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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Saw Kathleen today. She did more bloodwork (26 vials total now in 11 days) and an ultrasound. She said that since my levels were so low on Friday night, and since I passed the baby itself and my pain and blood levels were so high, she is not assuming I will need surgery. But I have to keep having my bloodwork tested weekly until it goes down to zero. If I have significantly increased pain or bleeding, or a fever of higher than 101 in the meantime, I'm supposed to go to ER. Otherwise, I have to keep up all pregnancy restrictions until my level goes back down to zero, but I am fine to travel this weekend. They did the autopsy and the baby was a girl, aged at 7 weeks 2 days. They found nothing specifically wrong with her, but at that early age, they rarely do. She also tested my blood for two specific causes of miscarriage on my part. Said they rarely, if ever, come back positive, but it is the only two things they can actually test for so they are. Those results will take 1-2 weeks. When we get those results, she will give me a referral to a fertility/prenatal specialist who will then discuss options with me for when/if we try again and what to do when/if we get pregnant again. She asked if I wanted happy pills and I told her I didn't know, I had never had happy pills but I was pretty sure that with a problematic two year old, a missing husband and a dead baby, the pills weren't going to make me happy. She told me to call her if I wanted them.