Tuesday, April 23, 2013

IVF #2


Start Date:  Monday, February 2, 2015

Needle Count: 36

Blood Draws: 7

Ultrasounds: 5



February 2: begin birth control pills

February 11: 10 units of Lupron @ 6:10 am
  • bloated and diahrea (maybe nerves?)
February 12: 10 units of Lupron @ 6:10 am

February 13: 10 units of Lupron @ 6:30 am

February 14: 10 units of Lupron @ 7:00 am

February 15: 10 units of Lupron @ 7:00 am
  • took last BCP
February 16: 10 units of Lupron

February 17: 10 units of Lupron

February 18: 10 units of Lupron

February 19: 10 units of Lupron
  • really tired and no energy
February 20: 10 units of Lupron before baseline appt.
  • 8 am baseline b/w and u/s (everything looks good)
  • 10 am acupuncture  (trying someone new this go round!)
February 21: 10 units of Lupron

Begin Stimulating Drugs (2 shots a day)

February 22: lower dosage of Lupron to 5 units
  • begin 75 units of Gonal-f (starting out super low to avoid OHSS and will be going in earlier then usual for bloodwork on Wednesday morning to check my estradiol)
  • retrieval date should fall around March 5, my 32nd birthday 
February 23: 5 units of Lupron
  • 75 units Gonal-f
February 24: 5 units of Lupron
  • 75 units Gonal-f
  • accupuncture
February 25: 5 units of Lupron
  • b/w (e2 came back at 259 so instructed to lower dose)
  • 50 units of Gonal-f
February 26: 5 units of Lupron
  • 50 units of Gonal-f
February 27: 5 units of Lupron
  • b/w and u/s (e2 came back at 220, so it dropped, told to up dose)
  • 75 units of Gonal-f
  • accupuncture
February 28: 5 units of Lupron
  • 75 units of Gonal-f
March 1: 5 units of Lupron
  • b/w
  • e2 levels still look terrible, only 279
  • going up to 112.5 Gonal-f tonight & tomorrow night
March 2: 5 units of Lupron
  • nauseous most of the morning
  • bloated
  • 112.5 Gonal-f
March 3: 5 units of Lupron
  • b/w and u/s 
  • left ovary measured 51 mm x 38 (HUGE) with 3 measurable follicles and tons of smaller ones measuring between 9 and 11, they do not consider them measurable until they are a "12"
  • my right came back at 36x20 with 1 measurable follicle and lots of smaller ones 
  • e2 came back at 1,050 (yikes!)
  • lower Gonal-f to 50 units 
  • dr. wrote prescription for cabergoline that I will need to take the same night of my trigger shot to hopefully lessen the effects of overstimulating 
  • accupuncture appt. after work 
March 4: 5 units of Lupron
  • 50 units of Gonal-f
March 5: 5 units of Lupron
  • b/w and u/s
  • left ovary & right ovary both measuring around 50x35
  • about 5 measurable follicles on left and 1 on right, but tons of little ones still, lead follicle is about 16 mm
  • nurse believes I will trigger Friday or Saturday night
  • continue with 50 units gonal-f and back to clinic tomorrow am 
  • lining is about 9.7 
March 6: TRIGGER tonight @ 6:30 pm
  • b/w and u/s 
  • nurse was really great and explained that I had 6-7 measurable follicles, with only 3 of those being mature and about 15 smaller ones (that are never going to grow now)
  • as of this morning, nurse though they would probably push me a few more days
  • accupuncture @ 12:15  
  • @ 3pm got the phone call e2 dropped to 1300, body is trying to ovulate on its own
  • now instructed to trigger tonight at 6:30 pm and go in for retrieval Sunday morning 
  • 0.5 mg Cabergoline   
March 7: first day in the last 4 weeks without a shot to take

March 8: 7:30 am Egg Retrieval

  • retrieved 8 eggs
March 9: began crinone suppositories
  • spoke with embryologist
  • of the 8 eggs, only 3 were mature, and only 2 fertilized correctly
March 10: continue crinone
  • spoke with embryologist; still have 2 embryos...1 is a 2-cell and 1 is a 4-cell
  • transfer is set...please let one make it!
March 11: P's birthday
  • doctor recommends transferring both embryos (one is 8-cell but poor quality, other is 5-cell but looks perfect)
  • only transfer 1 (the 5-cell which has already multiplied to 7-cell!)
March 16: 5dp3dt

  • felt a little cramping and some stomach pains
March 18: 7dp3dt

  • POSITIVE test
March 23: 12dp3dt

  • BETA #1: 378
March 25: 14dp3dt

  • BETA #2: 750
April 1: 21dp3dt
  • BETA #3: 9,676
April 13: u/s

  • one strong little baby
  • were able to see and hear heartbeat, right around 150




4 comments:

  1. Thinking of you as you begin this journey again!

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