"It is very unorthidox for you to have noticed the itching at 13 weeks. With the cholostasis the baby could be still born at worst,or birth defects could occure or premature birth. What we want to do is have you fast for tonight then come back in the morning for more bloods. We want to keep a close eye on your levels, so tomorrows appointment and then we will be seeing you next week for another blood check up. Then after your U/S we will want to get you in here...uuuuummm...bi weekly for checks, It may end up going up to weeks instead depending on how the U/S goes. Then we will want to do weekly fetal mointering with u/s. And the baby WILL be delivered early. Just to prepare you."
See, cleo has cholostasis -- her gallbladder is leaking bile into her bloodstream, and her liver can't handle the extra load. The bile in the blood = very bad. It can hurt her -- jaundis, mainly, other secondary problems, not life threatening in the normal run of affiars. Except she's pregnant. And little sammi CAN'T process the bile. He's getting it direct, and his little liver is incapable of processing it.
Sammi WILL be taken early. Cleo is 4.5 months along. The trick is to ballance it -- Sammi needs to be inside as long as possible, until it is more threatening to be inside than out. Also, there's not a lot they can do for cleo, so long as she's pregnant. If he's left too long, he could die. He could be born with defects. It's.... horrible. And the longer he's in, the sicker cleo will get.
I don't feel well, just thinking about it.