Showing posts with label hospital. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hospital. Show all posts

Monday, November 11, 2013

My 2WW

2WW= Two Week Wait

Well- To say that this is the hardest of all... Is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!

It is pure HELL! Wondering if the embryos implanted or NOT!
You are afraid to sneeze!
I took a lot of pregnancy tests! None of them showed up as POSITIVE so I was pretty sure that I was out!
It became a ritual! Every morning I would take a PG test! I am almost ashamed to say that sometimes, I took two!
Once I started to prepare myself for the WORST case scenario, which is NOT PREGNANT... Time started to fly by! 

FAST FORWARD: I started having a strange mucus on 7 Nov... But I really didn't think much of it because... every where that I read said that CM (Cervical Mucus) was very normal... But I started bleeding a bit the next day. My clinic is closed on Friday so I just tried to take it easy and spent the evening with my husband since it was our Anniversary (Follow on Post pending!)
The next morning... The bleeding was worse, My husband called my clinic and they said that I needed to get into the ER ASAP!
So- I called a TAXI and off to the hospital. When I got there I spoke to the doctor on call and she said that I was 11 days past transfer so she was going to give me a pregnancy test, if it is positive, I will be admitted.
I got my blood took... And I sat in silence for an hour... Just waiting. The LAB advised me that my results were ready. I took my paper with a control number to the desk and they printed my results. I asked, "Is it Yes or No?" They told me that the doctor would be with me soon. Another 10 minutes of waiting.... 
I walked in and the doctor told me that I would be admitted for Pregnancy Support... Wait, Hold on...
I AM PREGNANT??? I was in SHOCK!
She told me that though it was a bit early to test, anything over 6 is pregnant... And I was 19!

I texted my husband and gave him the news.

I got to my room... I got two injections and an IV... I had to continue taking my Endometrim and Folic Acid...

The bleeding didn't stop... They said in 48 hours they would take my blood again to see if my HCG doubled or not.

My husband stayed by my side the whole time! THANK YOU HUBZ! He spent 2 nights in the hospital bed with me!

Fast Forward: 11 Nov 2013... At around 0730 the nurse came and took my blood.
About an hour later 3 doctors and 2 nurses walked into my room.
I was told that my numbers dropped significantly and that I was loosing the baby/babies. She told me that she would discharge me...
The lady was just so FRANK about it... I just said, "Ok"
When they left the room... I burst into tears... 
I couldn't believe it! I was pregnant... Now... I am not.
A Chemical Pregnancy... That is the term for an EARLY miscarriage... Early being, before a heart rate is found. (I was 4 weeks and 4 days)
I dreaded calling Gustavo. I didn't want him to be upset at work... But he was the only person that I had to call... And I did.
How am I feeling?
-I feel like my body betrayed me... Like it expelled our babies... I started wondering what I could have done different... What will we do next? Was I too stressed?

On a positive note, I spoke to my American friend and she did in fact get pregnant too! I am so excited for her! I did not get news from my Kuwaiti friend from my clinic, but I am sure I will tomorrow!

For the people who I did tell and talk to about this... They ask, "What are you going to do now?"
Ummm, We don't know. I have to give my body time to heal and I have to prepare myself mentally as well! We have vacation coming up and we have to close on our house... So, making our baby is on a back burner for the moment! We have a lot of things to take care of.

Gustavo has been the best support EVER and it makes me love him more and more!
Also- Karina... She came and laid in bed with me... Visited with me... Helped with the kids! Gracias 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Leggo my Eggos

Here is a run down on my Egg Retrieval.


