I had an appointment yesterday for more bloodwork and I briefly met with my RE, since he was on vacation while I was going through my ectopic he just wanted to check in with me. He called me last night with the results from my blood test, and seemed pretty concerned. My HCG had gone up to 2,632. Apparently it’s pretty common for the first blood draw to go up, what’s really important is the drop between day 4 & 7. But he was surprised to have seen it go so much higher, so he scheduled another appointment for me Monday morning. So I have to go back to the hospital on Sunday for more bloodwork, then to another appointment Monday where he’ll do another ultrasound. I guess at that point I may have to have another shot of methotrexate….time will tell.
I still have yet to experience any bleeding or cramping, but I guess that’s because my HCG is still so high. I’ve read it could take up to a month for it to happen, and some women don’t experience it at all…it just gets “reabsorbed” by the body, which seems kind of creepy.
My RE told me to rest a lot this weekend, and if I start having ANY pain to go to the ER immediately….kind of a scary thing to hear. Luckily we don’t have any plans this weekend, and I’m still sick with a cold….so I don’t mind laying around the house all weekend.
Praying hard for a lot of my infertility sisters right now, one in particular Awaiting Autumn. She just went through her first round of IVF and had her beta on Wednesday (12 days past a 5 day transfer) and it was pretty low. I’m just praying that it’s SO MUCH HIGHER today and that she’s not losing her baby. I just don’t understand why these kinds of things happen to such good people. Please pray for my friend.