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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Hurricane Katrina Embryos

Well yesterday was my consult with Dr. New Orleans. One of his major offices was completely destroyed during hurricane Katrina, so when the nurse walks in we have the following conversation:

Nurse: I'm getting everything laid out for Dr. New Orleans. Since the hurricane, all our doctors are having to share this consult office.

L: So the other office was completely destroyed?

Nurse: yes

Lisa: You lost everything! What about the frozen sperm? Embryos? and the people cycling.

Nurse: We lost everything. The embryos survived! We were police escorted their and allowed to pick them up and bring them to another hospital because the embryos were considered human!

YES!! An RE with a respect for life! Even if it was only because of financial loss from losing the embryos. It's comforting to know that at least some of his staff have some moral values about life in this early stage.

Anyway, Dr. New Orleans is now Dr. Wonderful! He actually did a work up on ME! We did bloodwork, ultrasound, another semen analysis, everything!

Unfortunately, my estrogen level was still only around 25 which was menopause level. The good news: lupron is working. The bad news: it's not out of my system yet. The ultrasound showed uterine lining of 4, so Dr. wonderful decided my body is now ready to have a period forced on it yet.

So now we wait.

I come back next month and re-do all the tests. I think then he will start me on hormones regardless. Semen Analysis came back borderline, so we're going to try another IUI. We're doing 5 days of clomid, then 3 days of follstim. If that doesn't work, we'll do a full injectible cycle.

For now, I wait, and work on my homestudy packet. This was a bad month to cycle anyway. What if IUI fell on one of my class dates?

So I wait. . .


  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger Beth said…

    Phenomenal news about the rescued embryos. Hang in there as you unfortunately have to endure yet another wait.

  • At 5:37 PM, Anonymous Lori said…

    That's great news they were able to rescue the embryos.
    I'm sorry your left waiting - it's so frustrating. But very glad that Dr. New Orleans has morphed into Dr. Wonderful!

  • At 6:21 AM, Blogger Just another Jenny said…

    I am really impressed with the embro saving story. There are alot of hero's living in New Orleans.

  • At 9:43 AM, Blogger Ornery said…

    Wow, that's so great that the embryos were rescued! Good luck with your cycle and the homestudy!


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