Friday, April 3, 2009

pupps



A few more pictures, the bottom is my favorite.

So the conclusion is that it is most likely pupps, but it is not confirmed. I went to the dermatologist on Wednesday morning. She looked at it and said it definitely looked like PUPPS. The only way to get a definite conclusion is to have biopsies and blood work, but there is a catch. She needed to do 5 biopsies, 2 on the stomach, 1 around the breast, 1 on the legs, and 1 on my arms. She would actually numb me, and take a pinch of skin, and then put 2 stitches in each spot, and yes-this would leave a scar. She would not have the results back until at least next Tuesday. I also would need to have a blood test, which I had. The catch you ask-the results won't be back for at least 14 days. So after telling her that I was being induced on Wednesday morning, she agreed with me and said it really wasn't worth it. And 80% of all PUPPS cases come up inconclusive. It just doesn't make sense to put myself through that for nothing. So the last I heard she was trying to reach my doctor to tell her to induce earlier if I wanted. I haven't heard anything, so I am assuming Wednesday will be the day, unless he comes earlier. I have been terribly uncomfortable the last 2 days. Lots of braxtons and pelvic pressure. I actually came home from work early today, and I am only working a half day tomorrow. I never leave early!!! Hubby says he has to wait until 5 pm tomorrow, I just laugh. Although we are getting a terrible winter storm again tomorrow night so anything is possible!!

4 comments:

Elaine said...

Love, love, love the pics. We had a similar one made in our pregnancy portraits except we used Baby K's name.

seekingsibling said...

I just googled PUPPS infertility b/c I had PUPPS in my 1st pregnancy, have had 2 m/c and a failed IVF. I'm starting to wonder if it's some sort of immune issue. Just wondering if you ran across anything regarding that. I've been intrigued by some of the immune issues w/ PG b/c it's like reading my reproductive history.

rick and cheryl said...

I've got pupps and I had the baby in Oct. It started in August. I miscarried before this pregnancy & it took over a year to get pregnant. How long did the rash last after the birth for you & what helped you? I go in to biopsy next week to confirm & figure things out...maybe, seems like no one knows what to do. I'm on clobex, prednizone...nothing seems to help & it keeps spreading.

Mandy said...

hopefully you get this comment: my pupps lasted about 2 wks after birth, but my sores and rash didn't go away for at least a month. I used a topical foam that my derm gave me, I don't remember the name of it. But I found that the best stuff for me was anything that I used to give me a icey hot sensation. I used a gold bond cream, leg cream, anything that I could find. Hope this helps