I know many people have been wondering what has been going on and what the end results are so I thought I would write a note so I only have to explain it once.
Last weekend I started not feeling well. I didn’t think much of it until I was feeling worse and all the symptoms pointed to pregnancy. On Tuesday, I decided to take a home pregnancy test (HPT) and it was positive. I wanted to take a blood test to double check that I was really pregnant. Since my regular Dr. is on base, I had to go there to get blood taken. I waited until Jon got home for lunch and we went to take the blood test. A few minutes after we got home, I realized I had started bleeding. I was immediately so upset, because I couldn’t imagine why I would be bleeding. I called a few people who would know what to do and they said to wait it out because bleeding isn’t always bad. Also, the base would not give us the results from the blood test yet, so I wasn’t totally positive I was pregnant, even thought the HPT was positive.
On Wednesday, I was still bleeding and I was getting restless wondering what I was supposed to do. The base still had not called with my results and so I asked Jon to call and tell them what was going on so they would give us the results. Within 2 minutes someone called me and told me my blood test was positive but I needed to go to the emergency home since I was bleeding. We tried calling around to tricare to see if I could just go to the OB instead, since they could run the same tests the emergency room could, but the base and tricare would not let us. So we went to the Emergency room where they took more blood, and I had two ultrasounds. I spent pretty much all day there, and when we finally got the results, they said it was too early to see anything or to tell what had happened. They told me I was only 4 weeks pregnant and that was too early to see anything in either ultrasound. The blood test came back with my HCG level at 16.8, which is low, but they said it still didn’t mean anything. The doctor left me with the diagnosis of a threatened miscarriage. Which means I could have lost the baby already, I still could lose the baby, or I may stop bleeding and go on to have a normal pregnancy. Basically it was a 50-50 chance. He put me on pelvic rest, and said I needed to take another blood test to see if my HCG levels were going up or down, that was the only way to tell what was happening.
On Thursday, I went to the base again to get a blood test, and we called in a referral so that I was able to go to my OB when we got the results. The base told us that we would get the results that afternoon, and there was nothing, we went over 3 times because they would not tell us over the phone if the results were in yet. Finally they said they would get them on Friday. Friday came and nothing still, Jon did everything he could, but they finally said they had made a mistake and we would not get them until Monday. We called to see if the OB had my referral so we would not have to wait all weekend to get results, but nothing, they would not see me without it.
Yesterday (Monday), we called the base and they told us they had made a mistake and we would not get the results for another 4 days – Friday. I was so upset to still have to wait not knowing either way, so Jon made some phone calls to find out where my referral was and try to get me in to see the OB. Well, come to find out the computers wherever my referral was had been broken, and so the referral hadn’t even been approved yet. Jon made some more phone calls and I was in and able to see the OB that afternoon. We went over, but all she could do is send me to the hospital for another blood test, for same-day results. She said she would call me as soon as she got the results.
After the blood test and several hours later she said that my levels were completely gone and I had lost the baby. Thank you all for your prayers and continued encouragement. Right now I am still trying to understand why I went through this and why I it had to be this hard to get results and why I couldn’t have just found out last week instead of made to wonder, but I am ok. Right now we are taking a week off and are at my in-laws house. I am thankful that the military was able to give Jon off to stay with me all through the waiting and hospital visits. And I am thankful for everyone who has been praying, we appreciate it so much.