video

We woke up at 0700 to take a couple of pills that are supposed to help with nausea!
We got to the doctor around 0820 and had to fill out a couple papers and what not.
Then I was told to go and sit in an L shaped room. I was told to remove my clothes and put on a gown. I am not modest (Thank You US Army) but the Arab women in there with me, surely were. I felt a bit out of place.
I was the 3rd person up. I was told to tinkle... Then I went into the retrieval room. A man stuck his head thru a window and said, "Amber"... I said, "Yes Sir" I was laying down and then given meds. I also had oxygen or gas over my face. I clearly was having a hard time falling to sleep because everyone was looking at me and waiting. This time I actually got to see the doctor.
I woke up in a LOT of pain. I was moved to my room and Gustavo was there waiting for me. (Thank You Baby!!!) I was having a lot of pain. Gustavo had a nurse come and give me some pain shot. It really didn't help though. I felt like I was going to vomit, and I did. Many times! (I hate Propofol!)
The doctor came and told me that they got 27 eggs! 15 from one ovary and 12 from another!!!
(I think that was a GREAT number!!!) No wonder I was in so much pain! I was given Endometrin to take 3 times a day and Folic Acid as well. (Endometrin is a vaginal tablet!)
I have to take them at 6, 2 and 10! Daily! I am not sure how long I will have to take them!
 I was anxious to leave so I went with Gustavo to give his sample. When I got to that office, I got sick again.
We finally got in the car! Gustavo got me 7 UP and then HOMEWARD bound. We left around 1230.
 I ate some saltine crackers and drank 7 Up! Now I feel a lot better.
If I get pregnant...
Our due date will be 17 JULY 2014
If we get TWINS: 25 JUNE 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Trkk5MFELI
(We did our FIRST VLOG!!!)


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 18th 2013- Hysteroscopy


What a day! I took 2 pills at 0700... And then to the doctor at 0800. Me and Karina sat there until 0830 when they assigned me a room...
***Make sure you shave ANYTIME you are about to go and get a procedure done!*** (I learned that the HARD way this morning... I met a razor with only 2 blades, I didm't know that they still made those!!!) 
The nurse was RUSHING me... Then I get to the surgery floor... And they said that there was a couple of emergencies.... So... Back to my room. I went back around 1115. They had me staged with two other women... They took me first though!:) Once in the operating room... They positioned me on a special bed where the end of the bed comes off. They had me put my legs up around a black pole on each side and then my feet into stirrups. I promise I felt like an ANIMAL at this very moment. Finally they covered me up as I was out in the open for all 20 people in there to see my... "PocketBook"! I looked over to my right side and saw the man who was going to put me to sleep. He gave me Propofol. It looked like Milk! Within 15-30 seconds... I was KNOCKED OUT! I woke up in the recovery room. I was taken back to my room. I looked down at my "PocketBook" and saw that there was Iodine all over down there. So I went to the bathroom to clean myself up. I drank a little bit and then waited for the doctor to come in. Once she did... She gave me medicine (antibiotics to avoid infection) I was given Flagyl 400 mg, Doxycycline 100 mg, Flucozal 150 mg and Warimazol Vag 200 mg (That is a tablet that I have to insert into my "Pocketbook" for 3 days.) 
Karina came and picked me up and we went to grab something to eat. I was about 1330 by then. When she pulled up to my villa, I told her my head hurt and I felt like I would be sick...
Oh My GAWDDD!!! I threw up everything that I ate... AND some. It was so painful! I just kept heaving! Not the best experience! I couldn't stop and my head was killing me! Talking was painful! And I was shaking cold!!! I felt like I was freezing!
I finally fell asleep and then I was up at 1700 to go back to the doctor. I took Mims with me and I didn't have to wait long. Although I know there was a LOT of people that were there before me! (Thank you!!!) I spoke to the doctor. He gave me a prescription for my injections and for folic acid. I asked him what were my statistics of getting pregnant now that he has had a look... He said 60%! I think that is good! As long as it keeps rising!
I got my prescriptions and then came back up to get my first injection. It was not so bad. I have to take one injection for 21 days in my arms. Alternate arms everyday. So I have a LOT of medicine to take for the next week... And then injections. I have to go back after my period starts. The second day of my period, that will be the NEXT STEP!
Thanks Karina!!! I appreciate having our GIRL time and you taking care of me today!!! 
Here are a couple of pictures that I took today!







Monday, September 10, 2012

Allyana is HERE!!!

Reggie and Amber welcomed their sweet babygirl into the World yesterday!

Birthdate: 09-09-12
Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz.
Length: 20 in
Here is the Lil Angel!!!!

 Doesn't she look like a little Eskimo Baby?
 She is SO SMALL!
 Mary Ann and Allyana!!!
 Cheeks
 She was being lazy! Open your eyes Pumpkin!
 "Lady- Leave me alone!!!"
 Sleeping
 Amber, Amber and Ally!
 Amber, Amber and Ally AGAIN!
Mommy and Baby!
I went straight from work to see them! I picked up the Nanny and off to the hospital! I made it to the hospital off of my iPhone Map!!! YAY!
Go Amber!
GUSTAVO- You asked me what I want for my Birthday... Can I have one of these? But a BOY!?