Today I should be 9 weeks pregnant. I went to the ER on Saturday night after talking to the doctor on call at my OBGYN offices. I had strong cramping and some spotting, and I hadn't had my first appointment yet (was scheduled for first check up on Monday). She advised me to go to the ER and get an ultrasound/exam because the cramping was so strong and persistent.
The ultrasound showed that the baby never progressed past 6 weeks, with no heartbeat. My HCG level was around 5,000.
The doctors at the ER were kind and cautious, telling me I should go to my scheduled appointment monday morning for more information and further examination. Sunday was the longest day of our lives; my husband and I cried and wondered what might happen Monday. With strong cramping, some spotting, no heartbeat and measuring almost 3 weeks behind, we knew the odds were against us.
Yesterday at the appointment the doctor told us we should do an ultrasound this friday. We need to wait at least a few days in order to accurately see if the baby is growing or not. Once we have that appointment friday, we can know for sure if this is viable. However, the doctor warned it is very unlikely.
For now, I am just waiting. I have severe cramps and some occasional bleeding but nothing very heavy. I feel like I'm just in limbo, suffering in pain but there is no real forward movement .... i just have to wait. Everything is progressing so slowly. The idea of waiting 4 more days to get information is agonizing and I know with these continued symptoms it is likely I may even miscarry before the ultrasound takes place.
For those of you who have gone through this, did it take a long time for the miscarriage to pass? I am now on my 4th day of mild spotting/strong cramping and the blood has gone from brown to red. Any insights about what to expect or how to pass the time?