One of the favorite things to do in this country (since I suppose that's what all the old time Germans did) is to go out into the fields and cut down one of the blasted "trees" and haul it into the houses as the beloved Christmas tree. I cannot visit those folks. At. All.
At this time of year, when the pollen explodes from the things, you just see a smoke like plumb lingering around the bush. They are laughingly called trees, but really just a bush!
But I am getting some better from the bug I encountered at New Year's Eve. Now if I can just dodge the pollen for four more days, I will be doing much better.
When DIL suffered her miscarriage, she had to have a D and C to make sure all tissue was gone. This was especially the case since the ultrasound that determined no heart beat was done and showed the fetus and amnion there.
It was done, along with some bumps in the road that weren't part of the procedure. For example, the hospital not telling them where to wait to be called. But two weeks after the procedure, her ob's office called her to come in. There was no fetal tissue in the sample that was sent to the lab. She needed to be checked again.
So they went in immediately. Another ultrasound was done. There was "something" there, but no one was sure what it was. They could recognize what was probably a blood clot, but there was something else. The technician was using a new machine that she wasn't familiar with (????) and couldn't really read the procedure. The doctor wasn't sure at all. (DIL doesn't like her. Her original doctor retired, and this is a new, young, unsure one) So they schedule another D and C.
This time, the sample was immediately sent to pathology. And guess what - no fetal tissue again. I really hope she changes doctors after her appointment to follow up that is scheduled for next week. There is something grossly wrong here. I hope she gets a good explanation. But I think they don't want to have to face something like this. Brian indicated he will probably "go under the knife" and that will be that.