So, the sonogram looked good. Dr. N said she just wanted to make certain nothing funky was going on, although if it were an ectopic pregnancy I’d be in quite a bit of pain at this point so she wasn’t expecting to see anything. Part of me wonders if she was worried about this being a molar pregnancy and just didn’t want to mention it if it weren’t the case. The rest of the clinic staff might not, but Dr. N seems to be taking a very kid-gloves type of approach to me, which goes a long way to explain why I suffer the frequent frustrations with her support staff.
I asked her about the almost non-existant drop in hcg and here’s what she told me:
With methotrexate, you compare the 5-day hcg with the 7-day hcg. You expect to see a drop by 7 days. Prior to that, you may even see the hcg go up a bit after the injection. So, while we’re all disappointed with this stall-out, it isn’t unusual. If today’s beta doesn’t show a significant decrease I’ll go in tomorrow for another injection with the dose increased from 75 units to 100 units. Please, oh please let it be going down. I felt mildly crappy on 75 units for the day. I don’t WANT to experience 100 units…plus, I have a ton of painting to do tomorrow.
Should have the results any minute now.
And 76 is today’s score so no second shot. I’ll take it!