They’ve been monitoring my HCG levels closely over the last few weeks after my first dose of Methotrexate for my ectopic pregnancy on September 15th (I’ve literally had 2-3 blood draw’s per week for the past 9 weeks). My levels have been dropping slowly, but dropping steadily so there wasn’t a problem until now. Well, it seems I’ve hit a plateau. Monday’s HCG level was 255 and today’s level was 224…..so my RE thinks it’s time to go ahead with another round of Methotrexate.
We’ve been trying to avoid another dose, but he said even in cases like mine that are nearing the end he’s seen things turn ugly and patients require emergency surgery at the last minute. At all costs we want to avoid having to operate on my tube, so he thinks the safest option at this point is to do another shot of Methotrexate. So that’s what we’re going to do, I’m going to head into my RE’s office first thing tomorrow morning and get my orders then head to the ER (my RE’s office is located inside the hospital) for my second dose.
I’m just ready for this to be over so I can move on….still having to do blood draws 2-3 times a week has been so draining on me, I’m just ready for it to be finished.
I hope this does the trick! Another thing this does is reset the clock on being able to TTC again (if that’s how we proceed after our break). 😦