Ugh, I really didn’t want to have to haul ass to the doctor right before our vacation… But it turns out I had no choice.

I was supposed to have my HCG levels retested early last week, but with being out of town I never had the chance to do it. So I called the doctors office this morning to see how they wanted me to proceed given that we’re heading out of town late tomorrow evening and they told me I needed to come in today. In away it kind of all worked out that I had to go in today because my Mom called me last night to inform me that she just found out she has a throat infection, and she’d held C a lot on Sunday. C has been fussing quite a bit the past two days, and has been outright refusing to eat. If any solids enter her mouth, she’ll cringe in pain as she swallows and then freak right out.

The doctor checked her over, and C doesn’t have a throat infection (thank god!), but rather she has a viral infection. I’m to keep an eye on her over the next few days to make sure she doesn’t get a fever, and I’m supposed to give her Motrin every 8 hours for the next 3 to 4 days. Not exactly what I needed to be dealing with while trying to get ready for vacation. Oh well… It could be worse.

Following the appointment, I went to the lab to have my HCG levels retested. The last time they were tested was on March 16, and they had dropped more than double. The doctor only plans to call if the levels have increased, in which in that case I will need to have an ultrasound done. I’ve had spotting the last few days, and menstrual like cramps so I’m hoping that is a good sign that things are taking their course the way they should be.

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