Saturday, December 14, 2013

Post Transfer Consult & January Transfer

In case you are wondering if I had fallen off the face of the earth after our last transfer and chemical pregnancy, the answer is no.  Actually Babe and I were on vacation down south, to the (slightly) warmer state of Texas.  It's actually pretty funny, the day we left last Saturday, Dallas was actually warmer than Anchorage, Alaska!  It was a good thing we didn't fly into Dallas.

On Monday, while on vacation, we had our post transfer phone consult with Dr. Keenan.  This was actually scheduled before we left NEDC on our transfer date.  Dr. Keenan said there were a few things that he wanted to go over and try to figure out what, if anything would have caused this transfer to not be successful.
  1. The embryos:  The embryos were excellent, at 6AA and 4AA after they were thawed, so they were great.  There were no problems there.
  2. My lining:  My lining was fine at the transfer.  Again, no reason for concern there.
  3. The transfer process:  The transfer we perfectly without a hitch, so not a problem.
  4. Anything post transfer:  I mentioned that I was sick with a cough and was on antibiotics and inhaler meds, and he said that was not a problem.  I also mentioned that was some stress due to a death in the family, pain from the PIO and travel.  Dr. Keenan said, as far as stress, as long as I was not so deeply affected by it that I could not sleep or eat, it would not have been a problem.  Everything else should not have been an issue either.
So, as I am already aware, sometimes even with the most perfect embryos and best situations, we may still not be successful.  Dr. Keenan said sometimes, it may take more than one transfer for us to be successful.  If we wanted to go back for a January transfer, we could do that.  I told him we have already decided we would do that, and Katie already has put on the list of January transfers.  He said let's pray that the next time we would be successful.  I love that he used the word "pray".  Even though he does not say things outright, I can tell he is a man of faith.  Did I already mention that I love Dr. Keenan?

On Thursday, I received my protocol from Katie for our January transfer.  Our transfer date is Tuesday, January 21st.

I'm already on BCP, and am looking forward to moving forward to our January transfer.  I just put together my calendar with all my dates and times for meds, shots, etc.  I will order my meds on Monday, and will start my Lu.pron shots on December 22nd.

January will be here before I know it.


16 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you. Hoping that all continues to go well and in January you'll be announcing you are pregnant.

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  2. Putting Jan 21 on my prayer calendar RIGHT NOW!

    many ((((hugs))))

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  3. So glad you and pushing forward and not letting the disappointment or fear stop you from pursuing your family! You are brave and strong and courageous! Lots of prayers for a successful cycle in Jan - 2014 will be the year!

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  4. Wonderful news about the transfer next month! So excited for you!

    Mel @ thereisahigherhope.blogspot.com

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  5. Yes, January will be here before we know it!! I was in a very similar place last year at just this time. Try to enjoy Christmas and focus on the coming new year and new possibilities. I will be praying that 2014 is YOUR year! Much love.

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  6. Dr. K is so right - only God can make those babies grow, and I love that he knows that as well! don't give up!!!

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  7. Dr Keenan is awesome! I'm so happy to have a Dr with a Christian approach who believes these little snowflakes are babies :) Godspeed for the January transfer! :)

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  8. Best wishes to you! Visiting from ICLW. We chose adoption to grow our family and I can say that now that we have our daughter I'm thankful for the journey to her as I appreciate being a mom so much because of the path that lead her to us.

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  9. hello from ICLW - will send up some prayers for great success in your upcoming transfer!!

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  10. I will be praying for you now and of course in January! Keep believing! As long as you have faith, you will be blessed (we just ave to recognize the blessings)! :).

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  11. Hello from ICLW! I am also having an FET in January. I'm not sure about the date yet, but it'll be around the same time as yours! I wish you luck and hope that 2014 brings us our miracle babies! :)

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  12. Hello from ICLW, good luck in January! May you have a successful transfer and pregnancy!

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  13. It will be here before you know it! It will be a New Year and a fresh start! Praying for you and your family!

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  14. Hi from ICLW! With Christmas and New Year here in between, January will be here really soon. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  15. I love your attitude - even in the face of disappointment, you seem to be holding on to hope and looking forward to January. Wishing you and B all the best this Christmas season and fingers crossed that your January transfer will be it!

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  16. Just briefly caught up on where you are! I haven't been reading blogs at all lately, but wanted to come check in. So very sorry about your chemical pregnancy! :( Praying this next transfer is a huge success!!! :)

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