First: there was still a heartbeat this morning.
Second, so sorry for not updating sooner. We left the house at 6:30 a.m. to get to the poles and vote, then drove to Ohio. After my appointment we had a delicious vegan lunch at my favorite quick vegan spot in Cinci (Loving Hut) and then took care of some errands that we can’t run in Lexington. Just got home an hour ago. Whew. I’m beat. And hungry like the wolf.
Dr. B is cautiously optimistic, saying that the hematoma is at the bottom of the sac and right over my cervix so the blood should drain well. He can’t say if it will get larger or not but did say this happens sometimes as the placenta develops.
He has a different philosophy on treating early hematoma’s then I have read anywhere else. It makes me a little nervous but I trust him. I know he goes to conferences and is always furthering his education on new developments in IVF so I can only have faith that this is something that won’t do any harm. He has me taking two Ibuprofens three times a day until the bleeding and serious cramps stop. His reasoning is that this is the safest way to relax the uterus to keep it from contracting which only exasperates the bleed. I think it is also a blood thinner that should, hopefully, let the blood pass more than clot and hang out in there.
He will also monitor me every week for the duration of our time with him. I will not be weening off the PIO early as we had hoped: 6 more weeks of ass shots. If that is what it takes to get a baby then so be it. I want to write more but am starving and my pot of sauce is finally done simmering. I love you all and am eternally grateful for the continued support. A better post will come tomorrow.