Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Time to start waiting...

Today I had a doctors appointment and was told that I in fact had a Molar pregnancy. This means that an egg was fertilized, but for some reason it did not contain any genetic information. My body started growing molar tissue, and as a result my HCG (pregnancy hormone) levels skyrocketed into the 300,000's. In a normal pregnancy, I should have only been around 30,000.

Unfortunately, after you have this kind of pregnancy, you can't get pregnant for a while. I have to get my blood drawn every week to make sure my HCG levels are going down. If they rise, or stay the same, this means that my body is making more Molar tissue. This is why we can't get pregnant right now, because if we were, my HCG levels would go up. If my levels went up, we couldn't be sure if it was because of the molar tissue or because I was actually pregnant. If my body makes more of the tissue, it can turn into cancer. But I have decided that this is NOT going to happen to me :)

Once I get to "zero" HCG level, then we have to wait six months before we even try getting pregnant again. This is sad for us, but I guess that I can have something to look forward to: getting to zero and then staying at zero for six months! I will let everyone know once I am at zero!

6 comments:

Shauna said...

That is good news and I am sure at the same time hard to hear. That is great that it is still a possibility for you to have a baby in the future! You guys have so much life ahead of you. Keep me posted you are such a strong person. That would be really hard to hear all that and have to wate. The lord will bless you guys. I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers!

The Grampp Fam said...

Kelli, wow I can't believe that happened to you. How scary, and a lot to have to deal with. We don't want anything bad to happen to you either, and Eddie and I will keep you in our prayers. You will be just fine. The time will go by quickly for you guys!

Burns Family said...

Hey cute girl, gosh it seems like you have been through alot these past few months...I'm so sorry and my prayers are with you! So, I totally love reading your blogs, you are such a babe. So how is the house coming along? Have any updated pictures? I would love to see them. Also, how is teaching you cute little teacher?

Parisa and Zac said...

Kelli I can't believe that happened! It's crazy how life works, you are such a strong woman. But I'm so happy that you are ok. Get back to '0' and get your babies down here! Stubborn little things. We need to get together and do somthing fun!

NateandAshley said...

Wow! you are strong kell I have had a miscarriage also and it was really hard... but all this on top of it! you are strong Keep the faith strong and the lord is always by your side good luck and defiantly keep us posted!

MarkandTiffani said...

Kelli, what a frightening thing to go through. I'm glad to hear you are okay and that there is still hope. I've got to admire your faith and strength. The Lord does have a plan, just hang in there.

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