Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm Still Alive

I'm back home and back at work. I had the D&C last Monday and went home with Mom after the surgery. Everything went well. I had some blood pressure problems but they got it under control in a fairly short time. Christmas was good. I, of course, lost it on Christmas Eve. Luckily only Mom and Burt were there. Christmas Day was better. Everyday has gotten easier. Dr. Connell called me Sunday night and said my pathology report came back but it didn't show anything. I will go back for my Post-Op on Monday and I guess go back to Dr. Isaacs from there. Dr. Kutteh called and said to start the heparin the day of the IUI next time.

Other than that - I'm just sewing away. That is all I did before Christmas. I thought I was done but I came home to 3 more big orders. I don't mind though - it's paying off my machine!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

HCG 169

D & C Monday

Aunt Betty is in rehab and doing GREAT!!! Thank you all so much for all of your thoughts and prayers. Please keep them coming.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

HCG 145

I went back to the doctor today to get another beta HCG run. It was supposed to be 0 but it was 145. Not sure what we are dealing with here. We know it is not a viable pregnancy. We just don't know if it is in my uterus or tubes. I will go back on Friday to repeat the HCG and maybe an ultrasound and if I haven't started bleeding or spotting or if my levels haven't gone down then I will have a D&C early next week.

I talked to Dr. Isaacs, Dr. Connell, and Dr. Kutteh today. Dr. Kutteh says that next injectibles/IUI round to start heparin on day of IUI.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

IUI #6 - 17 dpiui - Beta #2


Miscarriage #5

Aunt Betty is much better. I spent the day at the hospital with her. The doctor said that if someone has to have a stroke where she had it is the right place in her brain.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Aunt Betty

My aunt appears to have had a massive stroke. Her brain is still bleeding and now she is having seizures. She has woken up but she doesn't know anyone. They have sedated her again and put her on a ventilator to transfer her to a bigger hospital - in Jackson. Unfortunately, when they got ready to put her on the ambulance the hospital called and said the bed they had for her had been taken by another patient. That was at 2:00 this afternoon. They still haven't transferred her. They are starting to look at other hospitals but are hoping to transfer her on during the night.

Please keep her, my Uncle Mantel, and my entire family in your prayers.

Monday, December 8, 2008

IUI #6 - 15 dpiui - Beta #1

19.5....CRAP!!! Very low...not as low as last time but still very low.

My Mom called tonight. My great-aunt - who with her husband never had any children and therefore treated us like we were their grandchildren - had surgery today to remove pins from her broken arm, had a stroke when she was waking up from surgery and hasn't woken up yet. They did get her awake briefly but she was incoherent. My uncle is all alone at the hospital in Starkville and just called us and it will take 3 hours to get there for any of us so we are all trying to decide what to do. Burt and I want to go right now but with the day we have had, no one really wants us traveling. Please keep my family in your prayers tonight.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

IUI #6 - 10dpiui

HPT negative today so trigger is finally out of my system. Beta is scheduled for Monday. This past Monday my P4 > 20.

I had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving with my family and then Monday night we had ornament exchange at church!! It was so much fun!! So many tears shed over what the past year has brought so many people - blessings and heartaches!!!