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Not Good News - Elizabeth Unexplained
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Not Good News
I just got back from my follow up ultrasound.

I had a bad feeling when my least favorite ultrasound person was doing it, and it sort of went downhill from there. The embryo was measuring fine at 7 weeks 5 days, which is where it should be, but she had trouble finding the heartbeat. She did get a measurable heartbeat, but it was way too slow, in the neighborhood of 40 beats a minute. That's not good for an embryo.

I'm probably going to lose this one. I'm going back for another ultrasound in a week. Unless the tech really screwed up the reading, it's likely that there won't be any heartbeat then. If that's the case my most attractive option is a D&E.

To say I am disappointed would be a huge understatement. I'd started to count on this one sticking around, especially with yesterday's epic morning sickness which had me believing that it was another girl. (The old wives say you get more morning sickness with girls, and that fits my two data points.)

I really wanted this baby. I know it's not quite over yet, but I think I hear the fat lady warming up offstage.
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gryphon2k From: gryphon2k Date: July 12th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry. It just plain sucks.
astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: July 12th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry to hear your news. :(
izmirian From: izmirian Date: July 12th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very sorry :(
ilhander From: ilhander Date: July 12th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a tech screwup.

chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: July 12th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry. Schrodinger's pregnancies are so awful.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 12th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no. I'm sorry.
enugent From: enugent Date: July 12th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am sorry. If I could punch that fat lady right in the gut for you and shut her up, I would. I'll be hoping for an ultrasound tech screwup.
psychohist From: psychohist Date: July 12th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately not too likely. We watched her do it, and she also managed to bring the fetus' heart into focus for us briefly, during which we could see a rate of a little under 60 from counting.
twe From: twe Date: July 13th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)
So sorry.
aite From: aite Date: July 12th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry to hear these news...
sorceror From: sorceror Date: July 13th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry. :-(
baronet From: baronet Date: July 15th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)


I'm so sorry that you are going through this.
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