UPDATE!! Yesterday I called the doctor, because I have been waiting for a week for a supposed miscarriage, and nothing has happened. I told them that I could not take this any more. They told me to come in and we would check my HCG levels again, and then go from there. Well, I live in a very remote area, about 4 hours from the doctor's office (kinda scary, huh?), so I got a substitute (I am a teacher) and drove like crazy to make my dr's appt. They took my hormone levels and then said they would call me with the results...I told them that I would be in the waiting room until the levels came back (It was 4 o'clock...do you think they would have called back at 4:30 or whenever the results came back?? I didn't, so I decided to wait them out).
Well, about 30 minutes later, they called me back and said they were going to do a sonogram. I said, "So the level went up, right?" The nurse said they did but the dr. wanted to talk to me about it. I kept bugging her because I wanted to know the level.
Last week it was 34,000...then after 24 hours, it was 36,000. Well, she finally told me that it was 80,000, but the dr was concerned. The dr came in and said that he didn't think 80,000 was enough, because usually hcg levels double in 48 hours, and it has taken my body a week for it to double...he said that he thought some placental tissue was still alive and that is why my body was producing more hcg. Well, he started the sonogram, and WAS SHOCKED!! He said, "And, it looks good. I don't believe this--there is the fetus, and there is the heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!" He said that he could not believe it, and that he had never had a case like this. Then he said that he thought there was a twin that didn't make it.
This website is definitely a Godsend. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. With out you ladies I couldn't have made it through last week.
I am so excited. I really am going to have a baby afterall! :bananas: