[i]I received this email today:[/i]
I'm Suzanne at the Misdiagnosed boards, but I've not been around in a while as I was busy fighting Hyperemesis Gravidarum and postpartum issues with my healthy fullterm son. I thought my story would be encouraging to others.
After three miscarried babies, I found myself pregnant a fifth time and certain I would be burying another child. My new doctor calculated me to be 5 weeks LMP and made me promise not to panic if he did a u/s and we didn't see much on the screen. I agreed...We saw a gestational sac, yolk sac, and no fetal pole, nothing. Even at 5 1/2 weeks, a fetal pole should have been showing.
My doctor is cautious in these matters of life and has patients wait for multiple confirmations of loss before suggesting surgery or other options, and he was no different with me, just quieter in his words given my history and grief. "We'll wait and see what happens at the hospital. Make an appointment for two weeks from now."
My pregnancy was not actually diagnosed as an threatened or pending miscarriage since I was only thought to be five weeks, but there is little doubt those words would have been appropriate had we know I was actually 7 1/2 weeks pregnant. Neither of us were encouraged by the first ultrasound, and we both quietly expected a demise or blighted ovum.
Well, two weeks later at the hospital, I was 9 weeks 4 days pregnant with a very active, perfectly formed baby. Jack is now 9 months. Had doc and I known I was actually 7, nearly 8, weeks pregnant at that first u/s where we saw NOTHING, there is NO doubt he would have spoken the words that we kept to ourselves.
There really is no explanation as to how a 7 1/2 week old baby could hide himself so completely from the u/s, but I am happy to say that he was indeed just a great hider. (Did the same thing at 19 weeks when no heartbeat could be found, and I was thought to be miscarrying again.)
Here is my sweet boy: http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i234/ ... 940715.jpg
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I thought you might want to consider this for your misdiagnosed stories.
Thank you for the boards and all you do.