Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ER complete

If you can have a least favorite part of IVF, then the ER is mine. I'd rather do 50 shots than go through the ER! We came to Houston last night to spend the night at my mom's since she is so close and it was a long night. We are used to the quiet country and she lives right on Richmond (for anyone familiar w/Houston) which happens to be busy 24/7! To the point that at one time a jerk got in the empty parking lot behind her townhouse and was revving his engine as loud as he could. I wanted to go out and beat him! Chase and Molly, the eng. bulldog, were in the bed with us and she started barking and poor Chase rolled over to tell me that, "That person is such a jerk, that is not even funny and he scared me!" Kid cracks me up, even if he did say jerk!

Anyway, we got up before dawn and when we left I had my mom come get in bed w/him so he wouldn't wake up scared. I was worried he'd be furious with me, but Duchess took him to work w/her so he was a happy guy when she brought him back during lunch.

The ER itself was OK. Great nurses, new RE that I had never actually met before. I can't complain though because our RE did not charge us anything for this cycle, we just paid facility and anesthesia fees so I was OK w/the new RE. He was very nice and I knew who he was and had seen him passing, so not a big deal. Unfortunately my right ovary was very big and had folded some and manged to get behind my uterus. They only retrieve follicles over 18 (in all of our IVFs, I think we've only had a couple of immature ones because of this). He got them all off my left but could not really get to my right so he only got a couple. They stress safety and I totally agree. We ended up 9. I'm good w/that. In the past we've had between 6-12, so this is fine w/me.

Due to the ovary issue it was a very rough ER, the worst out of all 5. My first ER I also had an ovary issue and they said it's different every time and this is not unusual. The pain has been pretty bad and they gave me Demerol, which in return made very extremely nauseous and I lost it. We ended up coming back to my mom's where I got sick in the car again, and then again at the house. I'm finally able to sit up w/o keeling over in pain, so I think I'm on the upswing. Chase and Jeff have been excellent nurses and Chase even gave me the coveted BB (blanket) and kitty (stuffed cat) to lay with. They are pretty awesome guys. Molly has been an excellent foot warmer! We are just waiting until rush-hour is over now and then we'll made the hour drive home.

I'm guessing we'll have a Saturday transfer, but should hear something tomorrow re: the fertilization report and transfer. Either has it's pros and cons. Chase is a 3 day transfer so I know they work. The twins we lost were a 5 day so I know they work too. Chase is testing for his next belt in Karate on Tuesday, so if we have a 3d, I'll get to go to that.

I'm going to really try not to focus on numbers and days, we'll see how that goes!

**I am grateful for
1) all the prayers and comments
2) ER is complete
3) my two nurses rock, the little one and the big on
4) hump day, always a favorite day!
5) 9 eggs, please let one or two of those be our future babies!


The Baker's said...

I am so glad to hear that all went well for the most part.I am sending you some baby dust that this is your month and that the babies stuck after the transfer. Keep us posted and I hope that you feel better soon.
I gave you an award.

Michelle said...

I am glad to hear the ER is over and things went well. I hope you are feeling better soon. I will be praying for you!

AmandaHoyt said...

I'm praying for you, Kahla. Glad everything went pretty smoothly today.
Hugs and prayers,

InfertileMadWoman said...

I am so glad that all went well!!!

Now rest up to get ready for those embies!!!


Krysta said...

Great news! I'm so sorry you had such a rough time today. I hope you are better and feeling good now that it's behind you. Try not to think about days and numbers, it will drive you crazy as I'm sure you know. You can't really plan anything during an IVF cycle is what I learned!

Stephanie said...

Glad your ER is over. Sorry to hear about the pain you had...hope you get great news tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update--sounds like a pretty grueling day as far as pain and getting sick BUT also a very encouraging day as far as getting those 9 eggs retrieved! I am joining you in praying that this is the start of WONDERFUL for you and your family!

Again, thanks so much for taking the time to post an update for us! Hope you are having a peaceful night!


Teresa said...

9 is a nice number with a square root. You can never go wrong with a number that has a square root. I'm glad you're feeling better. Good luck mama! You're in my's to triplets hehe. Square root of 9 is 3 and the third time's a charm!!!

Mommy Daisy said...

Glad to hear it went well and you are doing OK now. Still praying for you.

Peggy C. said...

I'm praying for you Kahla. I'm hoping in the next few months I'll be helping with a baby shower at the school! You know I'll do it good! Anyway, take it easy and rest up. Let me know if you need any help- I miss being room mom. Whatever it is, even coloring I'm here to keep you stress free!!! Here's to triples so your family will be filled to the brim!

Mary said...

Thank God that part is over. That does not sound like a good day. I can't wait to hear about the fert report tomorrow. I hope it's excellent!