Friday, June 18, 2010

Night in the ER

Yesterday I was in alot of pain. My LEFT side was aching with a few sharp stabbing pains. So we decided that it would be best to have that looked at, especially since we were told things were looking grim.

I've never been to a hospital in the States before...I was impressed.

The ER doc came in and explained that he went over all of my blood work and ultrasound from yesterday..that they have all that information on their computer that is shared through our provider? He even knew I went to the doctor last week and they said I wasn't pregnant and that I said I WAS and then I had blood work to throw it in their face! ha!

In 4 hours, I had blood test, urine culture, the OB surgeon come explain that if he doesn't see a sac in the uterus tonight, he wanted to do surgery because it was obvious the baby was thriving somewhere, just not sure where and it wasn't safe to wait it I called my mom, told her the news, and got wheeled down to the Ultrasound

The tech did an abdominal one 1st. Uterus was empty, so she focused on the ovaries and located a cyst on each one. She also went over Wednesdays ultrasound where the Tech and Radiologist believes that the large cyst on my right ovary was indeed my gestational sac. Her plan was to do a video with the transvaginal ultrasound, and try and show that it wasn't moving separately, but together as a whole. which would rule out the very RARE 2% ectopic on the ovary.

she slid the transvaginal ultrasound in, and BOOOOOOM! BABY SAC IN UTERUS! beautiful sac measuring right on target with blood flow! She did the video thing, and went back to the sac...She even said she's not suppose to comment, but that it was perfect looking!

Based on my LMP, and the baby's Sac, I am Due Feb 17th, 2011!

The ER doc came back and was so happy for us. He was so worried he was going to be reporting the bad news, especially after he went through yesterdays (Wednesdays) ultrasound...He did say that he wasn't expecting to see a sac, and I was being booked for surgery! Then he joked around asking to see our baby photos. Turns out, all of my ultrasounds are kept on file, so I can go back at anytime and ask for printouts!


  1. YAYYY for seeing the baby's sac in the uterus. CONGRATS again. Gives me hope that it can and will happen for me again hopefully. Rest up you're going to need it. :) Hugs!

  2. Wow..what a roller coaster! Congrats!

  3. I have goosebumps! What wonderful news!

  4. Yes! Congrats. I am so happy this post has a happy ending.

  5. I'm really happy for you! I'm glad things are better :)

  6. You had me scared there for a moment because I had the same problem with pain while I was pregnant my first time...Ended up in emergency as well only to discover that I had a miscarriage as well as 2 very large cycts on my ovary. A happy ending to your post after all...Keep us informed. Best wishes

  7. Omg! I am so happy for you. I seriously have tears in my eyes right now. I have been thinking about you ever since I read your post from the other night, and just spent about 20 mins going through all the blogs I follow bc I couldn't remember the title of yours to check up on you. CONTGRATS! I can't wait to hear all of your pregnancy updates as the months go by!