Nov 02, 2014
I'm 6w5d today. I went to my fertility clinic last Thu at 6w2d. My RE is in surgery all day, so I saw the RE who covers her and happens to be the MD who transferred the embryo. The ultrasound confirmed intrauterine pregnancy (Thank God, it's not ectopic!). There was a subchorionic hematoma again near sac. I instinctively asked him whether it's near where placenta implants, but he said he couldn't tell yet. He said the SCH is small, but I lost my last pregnancy to SCH which started small also. And I learned that it isn't the size that matters, but the location. The blood clots need to stay away from placenta.
My RE emailed me Friday afternoon after reviewing my Thursday's scan result, and asked me to follow up with her in 2 weeks. I replied on Saturday with a couple dates for the next appt, and got a reply from her within a couple hours confirming the appt. Wow! Now that really makes me feel special.
Also, I wrote my PCP a note on Friday and told him that I prefer to stay on bed rest and need his note for excusing me from jury duty this Wed. I got an instant reply within hours too with a scanned letter in my email inbox.
Despite two days of bed rest, I am still having sharp pains and cramps. So I emailed my old OB/GYN in Bay Area Sunday midnight. Again, I got a reply 1am on Sunday - he adjusted my Endometrium to 100mg x 3 per day and scheduled to see me Monday morning at 10am for a follow-up scan and intralipid infusion treatment.
UCD MDs are still non-responsive. My MFM cancelled all my appts and told me to wait till my RE confirms viable pregnancy and graduate me. I sent their family medicine department a message requesting release of my latest STAT HCG result. The lab was drawn STAT on Tuesday and result hasn't been released so far (Sunday). Hopefully, once I become an active patient in the OB clinic, they will do better.
Also, saw an Dr. S in UCD pain clinic last week. She's super sweet, offered me referral to acupuncture and pain psychologist.
Halloween was difficult - I stayed in bed all day and took kids out trick-or-treat for about 2 hours. Started cramping after 30 minutes and lasted throughout the night.
Yesterday was my mom's 65th bday party. My stepfather invited everyone to eat out at a buffet place. I started to feel so sick after dinner. It's 3:30am and I still cannot sleep. Thank God my shrink who also works at Kaiser gave me this - http://www.healthjourneys.com/kaiser/download/download_healthyPregnancy.asp. It's so calming and relaxing. Really helps with the sickness.
Hanging in here. As my RE said, it's really tough now but in 2 1/2 weeks, things will be a lot better. All the best blessings to my baby girl~~. Cheers! Love, A.