I went in for my 2nd blood draw today to make sure that the beta number is doubling; as it should double every 48 hours. My RE's office said that they'd like to see the beta between 250 - 275 and guess what mine was today?
355! Woo hoo!!!!! So it's more than doubled in the past 48 hours. I'm sooooooo excited!! I'm still a little shocked, but hopefully that will wear off soon. ☺ We (once again) were freaking out all day wondering when the RE's office was going to call us with the results. I got my blood drawn at 8:30am and we were expecting that we'd get a call around the same time as Wednesday, about 12:30 or so. No luck. Do you know how nerve wracking that is!? I swear every time my phone made the slightest noise I had a mini heart attack!
Nonetheless, I guess my IM was tired of waiting, which I don't blame her, and she called them! I'm glad she did too 'cause there's no telling how long it would have taken otherwise! (Don't these people know how important we are!?) My IM was actually the one to call and give me the results! How cool is that?! She was super excited, it was so cute and such a happy moment!
So now I will go back for a 3rd beta on Friday the 11th and I believe I'm going to do a beta every Friday until the ultrasound. So probably another 2 betas in all and then the u/s will be the week of the 21st! I'll be 7 weeks by then! Woo hoo!!!
Just got off the phone with the nurse and she said that my next beta will actually be on Wednesday the 9th! Yay! The sooner, the better for me ☺ And I'll continue to go every week until I'm off of my meds. And the stupid ass lab has been great about sending my hCG (beta) levels over "stat", but they haven't been sending my progesterone or estogen levels over like they're supposed to! Ugh! How annoying! The RE's office just got my progesterone results back from Wednesday, today! And still haven't gotten the estrogen levels. This is important because it tells the Dr. when he can start weaning me off the meds. I'm gonna have to talk to these "special" people at the lab and tell them to get their sh*t together!
Ok, I'm off my soapbox. ☺
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