Second beta came in at 941. Phew!!! First beta was 445, so this is an increase of 111% and a doubling time of 1.85 days.
Our nurse told us they like to see it rise by 66% in 48 hours, but every thing I read talks about it doubling (100% increase) in 48 hours. Either way, we made the grade! There are some sites out there that talk about it doubling in 48-72 hours (which if it doubled in 72 hours, that would be equivalent to a 66% increase in 48 hours, right?). I need my 10-key (no, accountants don't do math in their heads-at least not this one).
Does anyone know if be*tabase is down for good? I haven't been able to get on since Thursday and it is driving me crazy.
Anyway, this is very good news. It means that so far things are progressing as they should. I go back in for another blood draw on Thursday, but they will only check estrogen and progesterone levels to see if my meds need to be adjusted. I'm really, really hoping my body kicks into gear and starts pumping out tons of progesterone on its own because these suppositories are driving me crazy. It is too soon to tell if the switch over the en.dometrin is helping (I just started it last night), but (HUGE TMI warning) my crotch feels like its on fire it is so irritated. Ick.
I think I will go in for my first ultrasound about a week after the next blood draw, but no one has given me an exact date. When I asked the nurse this afternoon if I could schedule it now, she said just to wait until I go in on Thursday. I think it is because they are working with a skeleton crew this weekend. The palace was completely deserted this morning.
So now we exhale just a little bit more and wait until ultrasound. Can't I just take a really long nap and wake up in a couple of weeks?
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