Wednesday, June 18, 2008

IVF Update...

Okay so Its been awhile since I have posted about my progress so here goes. Alright so 2 weeks ago this Monday I had to get 2 more shots along with my Lupron shot that I have been doing the whole time and they all go in my stomach, we just bumped the Lupron down to 5c instead of 10c but I still had to get it, so I was doing a total of 3 shots for 3 days and then it went down to 2 shots for the rest of the time.
Lupron Shot: Follistim Pen shot:We also had to do a shot called Repronex (this shot was only for 3 days) and thank the lord for that because it was a very painful shot, pat had to mix this one with water and then into the powder, so this is the needle he had to use to mix it with and then after it was mixed he put the little needle back on to give me the shot and it was a thicker substance so it took longer to give...so not fun, Anyways here is a pic of the before needle while mixing and then the after needle: So those are the shots that I have been getting for the last 2 weeks. Okay so monday we had another ultrasound to see how these shots were doing, and things were good but not exactly where they want me to be so we had to go back tuesday morning at 7:45am (way to early for me) to have another ultrasound well things were looking better so they had me do my bloodtest of my Estrogen to see if I was ready for the big HCG Shot on tuesday night and then we would have went in for the retrieval on thursday morning, well my estrogen levels were not where they wanted them so we had to go back this morning(wed) for another ultrasound and more blood tests to see how things were, still not there so yep that means we have to go back again tomorrow(thurs.) for another ultrasound and more blood work. Well my Dr. did say that he is sure I will be ready tomorrow so, tomorrow morning should be my last set of stomach shots and then tomorrow night I will get my HCG shot right in the hip area OUCH, and then we will go in on saturday morning for the retrieval and then about 3 to 5 days later we will be going back in for the transfer of putting them back in. In the meantime I will be recieving new shots called Progestrone and those are also in the hip area in the muscle OUCH again.

Okay so there you have it that is my update for now. I will let you know how things go at my ultrasound tomorrow.

11 comments:

All About M.E.('s) said...

WoW! Good luck tomorrow, I hope everything looks good and you can go on to the next step. Keep us updated. We're praying for you.

The Felix Family said...

Wow! The crazy things we do for these little babies. We have stress when it comes to getting babies to our family too, but we haven't had to go to this extent. You are amazing!! Good luck with everything. I know the feelings of frustration and everything else that comes with it, but its so worth it!!

janeal said...

Mickele, I had no idea you were going through so much! I can't believe the size of some of those needles! I hope the ultrasound went well today and that the shot tonight isn't too painful. I can't wait until the next time you post about an ultrasound is to count the number of babies you'll be having!!! Good luck, Jay and I are praying for you! :)

Mills Family said...

thanks that means alot. My ultrasound went great today, I have 15 eggs ready to be taken out they are huge and I am hating life right, but everything is like it should be and I am getting my big shot tonight.

J&M Keller said...

My dad was telling me about it at work today, I'm sure it isn't fun, but I'm excited to be a big sis again!! I have a good feeling about all of this, just keep doing all the things your doctor tells you and I'm sure it will go fine. Let me know how the BIG shot tommorrow at 8:45PM according to "Dr. Mills" says!!

Mills Family said...

My shot at 8:45 went well, it wasn't has bad as i thought it would be, it actually hurt the least out of all my shots, but my hip/butt is sore today. Oh believe me I am doing everything I am supposed to, I am not messing this up.

The Estes Family said...

good luck tomorrow well be praying for you!!

JS said...

I'm sending tons of prayers your way!

kellz said...

Mickele! You are so brave! I would be crying every time I got a shot! It will all be worth it in the end though! You are a tough woman! You have tons of support. We are all cheering for you! Keep going strong! This crazy mess will be over soon!

Mills Family said...

thanks everyone!

NurseNana said...

I almost forgot... there is the coolest countdown icon for your blog when everything gets going the way I KNOW it will. You can get it from http://www.babystrology.com/baby-tools/baby-tickers/
A friend of mine is having twins and I think you can put as many babies in the window as you have. They float round and round. Check it out! Hugs. Karla