Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Maybe there are miracles?

So, we're still up in the air, both emotionally speaking and in the decision-making process. We saw two specialists today and they contradicted each other's findings.

Doctor A) Concluded that the pregnancy was indeed a 'cornual pregnancy' that would indeed rupture my uterus within a few days. We left the ultrasound room very shaken but determined to move ahead with the recommended surgery. He had called my OB and said my OB wanted to talk with us.

We went to see my OB and he admitted that with the odds of a cornual pregnancy being 1 in 2500 he had not seen one (he's delivered probably a few thousand babies... no exaggeration) and wanted us to see another specialist for another opinion. The surgery recommended would not be a simple D&C but a more invasive, risky procedure that would have to be preformed by an oncological surgeon.

So, off we went to see Doctor B. She did an ultrasound and said that she just wasn't convinced that the pregnancy was cornual, and although the myometrium was thin, the pregnancy was inside my uterus and not on the fallopian tube border, therefore no chance of uterine rupture.

This day has been a roller coaster for us, needless to say. We want to believe Doctor B. 150% but we still are realistic of the risks and my OB will refer us to two different specialists at Stanford and possibly UCSF before coming to any firm conclusion.

Thank-you for your prayers. We know that we are far from a confidently, healthy pregnancy, and we need the discernment of the doctors to give us a clear, affirmative directive. Uterine rupture is risky in certain terms but the surgery is not a simple procedure.

15 comments:

Photogrl said...

Continuing to think about you and Dan...

And praying hard for a miracle.

((HUGS))

C. Beth said...

Oh, my goodness, Hillary. Continuing to pray!

And it sounds like your OB is FANTASTIC--a true gift from God.

m said...

I truly pray that this is a real life miracle.... Thinking of you...

x

Janet said...

Wow, what a roller coaster. God: what are you doing? Praying for peace and guidance for you two, and for clarity and wisdom for all those doctors. Let me know if I can do anything for you!

Polly Gamwich said...

Holy cow, what is going on? I guess I didn't understand one of your previous emails. This is ridiculous!! I'm sorry, but I can hardly believe this!!! Lord, please bring peace and healing, please protect Hillary and the baby - Lord please.

I'm so sorry Hillary, I wish there was something I could do ... I will at least pray.

Glenn+Jenn+Owen+Ian said...

Hillary, I want to believe Dr. B, too! I would love to point to no one else except God if this were the case! I will pray you can see the other specialists asap and get the answers you need to move forward. Praying for you. If you need anything, you know my number!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for posting an update after your appointment.........I have been thinking about you all afternoon. We will keep on praying for you. (and Dan) Vivek is home this week and next week so if you need someone to watch Russell when you have an appointment just let me know. I would be happy to help in any way that you need.

Annie said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish the situation was more clear :(

(((hugs)))

Aly sun said...

Glad you got more opinions and that you have a positive to balance out all the negative you've been hearing. I am still praying for your miracle. God works through doctors too.

I wish I was closer to help out, but I can tell from comments from local friends that there are others willing and able to help with Russell and anything else you may need. We are all pulling for you.

Tracy said...

Oh my! What a roller coaster for sure! Still praying!

Kathy said...

Hi Hillary. I came over from Photogrl's blog and am so sorry to hear about what you are going through. I had an interstitial (a.k.a.) cornual ectopic pregnancy in November 2005. At first it was misdiagnosed to be in my uterus, but ultimately they did discover that it was partly in the opening of my right tube and partly in my uterus.

The day they were sure it was cornual they did surgery, as they feared it could rupture at any moment. Initially they tried to get it laproscopically, however it was too big to be successful. So ultimately they went in through my c-section scar (from having my son in 10/03) to remove it. They didn't remove my right tube, but they did tie it off, so it was not longer functional.

After the surgery we had to wait 6 months before we could try again nd then they said that they would never want me to labor again, only have c-sections to protect my uterus. That said, 3 1/2 years later my uterus is doing really well. There is a lot more to the story, but I wanted to let you know that someone else "out here" understands. (((HUGS)))

If you have any questions you can visit my blog or email me at kmbenson75 at yahoo dot com. You mentioned that your Dr. had never seen a cornual for real before. Mine was also my Dr.'s first. I am sure if your Dr. wanted to consult with mine about it, he would be more than willing to discuss it. Let me know if you want his contact info.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping and praying that your pregnancy is not cornual, but if it is you can and will get through this. Hang in there. (((HUGS)))

BagMomma said...

Thinking of you. You've been on my mind, and I pray for strength for you.

Hoping that even with the odds, that you end up on the side of a miracle. We are all due for one.

Stacey said...

Hillary, I know it must be hard to write about this, but thank you for updating.

I'm still praying, praying, praying.

Choco Girl said...

***HUGS*** I love you Hill!

MamaSoon said...

I can't imagine how you are feeling right now. I am hoping that everything is good and well inside. You are in my thoughts.