We are a Go For Retrieval!

Appointment on the 12th went well!

E2= 3,112 (Approx. 20 eggs)

Lining = 13mm triple stripe

Right side = 22, 16, 16, 13, 18, 15, 16, 16, 18, 17, 15, 17, 13, 16, 11, 12, and 9 less than 10mm. (total of 16 over 10mm and 12 that are most likely mature)

Left side = 15, 15, 14, 15, 13, 16, 14, 15, 17, 12, and 12 less than 10mm. (Total of 10 and 6 that are most likely mature.)

Grand Total of 18 mature follicles with an E2 showing 20 mature. The E2 # is now where they want it to be. I am in A LOT of pain, having this many follicles is VERY uncomfortable. I was told that I may be over stimulated and I need to watch for signs of dehydration and ovarian hyper-stimulation. I must drink six 8oz. glasses or gatorade everyday and avoid food high in potassium.

We will trigger ovulation with a shot of HCG at 11:30 p.m. tonight which will help the eggs to loosen from the follicle and make them easier to retrieve, after that we are done with shots at home. Yipppeee!!

Egg retrieval is set for 10:30 a.m. on Friday the 14th. The procedure normally takes about 30 minutes, but because of my high number of eggs they anticipate it taking longer. They will aspirate each follicle and retrieve all the eggs. Once retrieved they will be fertilized and monitored. We will know the egg count when we leave the office on Friday, but will not know how many are mature and fertilized until Saturday. For now the transfer date is not set, but should be Monday the 17th for a three day transfer or Wednesday the 19th for a five day transfer.

I will update this blog as soon as I have any information. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, it really means so much to us. We have overcome so many hurdles the last couple of months and couldn't have done it without your love, prayers, and support. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue to overcome the rest of the hurdles in our journey.


Anonymous said...

We love you guys!!!!! We will be thinking of you.

Hernandez Clan

Anonymous said...


Thank you for sharing this blog. I can't imagine what you are going through and even though we're not close friends I want to wish you and Gabe all the best in this life journey. I hope everything works out!