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Try #2 – Ultrasound #4 and Estradiol – Monitoring

Estradiol today was 1422, and the ultrasound showed that there are about 10-12 leading follicles with many more continuing to progress.  The doctor is still pleased with the response at the 175 units/evening Follistim dose so that’s what we’ll continue … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #3 and Estradiol – Monitoring & Sperm Shipment Update

Today’s estradiol was 849, apparently right where they want it to be, so it looks like the right dose (for now) is 175 units/evening.  The ultrasound revealed 4-5 largest follicles on each side, with many more waiting in the wings … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Sperm Shipment Screw-up?

Last night, right before I drifted off to sleep, I remembered one critical piece of this puzzle that we hadn’t accounted for – shipment of the sperm vials to the fertility clinic! I remembered this last night (Wednesday night).  Today … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Estradiol – Monitoring

They checked the estradiol level again today after increasing the dose last night.  Today’s level was 691, quite a jump from yesterday’s 250.  Being wary about Molly’s risk for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome due to polycystic-appearing ovaries, they decreased the Follistim … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #2 and Estradiol – Monitoring

After lowering the Follistim dose for last night, today’s estradiol level decreased to 250.  So, today they said to increase it back to the original 200 units for this evening, and they will check the estradiol level again tomorrow. They … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Estradiol – Monitoring

Today they checked the estradiol level to assess how Molly’s ovaries are responding to 200 units/evening dose of Follistim.  Because they want to be very cautious about the possibility of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, today’s estradiol level of 301 resulted in … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Baseline Labs and Ultrasound #1 + Starting Follistim

Although I couldn’t be there for it because I am still on a work trip, Molly had the baseline ultrasound and bloodwork today (after Cycle Day 1 occurred three days ago).  Apparently everything looked good (including the known right-sided peritubal … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Starting Lupron

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This is what a cycle of IVF medications looks like: Plus even more if it works! Today, Cycle Day 21, Molly started the first injectable medication for the fresh IVF cycle.  In the protocol we are doing, Lupron (leuprolide acetate) … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Meds Received and Check Written

The title says it all – the IVF medications have been received, and the check has been written and mailed.  And we’re off!