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Postby Carol » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:03 am

This was my original post in Introduce Yourself

I have been lurking on this site for a little over week now. This is going to be a long post so I hope I don't lose anyone. I'll start by introducing myself and telling you a little about me. I am 35, DH is 29. We have been married for almost 3 yrs. I have PCOS and Insulin Resistance. I have been seeing a RE for over 5 yrs. I have no children and neither does DH. In March I switched RE's due to many factors. I am going through what appears to be loss number 5. I had an early m/c in Aug 03, an ectopic in Jan 04, a loss at 7w2d Aug 04 and another ectopic in Nov 04. The new RE ran some RPL studies and found out that I tested positive for the MTHFR gene. He started me on high dose Folic Acid and Lovenox if I were to get pg. I had my IUI on Apr 24 and tested positive on May 5. My betas started out very low (13 at 11 dpo) but continued to double properly so I was started on the Lovenox. I had an u/s at 5w1d due to previous ectopics and the sac was een in the proper place. I spotted a little after that u/s but figured that it was due to the u/s as I have read that sometimes happens. Well, it happened 2 days later and it worried me due to my history. Then on 5/22, I had a sudden gush of blood but no cramping. Once I wiped a couple of times, it was gone and never happened again. I was so worried so they moved my u/s to 5/23, 2 days earlier than regularly scheduled. I was 6w1d. The u/s showed a small fetal pole and the dr said to come back on Friday 5/27. When he did the u/s on Friday there was nothing in the sac, nada, zip. He decided to have me return today, 5/31 to repeat the u/s. Well, today there was definately something there but no cardiac activity, I am 7w2d. He said that if I don't choose to have the D&C, if I don't pass it within 2 weeks that I will have to return and have the D&C due to the risks. He told me to stop the Lovenox and progesterone suppositories. For some reason I am scared to do so. The nurse and I talked briefly about having a D&C. She said I could go ahead and schedule the D&C and have another u/s before we do it. I am so hestitant to do it for so many reasons. I do want to do it so that he can test the baby for chromosonal issues. My last D&C was absolutely horrible. The dr didn't get the embryo and didn't tell me. I also had retained placenta. Two days after the D&C, I had contractions for 5 hrs and passed the baby the next morning. I had horrible cramping and bled heavily for 3 weeks straight. The RE has not said anything in regards to having a tilted uterus but the old RE said something like my uterus goes up and down. I am pretty overweight.
The stories here want to make me have some hope, but I don't want to get my hopes up to only have them crushed once again. Is my situation hopeless or should I hold out a little longer? My fear of stopping the meds is that that may cause the baby to die if there still is a chance.

UPDATED: I scheduled a D&C for Tuesday June 6. I told the nurse that I wanted another u/s before the procedure, so they decided I would have one on Monday and then have the pre-op physical. The dr started doing the u/s and said things were starting to fall apart already and that things were definately getting bigger in there. I thought I seen something flickering when he was moving it around and then all of the sudden he found it and shouted "there it is". The whole room burst into relief! I should have been 8w1d at this time and the u/s measured at 6w6d. I am not out of the woods yet and the dr still seems concerned. I return on Monday the 13 for another u/s and then I will be released to the Maternal-Fetal specialist.

This site helped me get through those tough days and put a little hope into my heart! :thumbsup: In the past, things never worked out for the best but I am extremely thankful that it did this time!

Miracles can and do happen, especially when we least expect it! :pray:
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Postby Kay » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:11 am

Carol, thank you so much for sharing your story. I am just so happy for you and will have to break out the smilies again

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Really that is the purpose of the site. Although we love having those misdiagnosed babies found, we want women to know that they can be 100% certain of miscarriage before termininating a pregnancy. Too many questionable miscarriages have ended because women were pushed to end them. Miscarriage is difficult enough without having the 'what ifs' hanging over you. And, sometimes we are blessed enough to see that our miscarriages were misdiagnosed.

I look forward to updates and will keep you and that little one of yours in my prayers.

Kay :heart:
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Postby Bambi » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:12 am

I am glad you didn't get that D&C!! Miracle's do happen! I pray that you get yor miracle!! :pray:


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Her first tooth popped through on Mothers Day!! :D
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Postby rosa » Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:28 pm

I'am so happy for you carol I wish you all the luck of the world Everything will go fine and I'am happy you found this web-site. Stories like yours make alot of women to have hope. Thank you for sharing your strory with us. :rofl:
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Postby 4evamyangel » Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:03 pm

YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What wonderful news!!! I'm so happy for you!!! :yay: :biggrin: :yay: (wait, I have to add my bananas)
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Keep us posted!!! So very happy for your miracle!!!! :joytears:

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Postby Mom In Waiting » Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:39 am

What a great story!!! I am so glad you waited !!! Your lil one is a fighter! What a miracle story! You will be in my prayers for more good news to come! Hugs and blessings, Cyndi :heart:
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Postby Lovinmom » Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:05 am

I just love stories like this. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I know that this story will encourage others. Sending hugs of joy!

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3 angel babies in Christ's loving arms/ one possible misdiagnosis
47 yr. mom to boy twins 5 yrs., dd 18 yr. and 9 yr. Baby Michael Josiah born 6/23/08
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Postby daisy15767 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:00 am

WOW What a wonderful story...I'm so happy everything has turned out good, I will keep you in my prayers that everything continues to go good for you...

Congrats to you

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