Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Running the Numbers

In order to help keep score:

5/23/09 & 5/24/09: dIUIs

6/7/09: BFN on HPT

6/8/09: 16 days past iui ("16 dpiui"): Beta = 40.8

6/10/09: Beta = 78.9 (Based on what I've been told, so talk to your own doctor about this, the beta level, i.e., the amount of "pregnancy hormone" in your blood, should double every 48-72 hours for the first few weeks of pregnancy).

6/12/09: Beta = 113 (slower than normal rise)

6/15/09: Beta = 152 (inadequate rise)

6/16/09: Beta = 160 (inadequate rise); Ultrasound shows intrauterine sac

Next blood work & ultrasound: 6/19/09
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I spoke with my nurse this afternoon who agreed that it was good news that we were basically ruling out an ectopic, and that if the beta had not appreciably risen or lowered by Friday, that the doctor would want to discuss a D&C (scheduling it for Monday).

TMI ALERT:
The TP Tango is showing some brown-colored discharge. It seems like I'm going to start my period soon. My nurse said to be sure to mention that to the doc as they would likely hold back on intervening if it looked like my body was going to take care of this naturally.

20 comments:

Marie said...

Reading along and hoping for the best!!!

babyinterrupted said...

I'm so sorry - I just had an ectopic pregnancy after IVF and it was really difficult to handle, emotionally. I'll be thinking of you.
(LFCA)

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry.

noswimmers said...

Thinking of you...

JJ said...

Holding you in my thoughts--lots and lots of hugs...

becomingwhole said...

this sucks

bigtime

so sorry

~Jess said...

*hugs*

'Murgdan' said...

:-(
I'm so sorry.

My Reality said...

I am sorry you are stuck in beta hell right now. Fingers crossed for you.

Jill said...

Still keeping my fingers crossed for a miracle.

itsazooaroundhere said...

I'm sorry you are going through this. Thinking of you...

Geohde said...

I am so very sorry.

I will refrain from the many platitudes you may get that 'at least you know it can work'. That kind of thing never helped me, but it was all those close to me IRL could ever parrot.

xx

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LJ said...

Total bollocks. I'm so sorry.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I am so, so sorry. {hugs}

barrenisthenewblack said...

I wish I had the words to make it all better. I'm here. Call me if you need anything.

Lucy said...

I'm so sorry. I don't have anything to say, other than to send cyber hugs.

Bonny said...

Hugs to you.

Meghan said...

I'm so sorry. Sending you lots of hugs.

Searching for Serenity said...

Still holding out hope for you.

The disadvantage to IF is that we know so much more than the typical fertile.

*hugs*

Tash said...

Here from L&F -- just wanted to let you know how sorry I am. My only assvice is that if you "do this on your own," that they follow your hcg level back down to make sure nothing sticks around in your uterus.

I'm also really sorry about your lack of support right now. I hope the internet can at least lend you a shoulder and some support right now. Take great care.