Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ER Visit

I will start this off by saying that I have never been to the ER (well, except when I was ready to deliver Drake), and I have a pretty high pain tolerance. But, about 2am on Monday morning, I woke up with the most severe abdominal pain. It was so bad that I crawled down the stairs when we decided we were heading to the hospital. We got to the emergency room about 2:30am and they took some vitals, bloodwork, did a pelvic exam and finally an ultrasound. Then, we waited...and waited...and waited. They finally came in about 6:30 with the results. My hcg level was 15,009 (doubling time of 51 hours from our draw last Monday) and the ultrasound showed a gestational sac measuring 5 weeks 2 days. Based on my LMP, I was 6 weeks 2 days, but I know this is pretty common.

I went home with instructions for bedrest until I could follow up with my doctor. At my follow up visit to my doctor yesterday afternoon, we just talked about what happened. I was hoping she would schedule an ultrasound for next week, but she wanted to wait two more weeks when I already have an appointment scheduled. So, wait I will... and try to be patient and think positive. :-)

6 comments:

Dave and Elaine said...

Wow, Amber. I am so sorry you had to go through that and now still have to wait 2 weeks for a sono!! Praying for you and baby!

katery said...

so weird, glad you are ok and hope you are feeling better.

Mel said...

I'm so sorry, Amber! ER visits are NEVER, EVER fun...and even moreso when you're left without a concrete answer about why you're having symptoms. Praying for you and that precious little babe. *hugs*

Now put those feet up and REST! :)

Mel said...

P.S. I forgot to tell you how much I loved the bathtub message you left for your hubby. (The look on Drake's face was equally as priceless) I laughed so hard at the "brothek"...you are one creative gal!

twondra said...

Oh, man, I'm so sorry!! I'll definitely be praying for you sweetie. Keep us posted for sure. ((HUGS))

Ashley said...

Omg! I've been so busy I just read that you were pg!!! I am praying that all goes well!!!! Congrats!!!