Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What a relief!!

So my appointment ended up getting delayed because of this stupid snow so my anxiety had a chance to ruminate for an additional four hours. They came in and drew my blood and warned me if my HCG level didn't quite double it was okay as it hasn't been a full 48 hours and HCG levels should double every 48-72 hours. After they were done they brought in a training kit to show me how to inject the Lovenox, which is a blood thinner similar to Heparin. As soon as they took the needle out and told me that I had to give myself an injection every night in my stomach, I became extremely lightheaded and nauseous. I must have turned white (or green) as the nurse grabbed my arm and asked me if I was okay. I had a hard time responding as there was very loud ringing in my ears and my vision was quite spotty. I finally came to it and realized that the room was now full of staff! I can't believe that I actually blacked out. The only response I had was "what the hell!" After bringing me in something to drink I felt better and I went on my way. About 2pm I received a phone call and the nurse asked me if I was sitting down, so now I am freaking out. She informed me that my HCG more than tripled with the value being 303.2 and my progesterone went up from 25 to over 30. She told my numbers were phenomenal. I am so happy, and a bit relieved.

Tomorrow I have my first IVIG infusion at 9am. I am pretty nervous. They told me to bring in a book or magazines as it is a very slow, and boring process. Despite this wonderful news, I am very excited that I am having my first ultrasound on Monday!

We are still very early in the pregnancy and anything can still happen but I am feeling quite positive that we will be having a baby at the end of October, beginning of November. Once I hold my baby in my arms, everything that I have endured will be worth it.

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