Well, I am happy to report that I have made it through my first transfusion with nothing but a headache and fatigue. Well, sort of...
Let me start from Wednesday night. I had a total meltdown abut 10pm on Wednesday as it was the first night using Lovenox (injectable blood thinner) and I couldn't seem to get over the fact that I had to stick this inch long needle into my stomach. I almost went to the ER to have a nurse there do it as every time I put the needle up to my stomach I would start violently shaking and sobbing. Needless to say I ended up doing it as I had no choice. Last night went much smoother.
So...after coming home yesterday I was exhausted and laid down for a 3 hour nap. I got up and went to the bathroom and noticed bright pink blood. I immediately freaked out and called the nurse on-call. She said it was probably a mix of the progesterone supplement and the blood thinner but she wanted me to come in this morning to have blood work just in case. When I woke up this morning the bleeding had stopped. When I got to CNY I thought I had to go to the bathroom again but it was a false alarm but I started bleeding again. They assured me not to worry (yeah right!!) and they would call me later with the results. When I got home I thought, yet again, that I had to go to the bathroom and this time I was right but the bleeding got a lot more severe. Again, I freaked out and called CNY immediately. They said that what I was seeing was probably a result of the progesterone building up...they said they see that a lot. Just in case, they have decided to put me on bed rest until my ultrasound on Monday. They did tell me that my HCG again more than doubled bringing it now up to 748. They said that it was excellent! They did say however, that if I am going to miscarry again that there is nothing that can be done (which I already know). They did say that if I was miscarrying that I would have a lot more blood than I do now and I would also be having bad cramps. The only pain I have is gas pains...thank you lovely pregnancy hormones!!
On my ass I will sit all weekend. I am sure that everything is okay but I am afraid to get my hopes up. I will know more on Monday. Who the hell ever said that having a baby was easy!!