Beta was 141, which is almost 2.5 times the first results/more than doubling. I was like, "Oh! That's good!" I was surprised to see it work out I guess. They still want to keep a close eye on me, so I'll go in for a third one on Wednesday. I also know they can't see anything on an ultrasound until it reaches a certain threshold, so based on Wednesday's results I'll schedule my first real monitoring session, hopefully.
302 today! I was so nervous and waiting for that call. I'll go in for monitoring on Monday. Unfortunately, my doctor is at the more inconvenient office that day, boo (traffic, city parking, then turning around and driving an hour to work...)
Beta was 1638 which seems ok. Saw a yolk sac. They're saying 5w4d. My progesterone was only at a 10, though, and that's with 1.5 ml of PIO in the morning and crinone 8% at night. I've already increased it from 1 ml to 1.5 ml a few days after transfer and my progesterone was up to 19 on the day of my first beta, so NOW I'm freaking. They want me to add a second crinone every day. *Sigh*
Post by pinkpeony08 on Feb 10, 2020 15:21:06 GMT -5
A yolk sac is a good sign! I'm currently on 2 ml PIO in the morning plus 200 mg progesterone pill taken vaginally - 200 am, 200 afternoon and 400 before bed. I'm told that it's protective and you can't really over do it. I hope they can get yours bumped up quickly!
Okay, not a good update. I’m 6w4d today, which is as far as I got last time, so that’s cool.
I went in for an ultrasound. I had the same tech as last time. She looked and said, “you’re what, about 5 weeks?” And my heart dropped. I’m almost 7. Also, she had my dates right there! She said there was some growth (doubling actually) and could see a fetal pole, but no heartbeat yet. I talked to the doctor after that and said I was concerned that the growth was too slow. He said, “honestly, I’m sorry, but I have to agree with you. We would expect to see a heartbeat by 6w2d at the latest.”
I have another appointment on Thursday. My doctor is really great and honest, but really sympathetic too.
So I might have to schedule a d&c this week. I’ll hope for that over the sudden bleeding/emergency room song and dance.
Also my MIL was in the waiting room because we were driving her to the airport after my appointment. She and H had a chance to talk in the car.
I think I might be done with treatment. I’ve done 5 egg retrievals, 6 transfers (of 7 total embryos, 4 of them PGS normal). We have 5 left (4 PGS normal and 1 unknown). My SIL might look to see if she could be a candidate for gestational surrogacy for us, but even if she does it for free, it’s probably $60k for legal and medical expenses that we’ll need to take out a home equity loan for, so that’s on like a year?
Guess I’ll plan that 10th anniversary trip now since I won’t be giving birth that week.