SO, I ended up going to the ER last night....BIG PRODUCTION!! But I was not able to get in anywhere till the 15th of Sept, and the midwife recommended going to the hospital and said that they had the best u/s equiptment, etc since I was only 6-7 weeks. So anyway, after a 4hr ordeal, the baby is alive!! Yippeeee!
I say ordeal because there was SO MUCH WAITING and it wasnt even busy! I told them I did not want anything put 'up there' under the circumstances so I did not get an exam or anything, which they would have done at the dr per the nurse when i called earlier. And you will laugh, my efforts to avoid a male were a joke.......there was a male intake person, male RN, male dr, and male u/s tech!! I couldnt believe it!! So they all got to hear in detail about my bloody crotch. Luckily the blood has stopped. THey said everything was 'in it's place' per the u/s and the heartbeat was 150 so it wasnt ectopic or anything which was also my concern.
The nurse (who claimed to have been an IV therapist for 4 yrs) could not get blood out of me (this is common, I have small veins) after many sticks, so they sent someone from the lab, who finally squeezed some blood out of me (3 vials). Then she.......accidentally threw it in the biohazzard box?? So she couldnt get it out as they are locked. She apologized profusely and it was just so stupid I had to laugh myself. so I came hom with 10 holes in my arms!!! And 2 very poor quality pics of the baby!! Though that is nothing to complain about, I had convinced myself that it had all gone wrong and that I would be leaving in tears.
The dr did say that it still could be the beginning of a m/c, that it is still early yet, or it could have been implantation bleeding (3 weeks late??). I have an appt with the mw next monday but of course they wont be able to hear a h/b or anything so I wont really know!
I am still not thoroughly convinced that all is well, though I do feel much better seeing a h/b as I had convinced myself that it had all gone wrong and the baby was no longer living. I still dont really want to spread the word yet, just in case!!
Thank you for asking about me and for all your hugs, and kind encouraging words mamas!!