I know quite a few of you have been wondering where I am. I didn’t post my usual beta testing day update.
Yesterday, my beta rose to 1022. I found this out while waiting in the ER to be diagnosed as left tubal rupture due to ectopic pregnancy.
I joked with the ER doc that it only took them 5 hours to diagnose what I told them when I walked in the door.
Suddenly at 4pm yesterday, I started experiencing sharp burning pains in my lower abdomen. Let me just say if your tube ever bursts it is NOT comparable to period cramps.
My husband rushed me to the ER. After an hour in radiology, followed by a OB/Gyn consult, they determined that my scans showed evidence of a ruptured tube with blood in the abdomen. Surprisingly, I barely had any blood coming out vaginally.
Because my vitals were stable (and you know the OB had to deliver 3 babies first), I didn’t get in for emergency laparoscopy surgery until 1:30 am.
Surgery was complete and I was out of recovery by 3:30 am.
I’m still in the hospital tonight. Unfortunately, the surgeon did not come in today to update me on the outcome of the surgery. I won’t be discharged until he does. I’m looking forward to finding out what I have left (does that sound bad?) and why the surgery took much longer than he had originally estimated.
My RE and one of the nice nurses from my fertility clinic have been in continuous contact with us.
I’m doing alright emotionally. I had enough people ask me how far along I was last night which sucked knowing that it was never going to go any further. Although, it was comforting to see the sympathetic look in their eyes when they discovered it was my 1st pregnancy. The nurse who took me into the OR cried with me as we went in.
Right now, I’m just in physical discomfort more than anything. I had a wild and crazy adventure on morphine last night. I’ve just been taking half doses today to limit the side effects.
So, this the end of my first pregnancy – an ectopic tubal rupture at 7 weeks, 1 day.
Good-bye my Angel. Momma loves you. Xo