Life with Baby K

May 22, 2008

Moving on…

Filed under: family,IVF #1,Prep for IVF #1 Round 2 — by Jess @ 3:36 am
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So its official, we are completely scrapping this IVF cycle and are now introducing IVF #1 Round 2! My one lonely 12.5 follicle only grew to 14 today and my estrogen level went up but not dramatically. So my doctors suggestion (and what I was leaning towards anyway) was to let this cycle go, get myself some provera and start over again. So that what we will do. I am going to be on provera for 10 days, wait for my period, and start BCP on CD 1. After 3 weeks of BCP I will go in for baseline ultrasound and bloodwork. As long as everything is clear, I will stop the BCP and on my 4th pill free day start using 300 of Gonal-F and 2 vials of menopur once a day. After about 6 days (or whenever my follicles are about 14mm) I will add Ganirelix until my trigger shot.

Today the whole IVF team had their big weekly team meeting where they discuss the failed cycles and figure out what to do next. So while they still aren’t sure why my estrogen level dropped, they feel that this protocol will be better suited to me. I asked if my lack of response indicated a low ovarian reserve and the nurse told me that there was no indication of that. She said there was no reason to think that my ovaries are failing. Thank God!! I also asked the nurse what is different about this new protocol compared to my last one and why they think this will work better. The team feels that I should have been on a higher dose initially and they think the lupron I was taking with the stims was prohibiting full stimulation. So we have completely cut out lupron and increased everything else.

So while I am still not happy that instead of sitting at home this weekend recovering from my ER I will be at the hospital working, I have accepted this cycle for what it was and I am moving forward. I just wish it didn’t take 10 days of provera and then 3 weeks of BCP before I can feel like I am “really” doing something towards my goal of having kids. But what can you do?


In side news, please pray for my husband’s grandpa. He is in the hospital and is having cardiac problems. The doctors are thinking there may be a blockage which is cutting blood flow off from the lower left atrium. Meanwhile grandpa (who is a very active self sufficient 84 year old) is sitting in his hospital room, getting worked up about the fact that he needs to get home to finish cleaning and removing the storm windows in his house! It looks like he may be transferred to a different hospital, 1.5 hours away (the same one my clinic is at) tomorrow for a cardiac catheter. He is not happy about this. Please pray for my MIL who has pretty much been at the hospital all day for 3 days with him. She is feeling overwhelmed and exhausted right now. Thanks!



  1. Im sorry round one was a bust–Im hopeful that the IVF team will be able to get you on the right plan, that results in a very positive Round 2 :0)

    Comment by JJ — May 22, 2008 @ 11:54 am |Reply

  2. I’m so sorry. You never expect that but it sounds hopeful for next cycle like they know what there are doing or something. đŸ™‚

    Comment by Alison — May 23, 2008 @ 4:43 am |Reply

  3. Oh hun, I’m so sorry. Why is IVF always such a crazy ride??

    I’ll be thinking about your grandpa in law. Hope he’s feeling better real soon!

    Comment by La La — May 24, 2008 @ 2:28 am |Reply

  4. I’m sorry you got cancelled, and hope you get the go-ahead to try again soon! Oh, and you might want to check my blog, about icsi/non, we only had one egg fertilize(out of 6) naturally, whereas 7 did with icsi. we had to pay out of pocked for it.

    Anyway, good luck and hope gp improves.

    Comment by poppy.f.seed — May 26, 2008 @ 4:10 pm |Reply

  5. I’m so sorry this cycle got scrapped! I’ll be checking on you for round 2!

    Prayers for your husbands grandpa too!

    Comment by paige — May 27, 2008 @ 3:11 am |Reply

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