Feb 26 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 7 (Snow Day)

First I must apologize for this post being a day late.  I was busy cleaning up from the Snowicane, all day, and then shuffling the cars around at night for the plows.   Anyway, Jess got a call today from the doc with the results of yesterdays blood test.  Her E2 level was 278.  The doc wants her to increase the Follistim dose to 375 for the next two days, and see where we are on Sunday. 

Jess’ symptoms of the day – Her headache was completely bearable today.  This was nice because when she gets the migraines, she’s really not able to do much but sleep.  Her stomach was really upset all day. This combined with the bloating made what I could only see as, a very uncomfortable situation for her.  The area where she has been doing the shots is getting  tender.  The 1 Menopur Follistim cocktail isn’t too bad, but the real crappy thing is the Cetrotide shot burns for at least an hour after it is administered.

Oh, I almost forgot that we had to call in a refill for the meds yesterday.  The pharmacy called today to let us know they didn’t have any couriers, because of the snow.  We need the meds by Sunday, so Jess is going to run out there tomorrow, to pick them up.  It’s only a half hour away, but I’m stuck at work tomorrow, so she’s gonna have to make the trek alone!

Today’s Meds – Jess’ Injections – Menopur(2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent), Increase Follistim (375Units), and Cetrotide (.25mg) .  Kenny  200mg  of doxycycline

Apr 14 2009

Stimulation Meds – Day 10

Day 10 is pretty much the same info as all the other days.  The only change is that the Doc has decreased Jess’ meds.  She had her usual Ultrasound (10 measurable follicles), and Blood Test (E2 at 2332).  This will be her last night of the multiple stimulation injections, her hCG shot is tomorrow.  I think she is looking forward to Thursday, as she doesn’t have to take any meds at all.  The Docs have coordinated the schedule and everything is set in stone.  I have my procedure on Thursday morning at 9am, and Jess’ retrieval is Friday morning at 10am.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong.  We have made it this far without a major hiccup!

Meds Taken – Injection for Jess – Menopur (1 vialsand 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (300 Units), and Cetrotide (.25mg), Citranatal Vitamins

Apr 13 2009

Stimulation Meds – Day 9

Jess had her every other day trip to the Doc this morning.  They did the usual blood test, and ultrasound.  Her E2 level is 1281, with 9 measurable follicles showing on the ultrasound.  The Doc gave the order today to begin coming in every day from now on.  I guess this means we are coming down to the wire.  Jess has been such trooper with the process so far, especially since most of the past Doc visits, along with all the rest of the Doc visits, are being done on her way to work.  They also told her today,  that tomorrow will be her last day of  her stimulation cocktails (See Below – Meds Taken). She will get the old hCG shot on Wednesday.  This puts my PESA procedure Thursday morning, and Egg Retrieval Friday morning.  Yippee, I can’t wait!!

Meds Taken – Injection for Jess – Menopur (2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (375 Units), and Cetrotide (.25mg), Citranatal Vitamins

Apr 11 2009

Stimulation Meds – Day 7

Jess and I got up early this morning and took the trip to IVFNJ Somerset office.  Unfortunately they are the only office open on Saturdays.  It wasn’t too bad, as there is no traffic early Saturday morning.  Jess got her ultrasound and blood test done.  The doc was able to count 6 measurable follicles, and her blood test E2 level was 634.  They stated that she was going a little slow and she needed to up her meds.  They increased the dosage of menopur to 2 vials and left all others the same.  While she was getting checked out, Jess mentioned the increase in her migraines (everyday now) as well as the intensity.  They said it was common, and prescribed her some migraine meds (Fioricet).

On another note, we realized with the increase in meds that we needed to contact the pharmacy (Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy) for refills.  They were able to deliver (today) what we needed to get us through the weekend, and would send the rest out after it was approved through insurance.  I have to say, that this pharmacy is great.  They specialize in dealing with fertility medications, and are extremely flexible with getting them to you. 

Meds Taken – Injection for Jess – Menopur (2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (375 Units), and Cetrotide (.25mg), Citranatal Vitamins, Kenny 200mg Doxycycline (last dose)

Apr 10 2009

Stimulation Meds – Day 6

Jess had off of work today for the Easter holiday.  It couldn’t have worked out any better, because she got a terrible migraine this morning. It got to the point, where I made her call the doctor.  They told her that she could take Advil this time only.  Unfortunately the Advil didn’t do anything, and she pretty much suffered the entire day.  She felt a little better towards night, and then the injections came.  We did the normal medications, and then we prepared the added Cetrotide.  They use this medication to prevent her from ovulating too early.  This is all well and good, but the med didn’t agree with her.  It burned for about an hour, and then left a big swollen welt.  I guess we’ll just have to wait till the AM to ask the doc if this is normal.  We have another blood test/ultrasound first thing tomorrow morning.

Meds Taken – Injection for Jess – Menopur (1 vial and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (375 Units), and Cetrotide (.25mg), Citranatal Vitamins, Kenny  200mg Doxycycline