Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lottery Again

So, you know how I've always complained about winning the lottery for negative things? My heart condition, recurrent M/Cs...all 3 embryos implanting, etc.

Let me add one more to the list.

Gabby was diagnosed with Pemphigoid Gestationis today. Another name for it is Gestational Herpes, but they don't use that name really anymore because it's not REALLY herpes. It's an autoimmune disease

It's on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) "Office of Rare Diseases" website. Dr. Google has informed me that 1 out of 100,000 pregnant get this.

Ladies and Gentlemen, that is 0.001% chance.

Why am I not playing the lottery? Oh yea, it doesn't work the other way around for me :) My coworker/close friend just informed me I should never take my umbrella out in a thunderstorm because I will get struck by lightning. Twice.

I feel so bad. I can't tell if she got it because of my babies, or if it's HER body's reaction to the babies or what. It's not too bad right now but I'm guessing it will get worse.

The MFM didn't seem too concerned. He said he's seen some really bad cases, like, they didn't even look like a person they looked so bad (nice!), and he's not going to give her any steroids yet. Since she already gets followed so closely, he'll just continue to monitor. He doesn't foresee any impact on the babies (thank God, because Dr. Google mentioned there would be), with the except of pre term labor. But since they are multiples anyway, we already have that risk factor.

As for everything else, it looks good. He's not concerned about the small femurs at all because he says it's all growing appropriately week to week, we just have genetically small babies (I guess?). Cervical length, blood pressure, continues to be good. Baby (A)isha is breech right now, and Baby (B)eyonce is head down. Aisha better get her act together though! It doesn't matter how Beyonce is positioned if Aisha is not head down.

So...I'm just going to hope the rash stays on the mild side. Hope hasn't done much for me before though. Ack...and I was just starting to get comfortable with all the good news around here...


  1. What the heck? It seems like all the crap luck gets dished to the same people over and over. I hope it doesn't get bad for her....but again me and hope aren't on the best terms these days

  2. Sorry to hear this. :-( Glad that it seems like the effects can be managed and the doctor feels okay about it. Sending support and good thoughts.

  3. Oh, wow. I'm so sorry you have been given yet one more thing to worry about. Really hoping that it stays on the mild side and that everything turns out perfectly okay. ~ hugs ~

  4. Sorry to hear that :( I've never even heard of that, geesh what odds! I hope that everything turns out alright and it doesn't cause any major issues.

  5. Seriously!!! Winning the lottery in negative things is right, ugh! Hopefully things won't get any worse and it won't be much of an issue. I hope, I hope, I hope.

  6. Seriously, what in the world?!? I say the same thing... Odds like this, I should be winning the lottery.