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Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers. I wanted to update you all as to what happened.
I went back for my HCG yesterday. It grew to 5000 and my OB wanted to do another u/s, although she didn't expect to see much change from the day before, because the number grew by 50% (instead of the min. 66%). I went in at 2 to have the u/s and it took the tech all of maybe 5 minutes to determine that it was indeed an ectopic pregnancy. The growth in my tube had doubled in size since Friday - from 2 cm to 4 cm and the baby had a heartbeat.
Because of the size and heartbeat, they weren't comfortable giving me the shot to terminate the pregnancy. So, I had to have surgery to remove the baby. They were concerned enough about it that they pulled the surgical team in and did it last night around 7:30 - it would have been ealier, but it took me a while to decide how I wanted to do it (under general laproscopically (sp?) or with a spinal and a much larger cut). They told me I couldn't leave the hospital until it was done.
In the end, I chose to do the laproscope although I'm terrified of general anesthesia because my OB promised me I could go home that night if I did it that way and that the recovery would be easier. They let me go home around 11:30 last night, after showing that I could eat, drink, and potty on my own.
My OB said told my husband that she was really glad that they did it when they did because it looked like my tube was leaking and close to rupturing. They did save my tube though, which I was hoping for (but not expecting).
It doesn't hurt nearly as much as I'd expected it to. Strangely enough, my neck/shoulder hurt more than my stomach. I called my OB today to check on the shoulder pain and she thinks it's a pulled muscle from when they did the anesthesia and that it should go away in a couple of days.
I just can't believe that I was so happily pregnant less than a week ago. I saw a heartbeat on the u/s, which should have been an incredibly joyous event, but it has definitely made things harder since I *saw* the heart beating...even if it wouldn't possibly have survived.
Thanks again for all the prayers and thoughts.