Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Announcement and Prayers Needed

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We found out we were pregnant the day after Christmas! We were shocked and excited since we didn't think it was going to happen without help from a fertility specialist. I called the doctor the next day and got my blood drawn. 
Later that afternoon I was experiencing some moderate cramping and went to the hospital per a friend's advice. I got checked out and they said that I should be approximately 5 weeks per my beta draw. They saw nothing on the ultrasound, but didn't expect to since it was too early.

I went in to make sure my levels doubled after the weekend and I was relieved that they had. We scheduled my first prenatal appointment and called it a day. At the first appointment, we were told to schedule an ultrasound to get a due date since my PCOS makes me irregular so they wanted to get a more accurate date of how far along I am.

I had an ultrasound done this morning. They were able to see a small sac, but she said that she couldn't see it very clearly. The ultrasound showed that I should be 5 weeks 2 days along. The tech said that she suggests coming back in 10 days to see if we can see a baby with a heartbeat. She also said that I might just be earlier than they thought. No big deal. I can handle that. I mean, a week and a half ago we didn't see anything and now there's a sac!

Then we told to see the doctor. He reviewed the ultrasound notes and blood work and started off saying that I should get a repeat ultrasound in 7 days. Then, he switched gears and started talking about my beta levels were too high for only being 5 weeks and that I have a 90% chance of miscarriage. He asked if I was bleeding and I said no, just some cramping which he said is a good thing. Then he started talking about a D&C and how I should start considering that. He had me get another blood draw to see if my beta levels are continuing to rise appropriately and we can talk tomorrow.

His bedside manner was lacking and we were left feeling confused and overwhelmed. I have already contacted a new doctor and will be switching either way. I have no intention to see someone who doesn't care about me and will dismiss me so easily.

All I know is that my God is bigger than any 10% chance and if it is His will that this baby doesn't make it, then we know that there was nothing that I could do and there was something wrong with the baby. If we end up with a healthy baby, then we'll be ecstatic. Either way, God is good and we can use this situation for His glory.

Please pray for me and my husband as we are going through this. All I know is that today I'm pregnant and tomorrow we will find out our levels.


Leah said...

it sounds like it was a miracle that you were able to get pregnant on your own regardless. you are so lucky to have such a strong faith, you know that this situation is out of your hands. God is in control and whatever the outcome, you will be stronger.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news! Pardon my French, but your doctor sounds like a jackass. Don't let him suck the joy out of this. It can definitely be frustrating early on when you can't see anything. What was your HCG beta from your first draw?

Keeping you in my prayers!

Amber in South Carolina said...

You're in my prayers! I hope your new doctor has a MUCH better bedside manner!


I am so happy for you!! tears sprang to my eyes!! Go to this new doctor DO NOT let anyone speak ill over you.. you will have this baby. YOU & the baby will be healthy!! Read as much as you can on what he said.. do your own research!! Take it easy & don't stress!!! I'm SOOOOOO happy for you!!!!! <3, Amy

Bridgett said...

Congratulations!!!! T&Ps for sure!!

Alyssa said...

I am so very happy for you and your husband! You'll definitely be in my prayers! Keep your head up, I have faith! :)

Take a Walk w Me said...

Praying for you! No matter what happens it is a great sign you were able to get this far in the first place :)

Lindsay said...

1st off CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could not be happier for you and your growing family. Wow- such wonderful, exciting news.

2nd what an ass of a Doctor. I have been around this block a time or two and numbers have a range. I feel honest to God pissed at the lack of human concern for this precious growing life.

3rd- How can he suggest a D&C for something that is still thriving?! I mean it's not ectopic or molar. It's growing. I couldn't see a heat beat until 7 weeks 1 day.

I WILL keep you in my prayers. I hope the best possible outcome for you guys. This is the best news. Congrats!

Breanna said...

Okay - first of all, CONGRATULATIONS! :) I am so happy for you! Second of all (I just caught up on your posts) and I am so glad you switched OBs! I can't believe your OB acted like that...so unprofessional. I am elated for you, sweetie! <3 Sending lots of prayers!