Wednesday, April 15, 2009

IVF #2--Update

I got a call from the IVF scheduler and she said that we are on schedule do to IVF #2 in June. We are looking at an egg retrieval (ER) the week of June 8, which would mean that I’d start stimming around 5/30. If I had the ER on 6/8, that would put the embryo transfer (ET) on 6/13. Of course these are estimated dates because my ER date is dependent on the number of days I need to stimulate my ovaries. Dr. S is shooting for 10 days of stimming this time because last time I stimmed for 13 days. We anticipate a blast transfer again.

The IVF scheduler said that J and I have to do the infectious disease testing again, but that K and her dh don't. She also said that they require frozen sperm be used to fertilize my eggs when using a GC, but couldn’t tell me why other than to say it’s an FDA rule. Additionally, Josh and I need to do the phone interview questionnaire again.

I feel good now that we have a plan in place and will feel even better when we actually get our calendar! The nurse said that once we complete the FDA-required disease testing and questionnaire we’ll get our calendar.


Tonight I talked to the person at my clinic who handles 3rd party reproduction. She said that everyone involved, including K and her DH, needs to redo the infectious disease tests. Additionally, she explained that the FDA has a requirement that the infectious disease testing must be done within 7 days of the sperm sample, so my clinic prefers to do the testing and collect the sperm sample and freeze it well before the cycle begins. Thereby eliminating the risk of not having the testing back in time for the ET when the fresh sperm would be used. With FET they could do the infectious disease testing after and if J had something previously it would've shown up.

Please cross your fingers and send up some prayers that K gets a visit from AF in the next two weeks, so we can get this show on the road. Being the queen worry wart that I am I'm worried that K won't get AF ... I worry that she'll end up having retained products of conception or some horrible thing like that.


momsoon said...

This is soooo exciting...I am very hopeful for what is around the corner for all you guys and look forward to being with you along the way!!!!! Yay!!!!

Duck said...

This is great! I get my time line end of the week, but I have a feeling that you will be leading the way :).

Donna said...

That's wonderful! It always helps to have a plan in place.

Intending To Be Parents said...

I'm so glad that you have some dates and a plan - I always felt a bit better when I had the plan and schedule in place for the next cycle.
That FDA rule must be a new one because we didn't do frozen for my ER and our ET to our GC back in August. I greatly dislike rule changes with this stuff, but maybe that gives them the time to get the best possible swimmers.
I am excited for this next cycle and hope for tons of perfect blasts!

carley said...

That is great news! I hope it all goes smoothly for everyone!

Dora said...

Yay for a plan!

The FDA blows! Hence my 2 trips to Canada. No bleeping FDA there!

Anonymous said...

That is great - I love having a schedule. I did get annoyed about having the same tests over and over again for our cycles - 4 in all (one was canceled)

I am so hopeful for you guys.

MyLifeMyWorld-SharingADream said...

It always feels so good to know the estimated plan. Something to look forward to.

I wonder why their making you do frozen sperm now? Did they do that last time?

Erica said...

Great news! I'm all for a good plan. :)

Lost in Space said...

It's always feels so much better when we have a plan in place, huh? Such a pain with all the FDA requirements. I know they are there for a reason, but I often can't understand what it is. (-;

Good luck to all of you, Niki!! I'm excited you are getting ready to go again!!

Just Me said...

Great you have a semi plan-- hope you have a hard copy soon.

Also hope K is doing well. :)

Kelly said...

That is odd about having to use frozen. Never heard that. But...want to wish you guys luck!! I hope K gets af soon so you can get the show on the road. :)

JuliaS said...

My af returned about 5-6 weeks after my d&cs.

Hoping that all goes well and you can keep on schedule!

TeriLynn said...

This is the best news ever! I am keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for you & J! Hope K gets AF too! Don't worry to much! I know that is harder then said!
Love to new background! They start working on mine in May, So i can't wait until that is done!