Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Last Monday, we saw another OB-GYN and I had another HCG test. The result shows that my HCG level is still increasing at 900+, which means that the pregnancy is progressing. The doctor performed an ultrasound but she still can't see the baby. The doctor said that it's because it's too early at 900 HCG, we may have to wait until it reaches 2,000 before we can our baby.

I have a scheduled apppointment again with the first OB on Friday and hopefully we'll see our baby at that time. My Endocrinologist will also check if she needs to increase my insulin intake. Since I took the insulin, my measurements range from 208 to 289 mg/dL, which is still high. We are hoping that we were able to lower the risk to our baby by me taking the insulin right away and the baby being still less than 4 weeks old.

We also consulted hubby's cousin who is an OB-GYN and she said she had several patients with the same case as mine and they continued the pregnancy with very close monitoring and babies turned out fine. She also told us that her own sister who lives in the U.S. was also told by her doctors to terminate the pregnancy due to some risks but she went on with it and her little girl is now 3 years old and very healthy.

Thanks for all your prayers and support. Please continue to join me in praying that my baby will be healthy and free from any serious complications. I will do my best to be in good shape from now on and hope that it will be enough to protect my child.

Thanks again and hope all is well!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

a lil update and prayers needed

We found out that I'm pregnant early this week. We searched for a hospital with english speaking doctors and found one at St. Luke's International. They performed a series of blood tests as well as an ultrasound. During the ultrasound, the doctor said she cannot see the gestational sac but the ovaries are okay. So they still cannot determine how old our baby is and she asked us to go back on Monday for another test to see if the hormone levels (HCG) are still increasing. She said there are 3 possibilities for now: normal pregnancy, ectopic and miscarriage.

I was then asked to see the internal med doctor to look at my blood sugar. The endocrinologist said that my blood sugar is sooo high (around 314, normal is around 100) and that the HBA1C is more than 10% (normal is 4). So she told us that if the baby is indeed 4 to 5 weeks old, there is a very high risk of malformation or abnormalities in the baby's organs. This was repeated by our OBGYN showing us a chart that there is more than a 20% chance that the baby will suffer from the effects of the mother's high blood sugar. The internal med doctor said that she cannot allow me to have this baby so she recommended that we terminate the pregnancy. She already gave me insulin (Novo-rapid Flexpen) to take 3 times a day.

Please bear with me if I haven't been active lately. This is kinda hard for our lil family. I'm asking for prayers and hoping for a miracle that I may continue my pregnancy and that the baby is not affected much.

Has anyone here encountered the same situation as mine?

Thanks for listening!