At the end of Part 3, I told you my levels dropped again that Thursday (Sept 8). The conclusive number was 394. Because of my, “I’m sorry but I don’t believe you” comment I was scheduled for more blood work Monday Sept 12 and an ultrasound Thursday Sept 17. The results were no surprise… I dropped again, this time to 357 and the ultrasound showed nothing. Not even a sac. The nurse made a comment to me on the phone that sparked my interest though, she said, “It’s odd because if your levels drop they should drop drastically. You are a very curious patient of ours right now.”
For the 4th time on Sept 17th, the doctor mentioned I had fully miscarried. I still rebuke this statement. She gave a glimmer of “it’s possible you are still too early” but it was evident her belief was with science. After not seeing anything, the doctor sent me to the lab for more blood work and said if the numbers go down again, typically, they have the person give blood once a week until the count is zero. If the numbers go up, typically they will continue to schedule ultrasounds. Either way, I will be telling them to give it at least 4 weeks.
In this time of trial, growth, joy and love, a serious season of prayer, fasting and faith has taken place and been fulfilled. Now, I feel like the Lord is saying to rest. Rest in His peace, in His words, in His love and His miracles. I thank Him every morning for the blessings He has called to Shane and I. Elijah is a miracle already and will debut himself in 9 months! I claim and declare it (not to mention God has spoken it, lol).
This will be the last blog regarding Elijah for a little bit unless the Lord tells me otherwise. Keep faith in your heart for whatever nurseries you are building. God makes a way where there is a will for HIS desires. Don’t get your desires and His desires twisted. I have an overwhelming peace. It’s time for God and Elijah to have some alone time without everyone else interfering 🙂
Thank you for the support, prayers and stories. Thank you for sharing how Eli’s testimony has inspired you. And to those I have spoken with – your prayers and stories mean more than the enemy tries to tell you. Don’t give up!!!
Make no mistake, God is to be given all glory and honor through this story. Shane and I are merely surrogate parents for HIS child.
Update: Before I could publish this blog, I obtained an update! Sept 17th (as mentioned above) I had blood drawn. On Friday’s the office closes at noon – and I had completely forgotten to call for my results. A nurse, Ms. Becky whom I adore!, called me at 2:30pm. She informed me my numbers came up! From 357 to 359. Only 2 points, but they increased!! Her words, “Brittany, you have us completely confused.” I said, “I’m not, haha, it’s God!!” I go this Thursday (Sept 22) for yet more blood giving. This time however, I’m excited to give them some!! hehe