So yesterday I woke up from a nap and noticed that I was spotting. I have spotted previously but this was much more. I did not panic. I didn't even worry really. I just relaxed and put my feet up for the rest of the evening. As I was preparing for bed last night I noticed a clot. Now I was worried! I told dh that a trip to the ER was in order. He panicked! So I had to calm him down and tell him to drive carefully. Glad that I could help him relax!! ;-) They got me right in and did some blood work. My HCG was 80,000 which the doctor assured me was fine for how far along I am. What they did not know is that I am not a novice and I know the "normal range" but that that is not enough to determine how my baby is doing. If my HCG was 70,000 yesterday then 80,000 is not good. Or if it was 90,000 yesterday then 80,000 is still not good. My OB is having it retested on Monday to make sure that it is doubling.
The ER doc also said that my cervix was closed. This was good news, but still not enough to determine that the baby was okay. I know that there is also something called a "missed miscarriage". I wanted an ultrasound but they could not do one at night as they do not have a tech there. So my trip was basically a waste of my time. I left with a diagnosis of "threatened abortion" (hate that term) and instructions to call my OB the next day.
I called my OB at 9 am and from there it was a flurry of activity. He was very concerned about the bleeding and ordered an ultrasound at the hospital's perinatal unit ASAP. I had one hour to get there! Thankfully there was a good, strong heartbeat! But there was also a bleed though it was healing. I did not like seeing the bleed, but was glad that there was an explanation for the bleeding. So that was very good news and the perinatologist told me that I had a 95% chance of carrying the baby and that made me very happy!!!
My OB contacted my RE and the discussed what to do with my continued spotting. They decided to take me off the progesterone suppositories and switch me to the PIO injections. I had to go to 2 different pharmacies to get it filled and then had to take it to my OB's office for instruction. I was almost hyperventilating over the PIO injections, but they were painless! Paying for them hurt more than the injection!!! Insurance does not cover the cost of it. Crazy!!
So that should catch you up to speed on my crazy day!! I have decided that this kid will be grounded for the first 6 months for putting me through all of this!!! ;-)