Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Test #4

I had another blood test yesterday and unfortunately, it didn't go as well as we had hoped. My hcg level did increase, however, only to 148...not even double from Friday. I received a call from Dr. Jarrett in the afternoon. He wasn't sure if the pregnancy was in my uterus or tube, and the only way to tell was to do surgery which he didn't want to do (it was still too small to see on an ultrasound). So, he had me get two shots of Metheltrexate which makes your body absorb the pregnancy. This was his plan because if the pregnancy was in a tube, it could have gotten larger, caused the tube to rupture and then I would be having surgery to remove it. Like Dr. Jarrett said, the silver lining is the fact that we were able to get pregnant. Now, hopefully it happens again the next time we are able to do the IUI (we have to wait two months due to the medication).

We are very sad right now, but know that God is in control. He has a plan that is much greater than ours....we just hope it includes a biological child for us!

Thank you all for thinking of us and praying for us! We truly appreciate it.


Jamie said...

Oh Amber, I am so sorry. Nothing is worse than experiencing this - especially after how hard you've been trying to become pregnant.

My first pregnancy was an ectopic that nearly killed me. I was bleeding internally and had to have a c-section to remove one of my tubes. It's what made me totally infertile. I tell you this because I want you to know that you did the right thing by having the meth shots. My doctor didn't provide that as an option and it almost cost me my life.

Hang in there. I know this is an awful time for you, but it will get better.


I Believe in Miracles said...

Oh Amber - I am so sorry to hear this.

Tonya said...

Amber my heart is so sad right now. I'm surprised that they couldn't see what is going on in an ultrasound. Praying for you.

Alex and Jill said...


I am so sorry to hear this...I can imagine the sadness you are guys are feeling.

You guys will be in my prayers as you continue to heal physically as well as emotionally.


debbie said...

Amber, I am very very sorry to hear this.

Nikki said...


I'm here from Nity's blog. I wanted to reach out and tell you I had the exact same thing happen to me in June of this year. My beta did double, but at the first ultrasound they couldn't find anything. By beta had plateaued and I too had to take the Methotrexate shot.

I'm sorry you're having to go through this pain right now. Big hugs to you. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.

CTagsGirl said...

Awwww...Amber. I'm visiting via Nity's blog and wanted to let you know you've been in my thoughts and prayers this week. I'm so sad that you and Jason have to endure this turmoil right now. But, you are righ...God's plans are PERFECT. Even if it's hard for us to see at times. *hugs*

A Decade of BFNs said...

I know you posted this a while back, but I did want to say that I am sorry for your loss. I do hope you get a nice sticky bean on your next IUI try.

Jon and Tiffany said...

We're praying for you guys, Amber!!
It's all in God's timeing.