Sunday, June 22, 2008

And they are out!

Friday morning we went in for my IVF retrieval. I was way less nervous than last time and things seemed to go a bit smoother. Once I was alert after surgery, the doctor came out with the good news. She took out 30 eggs! I was so excited that I started to cry. Unfortunately I had to get a Hespan infusion and they were concerned about OHSS. I had nausea all day and felt pretty crappy. As the day went on my stomach started to swell up and breathing got a bit harder. The next morning I had already gained 3lbs. I kept up the salty drinks and food, and protein all day. I didn't even eat much all day, but I kept getting bigger and bigger. The doctor called and based on how I was feeling, and with the weight gain, wanted me to come in on Sunday. The good news was that 22 of my eggs fertilized. Thrilling!
We went in this morning and I got weighed again. More weight gain. Ugh! They did an ultrasound and I do have some free fluid behind my uterus, but luckily my ovaries look good. So, we still have to wait and see how things go. More salt for me! They are planning for a day 5 transfer as long as I lose this fluid. I feel huge and like I have lost all muscle tone. I guess this gets me ready for the real deal.
So, Wednesday we go back in again and make some babies!


millie said...

30! and 22 fertilized!!!! Holy cow, woman, that is amazing.

Hope the salt and everything else does the trick for you.

Did you know that new show with a former real housewife is starting this week? Perhaps it will give you some good distraction. Or at least something to talk about.

Kymberli said...

Please let us know how you're doing!

Deborah said...

Just happened upon your blog thru Lost and Found. Congrats on the great Fert Report. I will be checking in on you to see how you are doing. Best wishes.

CG said...

Congrats on the retrieval and good luck with the transfer.

sara said...

That is great about the retrieval. I am keeping you in my thoughts that your OHSS goes away soon and that you are able to do a transfer. Sending some good vibes your way!