She said she couldn't detect it.
She said it could have disintegrated.
She said it's the body's natural way to either absorb back some disintegrated things to remain in the body or flush out some others.
She said (and we could saw it clearly from the screen) that the gestational sac is still intact, which explains why I am still feeling the common hormonal effects.
She said this is quite common in the first 8 to 12 weeks.
She said causes for most are not known.
She said 1 in 5 ends this way.
So have I become one of the statistics?
She added that I should go for the procedure soon. As soon as today.
She noticed how Ayah & Ibu fell silent and instinctively knew we were not immediately agreeable.
She said perhaps we should seek second opinion if we are not sure with her explanation.
Perhaps we should.
Ayah led me out of the clinic in silence.
Perhaps Ayah knew Ibu too well not to dwell on the emotional side of this kind of things. Rather, rationalise what to do next.
Perhaps Ayah may not be so sure how to handle Ibu if Ibu became too emotional about it right there & then.
As usual I didn't. I remain stone faced. Yes I was rationalising hard in my mind.
Perhaps we should seek second opinion, Ayah suggested. Ibu agreed - third & fourth if we have to.
We went separate ways back to each other's office.
I dived my nose into the contracts piling up in my tray.
I set my mind to enjoy the dinner & croaking session planned for the nite.
Later Ayah sms.
For the first time after I left the clinic, tears welled up in my eyes and finally trickled down my cheek - behind closed door.
We've been praying hard for one that is healthy & well and for the best.
Perhaps this is His answer to our prayer because only He knows what's best for us.
Perhaps the best is yet to come :(