April 09, 2008

Pregnancy #5, Baby #6, D&C #2

It was clear early on that there wasn't going to be good news from this ultrasound. We saw the gestational sac very clearly, but unfortunately there were also two bubbles in the sac that weren't there last week.

For one brief moment, I thought maybe a twin had suddenly appeared. But then I realized that we couldn't see a clear fetal pole, much less a heartbeat.

Thankfully, today's ultrasound tech didn't take quite as long. The doctor came in relatively quickly, spent about a minute flipping through the various images and then turned to us.

He knew that we already knew the outcome, so he didn't say much. For once, I didn't ask much either, so I have no idea what most things were measuring. All I know is that he was able to see the fetal pole, but it was only measuring 2mm, which is smaller than last week.

I asked him if he thought there would be any benefit to doing a D&C, if he thought there would be any chance of being able to recover tissue that could be tested. He said, "Yes, absolutely."

The D&C is scheduled for Friday morning, at the same place as the last one. I think it's at the same time, too. I'm just hoping it's not the same nurse - I have no desire to repeat last time's pre-procedure interview from hell.


Anna said...

Oh Rebecca, I am so very sorry. I wish the outcome was different for you and R. You're in my thoughts and prayers, and I'm sending you hugs. Hang in there.

Rachel Inbar said...

I am so sorry for you. Thinking of you.

beagle said...

I am so sorry.

Hopeful Mother said...

I'm really sorry for what you are going through. So unfair.


Janna said...

I'm so very sorry!!! You're in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Dagny said...

ugh. I am so very sorry.

((gentle hug))

Thalia said...

so sorry, rebecca. I wish things had been different this time.

Cathy said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you.