I had blood drawn yesterday.
Waiting for the results today has me on pins and needles.
Here's the long and the short of it.
Friday, December 30th I went to my old OB (90 miles away). They completed an exam and ultrasound and saw no sac. My uterine lining was thickening, but no sac. Not necessarily bad news because it was still early (they had me at 5 weeks and 5 days). The doctor ordered my hcG levels checked and sent me home. The results came in Tuesday. 63. They said that is normal for early in a pregnancy. The levels should be 1,000 in order to see a sac.
Later that day, I started bleeding. Just spotting, but enough to scare me.
Wednesday, Jan 4th I went back to the doctor. They did another ultrasound, saw an even thicker uterine lining, but still no sac. Took more blood to check hcG. They started talking about ectopic pregnancy, chemical pregnancy, and natural miscarriage. The doctor did not believe this was a viable pregnancy, but said it is still possible.
Thursday I called for the results. My levels were up to 86.5. Up is good. Only up a little is not good. This is a classic sign of ectopic pregnancy.
In the meantime, the bleeding stopped for two full days, then spotting started up again very light on Saturday night. Friday the doctor said we are at a wait and see point. She said I should have pain if the pregnancy is ectopic. I have no pain. She still does not believe this is a viable pregnancy, but says sometimes embryos implant late, and sometimes hcg levels are abnormal in the beginning and level out.
She ordered more blood work for Monday.
That was yesterday.
I'm actually getting kind of good at this.
OK, not really.
The waiting is excrusiating.
I must confess, the waiting has been good.
God continues to PULL me in to Him. Back to where I should have always been,
Leaning on Him. Praying to Him.
Praying for LIFE.
So many of you have reached out. You've shared your stories of loss and life.
You've prayed. You continue to pray.
I see God's hand so clearly on our situation.
Regardless of the outcome- I know God's hand is here.
Keep praying for high hcg levels.
Keep praying life.
I'm working on getting things back to normal around the blog.
There is so much to share!