Tuesday, December 05, 2006

RhoGAM worries

Tomorrow morning Little Elvis and I are getting our blood tested. I have a negative blood type and there’s a chance he won’t. So we’re going to have something called a RhoGAM test, I think.

If his blood is positive, my blood could fight him. That’s pretty scary.

What’s also scary is that I have no idea what the test will entail. I know I was really wrong in my belief that the glucose testing was going to take at least 4 hours, so I’m hoping my fear of having a huge silver needle poked through my belly and into him is also wrong.

In all of the baby tracking calendars I read, none of them mention whether or not he can feel pain at 29 weeks. I just don’t want him to be hurt by some (hopefully mythical) needle.

I’m old enough to realize that getting shots and having blood drawn are both relatively short processes (at least from my experience), so I don’t expect it will be too awful for me.

And how will they make sure they get him? He moves around a lot.

I’m sure I might sound like a complete idiot here. Have any of you gone through this experience? Is it anything like what I’m imagining?


Blogger Ann said...

Rhogam is an ijectionthat they will give you when your blood test comes back that you are a negative type. I just had it done, they'll usually do it in the upper arm, although the nurse said sometimes they'll do it in the butt. It wasn't a big deal though, just an injection into your arm like a bee sting. Good luck!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

Thanks for the luck Ann! The RhoGAM shot in my arm didn't hurt too much at all. In fact, pulling the band aid off after wearing it all day was definitely the worst part!

8:06 AM  
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