to be anemic and do something to the amniotic fluid and of course the VERY worst case scenario is miscarriage. However, I did read that usually 50% of ppl are immune to the virus and I am praying I am one of those 50%! I think you become immune if you had it when you were younger and this virus is hard to notice. Usually you get a rash or your cheeks get red, kinda like you were slapped and sore joints. Sometimes you have no symptoms. So I am hoping I had this when I was little!! Of course, I am freaking out and trying not to. I just worry that this miracle will be taken away from me. And my biggest fear has been me getting sick and it hurting the baby. That has been my MAIN worry this entire pregnancy. I am sure it is due to hearing stories of mothers that have gotten sick and it resulted in the death of their unborn child.

I had just gotten comfortable with everything and just started to calm down and enjoy this pregnancy. In the beginning of my pregnancy my neighbors had strep and then I got that cold and was worried it was H1N1. I called my OB and left a message! I am hoping they don't take too long to call me back. I am thinking they will want me to come in for a blood test and see if I am immune or even have it.

There are so many things out there that could happen. A person could go nuts and become a hermit if she thought too much about it...ME!!!!! I just want to be a good mom and take care of my child. I am willing to do ANYTHING to keep this child safe!!! Please pray for this child and I will update y'all when I know more!


Nichole said...

Dana - I am so sorry you aren't able to relax and enjoy the pregnancy. There are a lot of scary things out there, but remember that you are doing everything you can to keep the little one safe. You can't do more than that!

Take care of yourself, try to relax, stay AWAY from Dr. Google (lol) and keep us updated.

Amber said...

Im so sorry to hear you have to be scared about things but I hope everything is wonderful with your little one:)