Friday, February 12, 2010

Miracle ectopic pregnancy becomes twins! (Updated)

Okay, not exactly.

Seems my pregnancy isn't ectopic. Today I had an u/s and Dr. W saw a spot that looks like a tiny sac, so it seems my pregnancy was in the ute, but so slow growing to not be normal.

(The animal part of my brain cried out, "you killed my baby, Dr. W!" even thought I know the embryo couldn't be normal as it doubling time was a week, rather than 48 hours.)

Still waiting for the results of my HCG. Hopefully the number will finally be coming down.

As I left, and needed to pay, the woman at the desk said, "Oh, you're having twins?!"

"I beg your pardon?!!" was my response.

"Dr. W marked 'U/S with 2 sacs' ...

I just started laughing. "Um, no. We thought it was ectopic, but he did see one tiny empty sac today."

Great! My pregnancy went from ectopic to a multiple in the blink of an eye! If only it was that easy!

Jem

Update: HCG is 294. Have to have a CBC done tonight and go back to the clinic tomorrow for a nurse to re-administer the Metho.trexate. Oh joy (not so much).

17 comments:

jenicini said...

Erg. Glad you laughed, but it makes me want to smack her upside the head!

Heather said...

UGH! I'm so sorry you are having to deal with all of this. I keep asking (to anyone who will answer really) why, oh why, this stuff has to be so freaking difficult for some of us. I mean can't we just get our happy endings already? So far I'm still waiting on an answer.

I've been thinking of you. Take care.

IF Optimist, then... said...

I am so freaking angry. I know that everything isn't the Dr. fault and having an ectopic burst is serious. So I guess I am just angry at the universe on your behalf. After this is all over, I shall demand satisfaction and all good things.

'Murgdan' said...

I have heard of more check-out-receptionist-foot-in-mouth-BS stories......they should learn to just keep their mouths shut.

Sorry your headline wasn't true though...would much have preferred that miracle story.

*grrrrrr*

Fertility Chick said...

Oh crap - I too am so sorry you are dealing with all of this. Thinking about you here too.

Brandy said...

This has got to be awful for you! I hope it doesn't drag out too long. I would be going insane!

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mekate said...

good lord, I am so sorry- about all of it.
You are amazing being able to see humor in any of it
ironic crap that it is.

so much for simple, gosh darn.
I am so sorry. I hardly know what to wish for-- a speedy resolution. I guess that is as close as I can come.

Thinking of you,
Kate

Adele said...

I've been following your blog for awhile and did a double-take when I saw the title. I'm so sorry:(

northern lights said...

you have an amazing sense of humor- both amazing because it's terrific and amazing how you can rely on it in such challenging times. that in itself is a blessing.

my mom once had a nurse who told her her ovaries looked wonderful - both of them- when she lost one at 16 in emergency surgery. med personnel can be morons, but you think at the RE's esp they'd learn to keep mouths shut.

My RE btw- the first one I had- told my husband that the reason I felt so sick after my lap surgery was because I was hysterical that I wasn't able to conceive. What is this, 1880? I quickly found myself another RE ...

Keep looking up - something good is gonna happen for you, I just know it -

Pie said...

Ugh, this seriously sucks. I am so sorry you are still dealing with this - it feels endless to me, I can only imagine how it must be for you. Hang in there (picture that cat hanging from the branch "Hang in there!").

Allison said...

First - your title made my heart stop. I'm always hoping for a miracle for any of my sisters in TTC. Damnit. I'm so sorry.

Second - WTF is up with the lack of empathy from dr's staff? (Trigs follow, stop reading now if you'd like....)

After TTC for years, my first pg ended in my first loss on Monday. I had to call yesterday for the last beta results, and the nurse CHEERFULLY said "it's under 2!" Yeah. Woo-frikkin-hoo, nursie.

That being said, my heart is very much with you, Jem. I'm hoping for some really fantastic news in your immediate future, because damn, lady, you deserve it.

Poppet said...

Maybe try a different clinic next time? You seem to have communication issues with this one. Just a thought.... sensitivity training might be in orer for the admins...

Nicole said...

I too was hopeful for some incredible miracle when I read your title :)
This is SO awful, I'm relieved to hear you found a tad of humor in it at that appt. I'm still so sorry about this all and I hope they can get it resolved asap!

Melissa G said...

Stating only the necessities, should be part of "Fertility Clinic Receptionist 101"... Talk about insult to injury - what a moron.

Hang in there...

One Who Understands said...

You would really think people working at fertility clinics would be more cautious about what they say. So sorry you are still going through all of this.

irrationalexuberance said...

I'm beyond impressed you still have your sense of humor after the last few weeks you've had. I hope for you that this period of purgatory ends soon, and that you can begin to move on.

Priscilla said...

Ugh..this nightmare just wont end for you will it? So sorry....and that receptionists....I'm so impressed that you laughed...I would have slugged her!!!

Thinking of you.... XX