3/14/2008

And it just keeps on commin'...

No, it does not get better! If this month doesn't end soon, I may go crazy!

I took Super O! to the doctor on Wednesday morning because she was up most of the night coughing so hard she was throwing up. The worst part is she was throwing up huge chunks of phlegm. She gets bronchitis a few times a winter, but this was different. How did I know it was different? Well, first of all, she had no fever. She ALWAYS gets a fever when she has her cough. No fever = something is different. The doctor heard some wheezing in her chest, so he opted for an x-ray and low and behold, she has a touch of pneumonia in the lower part of both of her lungs. I told you something was different!

She's on strong antibiotics and slept through the night. Today, she's at home with Super Nini! so I can save at least a few vacation/sick days for the rest of the year.

Someone let me know when March is over. I really want to get off this ride!

3/10/2008

Pin Cushion

So, now it turns out that I'm not having your run-of-the-mill miscarriage. I have an ectopic pregnancy. My hCG levels have risen a bit since last week and I'm having sharp pains in my abdomen. I went to the doctor, she did an exam and that's the diagnosis. I had to have another set of blood work drawn (that's twice today!) and I had two shots in my ass! The medicine I had injected is called methotrexate. Basically it inhibits the growth of the placental cells in my fallopian tube. It's a very common treatment for ectopic pregnancies and it usually works. As a last resort, I may have to have minor surgery to remove the tissues. I really hope this medicine works!

Anyway, I've had the shittiest couple of weeks in my life. Please tell me it gets better than this!

3/05/2008

Sad Super Family...

I haven't posted in a while, but there's a good reason. I'm ready to tell you now...

Last weekend, we found out I'm pregnant. Before you congratulate me, let me finish the story. I took the test on Saturday (2/23) and for the next 3 days we were in heaven! We had decided to start trying in December, so we were extremely happy when it only took a few months. From our estimations, I was about 5 weeks along.

Then I woke up at 2am on Wednesday with cramps...cramps like I hadn't had in years...cramps like the ones you have before you go on the pill. I freaked out and ran to the bathroom and low and behold, I was spotting. I woke The Farmer up and told him what was going on. We were both scared. I called the doctor first thing in the morning and was told that this is relatively normal. I was told to take it easy and stop at the hospital for a blood test on my way to work the next morning. I had the test on Thursday and was told that my hCG levels were normal. Of course, I was still spotting and nothing they said could make me feel better. They decided to repeat the blood test on Monday and told me to take it easy for the next few days and see what happens.

I had a repeat test on Monday and the news was not good. My level should have doubled or tripled, but it had only gone up a few points. The doctor strongly felt I was starting to miscarry and I prepared for the worst.

I had another test this morning and my levels have dropped significantly. So, I'm definitely miscarrying. The good news (if there is such a thing as good news with a miscarriage) is that the doctor feels it was a chemical pregnancy due to a blighted ovum and there's no reason to think we can't successfully try again.

Why am I telling you this? Well, it actually helps me to "put it down on paper". Additionally, I don't know anyone who's gone through this. I know a few men who's wives have gone through it, but I don't know the wives well enough to talk to them. So, if you've gone through a miscarriage and don't mind sharing your story, I'd love to hear it. Leave me a comment, or if you don't feel comfortable doing that, email me at orkmommy@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening!