Thursday, July 5, 2012

6/28/12 Appt. Results (partial)

We have the results (some) from Macy's appointments last week.  First, her kidney ultrasound went well!  We met with her Nephrologist and she said her kidney(s) are growing very well and are in the normal percentile range (around 50th percentile).  She said the structure looks good, and there is good blood flow.  She said they look good enough to feel comfortable moving her appointments to a 9 month stretch in between instead of every 6 months like we have been doing.  So that's good!!!!

Her blood counts are as follows:

WBC (6,000-18,000) Macy's 11,680
HgBN (10-14) Macy's 12.1
Platelets (140,000-400,000) Macy's 259,000
ANC (1,500-6,000) Macy's 1,402
MCV (74-90) Macy's 87

Everything is looking great.  Her ANC is a little low, but she is always at the low end or a little below the normal range.  ANC stands for Absolute Neutrophil Count.  It is a specific type of white blood cell they look for that fights off infection.  Her Dr. has not seemed concerned about it so I'm not going to worry about it.  All of her other numbers are pretty excellent so let's hope it stays that way for a long time.

I have not received the results from her hip xray.  That is the result that I have been waiting for because the other two above were routine checks, the hip xray was due to a concern.  If I don't hear anything by Monday I am going to call.

Macy has been doing very well lately.  She said "backpack" yesterday so we were all excited about that.  It has been very hot lately here so we have been spending a lot time indoors in the A/C.  She ate a turkey dog for the first time last week too.  She is eating pretty well; except for vegetables.  But what toddler likes eating vegetables anyways.  She will eat a little bit of carrots sometimes so that will have to be good enough for now.  We still supplement with some toddler formula to fill in the gaps, and a multi vitamin.  

IVF update: We will be starting our IVF with this cycle which will start around 7/18.  Can't believe it is almost here.  It has been over a year in the making so we are very eager.  We have not heard anything from our PGD place so I am assuming that means Macy inherited a normal HLA and not a recombinant HLA.  Today is 3 weeks since they started building our test.  I believe the HLA part only takes 2 weeks; it's the FA part that takes 4 or so.  So I hope if there was a red flag with the HLA part we would have heard something by now.  

We had our meeting with the nurse, and have everything figured out and ready to go for when my cycle starts.  IVF is a 2 month or 2 cycle process.  So even though we are starting with my July cycle; I won't start taking the meds until around August 7th.  (day 21 of your cycle).  I am guessing the egg retrieval will be approx. anywhere as early as Aug. 31st to as late as Sept. 7th.  They take the biopsies on day 3 after the egg retrieval, and the embryo transfer is on day 5.  We should find out if we are pregnant or not right on or close around Macy's 2nd birthday.  What a  wonderful gift that would be if it worked.  Fingers crossed! :)

Anywho, I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July!

take care,

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