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Was my expedite request approved?

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So we found out about a month ago that my wife is pregnant. We couldn't be happier. Not ideal timing seeing that we are in the beginning stages of the CR-1 process, but we both want another child (We have a 2.5 year old boy already).

We are about 8 weeks pregnant at this point and unfortunately my wife experienced heavy bleeding while at work on Monday. She rushed to the nearest hospital in Surrey B.C. and the physicians and imaging technician determined at the time that the bleeding was caused by Subchorionic Hematoma, which is bleeding and blood clots between the uterus and placenta. It is very dangerous to the baby and my wife was put on two weeks of bed rest and given a referral to an OB. Being she is covered by the Canadian healthcare system, we have been waiting for a call for an appointment all week.

I rushed north of the border obviously and have been out of the country on family sick leave to help care for our 2.5 year old, which my wife cannot do while on bed rest. I proactively requested an expedite from USCIS on Tuesday due to the high risk pregnancy at this point and my needing to care for our son out of the country.

Got an email from them yesterday around noon saying that my request has been processed and that further documents/information is required. I expected this and forwarded the hospital discharge papers and diagnostic imaging report and findings. I wanted to have a letter from the OB, but the Canadian medical system is slow when you need a specialist and we are still waiting for an appt.

I checked our USCIS case status about 30 minutes later and there is a note under our case history that says:

On April 25, 2015, your request to have your case expedited, referral number **************TSC, was completed.

What does that mean? Does anyone know?

I was honestly surprised to know that anyone was there and working on a Saturday.

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Seems you know when a waiver was approved when things happen quicker than they should.


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I'm surprised the hospital doesn't have an OB on site. Try a different hospital.

Yes. I was surprised one didn't see her there too. I have little first-hand experience with the Canadian medical system, but have heard that it can definitely take time to get in to see a specialist.

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