Missed miscarriage induced with Misoprostol today.
Hi all...my loss began last week, at my 8 week scan, they found no baby, after that I was carted off to ER, expecting a D&C, but they found a fetal pole of 5 weeks, 6 days. So I had hope, since it was still early and the dating was off. At the hospital they did warn me that I might have miscarried, but I held out hope that they were wrong. Throughout the week after that, my symptoms began to taper off, which scared the sh** out of me, but I told myself it was just normal, no one has symptoms forever. At yesterday's scan, they found no heartbeat (and no embryo to speak of), and warned me that things...weren't looking good. They drew blood to see what my hCG levels were. I called this morning to get the results, after spending the evening calling around complaining about how everything is fine and my doctor should have more hope, and my hCG had dropped by half (40,000 to 20,000 in 6 days) and they insisted I come in today. They did another scan to confirm there was no baby to protect, and diagnosed missed miscarriage and gave me a script for ibuprofen and Misoprostol, said it would "hurt" and sent me on my way. I inserted my tablets at 3:30pm, waited and waited, and by 6:30, nothing had happened, so we went to the store for snacks, since it was going to be a long night. Of course, the cramps hit on the ride to the store. After we got home, I thought that was as bad as they were going to get, but heck if I was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. They cramps got so bad that I was sobbing, screaming and cursing the powers that be. At that point I decided I didn't know if I was supposed to be in that much pain, and demanded to go to the ER. I screamed and cried in the waiting room, with still no bleeding. Once I got to a room, of course the cramping subsided and my water, in effect, broke. I ran to the loo, amniotic fluid all over, cleaned up and headed back to bed. For a while I apologized to the nurse over and over, feeling stupid that I'd come. After that the doctor got around and was baffled that I was given ibuprofen and a check up in two weeks. He gave me a Percocet 5-325 in the hospital, in case my painless lull was almost over. And it's a good thing he did. Shortly after I took the pill, I passed my first clot. an odd and depressing feeling. Then and there I had to battle flushing part of my baby to be down the toilet. Shortly after I was discharged with a script for Percocet, which we went to fill with the overnight drugist, and that took 45 minutes, so we went to eat next door while I still could. During the meal I kept running to the powder room to pass more clots. After I ate we got my pills and scooted home. Since then I've been sleeping in two hour spans, first to make sure everything is okay and the bleeding isn't too heavy and second to keep up with my Percocet that I can take every four hours, because I'd like to avoid anymore pain. I'm trying to accept everything. I know it wasn't my fault, and as hard as it is, it has given us many good things, even in this short span. This was our first pregnancy (that made it past 4.5-5 weeks, anyway), and even though it didn't make it, we now know exactly what we want, how to achieve it, names we like, doctors we prefer and even what my pain tolerance is. But while I can see the silver lining, I want to beat the crap out of that cloud for taking my baby. We were stupid and got too attached too soon. After the positive tests (3 days in a row and onsetting boob swelling), we started talking to it, singing it lullabies at night, picking out baby clothes, bassinets, working on a gift registry, calling each other momma and daddy, the whole thing. Next time I'm not telling a soul until 12 weeks and we have a good clear scan of him or her and a strong heartbeat. And now I have to get up in a few hours and face our families and act like I'm a-okay, even though I'll still be passing clots and high on Percocet.
I'm so so sorry you're going through all of this. It's such a painful thing, both physically and emotionally. Just know that you're not alone. I hope the worst is over for you, and that both you and your husband will heal quickly.
Thank you, Scooby! Quick addition to my story. After feeling pressure and cramps that are the same as the ones that told me to go to the bathroom and pass a clot last night, I've come to the agreement with my fiance that my cervix is no longer dilated and I still have clots to pass, so tomorrow I'll be using another dose of Misoprostol to hopefully pass the rest and be done.
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