Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stim Day 7

Shrike just called with her daily ultrasound report (and seventy-five-minute-warning to get in the kitchen and rattle them pots and pans for lunch - or in this case, rattle them Gladware leftovers bowls) and there are now twenty-six measurable follicles, three of which are a "trigger size" already.

So, the plan is that I will go with her to the appointment tomorrow (mostly just because I want to) and she'll trigger tomorrow evening for retrieval on Sunday, and then embryo transfer next Wednesday.

(Just like I've been saying for the past three days.)

I think the only shot she'll get at her appointment tomorrow morning is the Ganirelix (which keeps her from ovulating before retrieval) and it goes in the thigh, just like the trigger shot, so I believe they'll have her do it herself for practice since, depending on the exact (and it does have to be exact) time, she'll probably end up having to give herself the trigger shot at work.

I believe they'll call us tomorrow afternoon with the exact instructions for when to do that and when to show up on Sunday.

Of course, they have to do the retrieval a> when her eggs are at their optimum readiness and 2> when their operating room is available, but within those parameters, we're going to ask for the latest appointment available, since Shrike will be working until midnight Saturday and we have an hour-and-a-half drive.

Of course, there's also the added issue of getting Peeper up super-early and dropping her off at Shrike's parents, but it doesn't seem that we ought to be asking for any special treatment because "wah wah wah, we already have a baby" - given that that's a complication that any of their patients would be thrilled to have!

(Of course, I'm sure that plenty of patients are there for siblings, just like us, but still. It seems, I don't know, ungrateful?)

Any-who - Depending on what time the retrieval is scheduled, Peeper and I might drive down so I can give her the shot (which would require a much-earlier-than-we'd-like appointment Sunday) or I might be able to do it when she gets home (which would require a much-later-than-likely retrieval) so it's probably going to end up that she's doing it herself.

Which is no big deal, but she does need to practice tomorrow, because no matter how many times someone else has injected you, and how much you know that you don't even feel the needle, it's still pretty hard to do it to yourself that first time.

So, that's where things stand at the moment, and we'll have more specific details tomorrow.

Now that I look at her actual ultrasound report in print, it seems there are actually twenty-seven follicles, and she tells me that they told her she's "an egg factory."

Now, let's just hope that she's still doing a good job of quality control!


  1. Wow, this is all getting very exciting!!
    Donna, Ny

  2. Squeeee! Lots of baby-making dust is winging its way to you across the Atlantic :D xxxx


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