For two days last week I was happy. It seemed our latest and last IVF cycle had worked. And it had been a promising cycle from the start.
They retrieved 8 eggs from one ovary (I was a little ticked that after getting cut last fall they still couldn't get to my left ovary when it was time for egg retrieval). Six of them fertilized and made it to blastocyst stage. I had a 5-day transfer of two blasts. Two made it to freeze.
We went away for my birthday. I avoided caffeine, soft cheeses, raw seafood, lunch meat and alcohol, exercised in moderation, got lots of rest and took all my meds.
On Tuesday, April 27, I got the news -- my HCG level was 335! There was a baby in my belly! Anything greater than 50 is good but 335 was a great number.
Then they checked it on Thursday. 469. Good, but, it should have doubled in 48 hours. They tell me to come in on Saturday for another test. 699. Still increasing but not at the rate it should be. Come back on Monday.
I go in yesterday and it's 790. Yes, another increase, but by now it should be more than 1,000. They think it's an ectopic pregnancy and tell me to come back tomorrow for more tests, and a sonogram.
This morning I go in and Mr. SLS comes with me. They take my blood, and do the sonogram. They can see little blurs here and there, but nothing that is distinctively a sac.
About 15 mins ago I got a call from my doc. My HCG level dropped. 750. It's an ectopic pregnancy. They won't give me a shot yet to help make sure it goes away as they want it to happen naturally and believe it will, since my HCG levels are dropping. I go back on Thursday for them to check again and if my HCG rises, they will give me the shot.
So here we are. Or, there we were.
P.S. This is just one of the problems referenced in yesterday's post.