good and bad

So today started like a normal day.  I had a previously scheduled blood draw this morning.

At 1:45, I started bleeding.  Heavily.  With a large, large clot.  I called the clinic.  They didn’t have my labs back yet, but talked to my doctor and had me come in right away for a scan.  They called me in the car with the results.  They were great:

hCG: 5707

P4: 766.6

E2: 5703

We saw a sac with a yolk sac and a (tiny) fetal pole.  There was a second “something” that could either be a sac or a small blood clot.  We didn’t see anything that should be causing bleeding like this.  My doctor was optimistic.  He had me schedule another scan in a week and one day to hopefully see a heart beat.  His only concern was that the sac seemed a little low in the uterus; he mentioned potentially a low-lying placenta or previa.  I can get labs done whenever; I can go in earlier for another scan if I want.

I don’t know right now.  I know I no longer feel optimistic.  I feel as though the rug was just yanked from under me, and I’m still reeling.  I don’t know if I’ll go in earlier for a scan.  I’ll probably get more blood drawn at some point, but I also don’t know when I’ll do that.  This had been going so well; I don’t know how much more strength I have.

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~ by Larisa on February 18, 2010.

9 Responses to “good and bad”

  1. Damnit. Why can NOTHING be easy?? I am in SF right now and just randomly thought I’d check the blog and THIS?? Sheesh. But it sounds like the doc isn’t that concerned, and I wish I had more to offer than that…and that your numbers look really good. Sending you all the prayers I can muster.

  2. I think I kinda know, if you understand what I mean by know. I think this is the 2nd embie just not making it. Shrug, you only wanted another one anyways. I’d not panic or feel bad if I were you. I’ve been praying mightly to my Catholic God for you. I think only a good daughter will come out of this.
    take a deep breath and relax

  3. Hug.

  4. Dang, dang, dang! I’ll keep my prayers going for you!

  5. So sorry you’re having to deal with this- like Last Chance said: why can’t this just be easy!?! I’m also with P, that maybe one of the embies didn’t make it. Doesn’t that happen? Your numbers do look great so that is something to hold on to. Sending positive vibes your way and hoping for the best!!!

  6. I’m hoping and praying for good news and no more drama for you, only the good kind.

  7. Sending prayers and positive vibes your way. Hang in there. Take it easy and keep saying your mantra over and over. Everything will be alright.

  8. Sorry that this is happening. Happened with Coop and I know it is so scary! I hope it turns out to be nothing. I did have a low lying placenta with Coop, but it did finally move up enough that I was able to deliver without it being a problem. Hope this rings true for you and you have a baby in your arms again!

  9. Shit. I don’t get why things can’t just be straightforward and easy for once. I’m really, really sorry you’re having to deal with this. I will be keeping everything crossed that everything is ok.

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