Saturday, July 16, 2011

When plan A fails, and plan B fails, and plan C fails...

What a crazy day.

I went to the hospital this morning and had my ultrasound. I have a 17, 14, and 11 on my right ovary, along with a bunch of smaller ones. The left has a 13 and a bunch of smaller. I'm a bit wary of how many mature eggs we're going to end up having.

Then I went upstairs to get my blood drawn. They didn't have my orders. I told them I needed LH, estradiol, and progesterone, but they refused to draw it without the doctor's orders. It was 9:30 am and my doctor's office's phones were already off because they're only open from a different time zone.

Oddly enough, there was another patient there who also sees my RE, but in a satellite office, and her blood orders were missing too. I blame the hospital, not the doctor's office. This hospital has been known to be incompetent.

Anyway, the other girl was on the phone with the satellite office -- and they were still open! So I spoke to that nurse who called the top secret "back line" at my office and got the orders faxed.

The nurses woke me up from a nap later with the news. Obviously, we're not ready for retrieval yet. It's getting pushed to Wednesday, possibly Thursday. Which means I need way more drugs, which means I don't have enough. And tomorrow is Sunday so there's no way I can get them in time.

So I'll be taking an unexpected day off on Monday to drive 6 hours and go to the RE for my ultrasound/bloodwork instead of doing it in town. They'll give me enough Lupron for the rest of the cycle.

All of this took about three hours of phone calls/waiting to get figured out.

I know my ovaries are still small but I'm starting to feel a little bloated, and after 9 days of stimming I'm disappointed that I still have several more days ahead of me.

IVF is officially not fun and easy anymore.


TurtleMama said...

Lulu - I would be so frustrated if that happened to me. We are already stressed and hormonal enough, everything needs to go as smoothly as possible. Hope you have a good book on tape to listen to on your drive. It will all be worth it!

Chickenpig said...

Damn! I'm sorry this cycle is giving you the business :( I've been through all that, the missing blood orders and the mad rush for meds. There is NO WHERE around here to buy them in store, so I always get mine by mail. You can get it rushed overnight, but it is always a mad dash to get the phone order in on time to make the delivery.

Fingers crossed that your ovaries perk up soon. And thanks for commenting on my blog! :)

Roccie said...

Consider it will make a great story once you are through your third great beta? Sorry this is such a ride. If only we could cash in the pain for something... like a guaranteed baby. I am here w you!

Emily said...

Ugh, I'm frustrated for you. Are you needing more Menopur? I have five doses left that I didn't use that I could overnight to you tomorrow. You wouldn't get them until Tuesday though... Let me know!

Alex said...

Ugh - no, IVF is never fun and definitely not easy. I'm sorry things aren't exactly as planned - this is tough. Hang in there, all these are steps to get your baby!!!

Kristen said...

Sorry for all the hassles. I always think everyone involved with an infertility patient should bend over backwards to make things easy, easy, easy and keep stress levels low. Sadly, that doesn't seem to be the case (certainly hasn't been in my experience).
Hang in there! Hugs to you!

thirtiesgirl said...

Sorry for the frustration and problems. You're right, it's definitely not easy. Hoping Monday goes smoothly for you and those follies grow!