Monday, May 21, 2012

Carrier testing results

We received the results today after they tested Adam's blood sample.  The one mutation they found when they sequenced Macy's FANC-A gene did not come from him.  The results were negative.  So that means the known mutation came from me, and the one they couldn't find yet came from him.  Even though by default we know since his test was negative that it came from me; we still have to confirm it in the lab.  So they started testing my blood and should have the results June 4th.  

So we finally have what we need to start, and I tentatively scheduled our consult appointment with the PGD center for the 5th of June.  It takes anywhere from 4-10 weeks to build a test specific to a family for PGD and you cannot start your IVF meds until the test is set up and ready to go.  Therefore, after our consult in June I will call our IVF clinic and reserve the month of September to be our egg retrieval month.  

So this is basically a summary what the steps are:

1 PGD consult (send them reports of all our genetic testing along with blood samples so they can start building our test)

2 Reserve IVF month (September)

3 Do some of the required IVF pre-testing in June (blood tests, and a sonohystagram (sp?) for me, and a sample analysis for Adam

4 Meet with IVF clinic in the end of July to get started

5 Start IVF meds (daily stomach shots)

6 August/September = lots of ultrasounds to make sure the follicles are growing and maturing but not too fast or slowly; and adjusting med dosages accordingly if needed  Along with blood tests.

7 September = egg retrieval if all goes according to plan.  Fertilization of embryos, biopsies of embryos, and implanting those that are FA free and an HLA match for Macy (hopefully we have some---statistics are 18% chance per embryo so if we have 15 good embryos; 2 or 3 will meet criteria if we are lucky).  Start daily booty shots (big, long needle....ouch!)

8 10-12 days after embryo transfer I find out I'm pregnant with twins or triplets!!  YEAH!!!!!!!  just kidding.  Twins would be nice though!  :)  But a singlet would be a miracle in itself!  

Especially since there is a whole lot that can go wrong in between step 6 and 8 that would cancel your cycle to where you have to start over...and of course, just because you transfer an embryo doesn't mean your gonna get pregnant.  

However, I have decided we are going to get pregnant on the first try.  That's just the way it gonna be.  cause I said so!  hahaha.  okay, better finish this post I'm getting a little crazy now.  

Wish us luck!  :)

take care,

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