Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Joke's On Me (or Hope, Short-lived)

So much for good Karma. Got the message on my voicemail from my nurse that I had "another great rise, beta was 5186, oh and please call and schedule an ultrasound for tomorrow. Congratulations again." WTF?!

First of all, 5186 is most definitely NOT a good rise from 4565 two days ago (I can fucking multiply.) And, coming in for an ultrasound at only 5 weeks. I'm no dummy, that's not normal.
So, I call her back but get a message that she's gone for the rest of the day. So I call the front desk to schedule the appointment. The woman asks why I'm coming in tomorrow. I tell her the nurse told me to. She gets a nurse and my chart and they discuss say it looks fine, they don't know why I should have to come in tomorrow. So, she says she'll have to talk to the Dr. and call me back. She calls a few minutes later to report that the doctor is out tomorrow so can I come Friday, oh and she tells me "everything's great, don't worry." Again I say to myself, WHAT THE FUCK?! "Don't worry" Are they kidding? So, once again I got to be the one to call my husband and deliver bad news. Happy Fucking Wednesday.

Incidentally, Babymed.com had this to say about my hcg rise: "The Two-Day hCG rise was 14% and is considered slower than normal." No kidding!

16 comments:

Shelby said...

Hmmm, that definitely doesn't sound right to me either. I hope you get some answers on friday! This really sucks!

Waiting Amy said...

Wait ... I haven't had the chance to google it yet ... but I remember some others debating about the hCG rise later in pregnancy. I think the doubling every 48 hrs is only informative in the very early stages. I know that my RE only follows it until 2000, and that's when they bring you in to make sure it is intrauterine. The website you used might not make the distinction about when the growth is.

Just a thought, but the usual disclaimers about me not being an expert. Hoping I'm not totally off-base, maybe some others can back me up?

Meghan said...

Just here to drop off some ass-vice. I did so much research on beta levels last week I could probably write up a report. Everything I found indicated that beta levels do level off (like amy said). The website probably doesn't take how far along you are into consideration.

We'll have the Hope for you if you can't manage it right now.

Fertilize Me said...

COming over to wishyou HAppy COngrats a few days late!

Mamma Mia said...

Hope floats, Girlfriend.

I'll hold onto it for now - I have not given up yet. You'll be ready to take it back soon.

And fwiw - maybe I'm not as far removed as I thought...hCG rises *absolutely* slow after about 4 weeks. It can take up to 3.5 days to double in weeks 6-7. See here: http://www.obfocus.com/questions/qanda7.htm

Hope Floats...and if it sinks again we're all here for you. Time for a GW?

Love you - J.

Leah said...

WHAT THE FUCK is right. Good grief, why can't any damn thing about us making babies be easy?

I'm so, so sorry that this is another layer of stress to add in. I will be desperately praying that everything is fine and you get reassuring news on Friday. Until then, I will be holding my breath (intermittently, I don't want to pass out) for you.

Baby Deux? said...

Hold tight...easy for me to say, huh?

I would push the subject and call the nurse to ask her about the beta numbers and why she wants an ultrasound...but I am a paranoid freak like that!

Sending you good thoughts!!!!

dmarie said...

I hope it's what others have said--a leveling. Will be thinking of you on Friday.

chicklet said...

Fuck, I hope they just screwed up your #'s or something. Could it be?

THinking good thoughts for you.

Hez said...

Thinking about you today.

Kristen said...

I'm so sorry about this game they are playing. I appreciate honesty more than anything else. I hate when people treat me like I'm dumb.

I'm sending lots of hugs your way and I'm praying your bean will hang on tight. XOXO

Shelby said...

Thinking about you today!

Leah said...

I hope you were pleasantly surprised at your scan yesterday. I've been obsessively checking your blog for an update -- please post when you get a chance. I've also sent you thousands of prayers and hugs, hope you are feeling them.

Waiting Amy said...

Me too, been checking on you.

Courtney said...

I am late on catching up with things, but I am sending out a ton of positive vibes in your direction, and hope that Friday's appointment gave you some better information.

Kim said...

Ugh, what a mess. I really hope that everything is okay and your beta is just being a little pain in the ass.

:O)