When we got our tentative IVF calendar, we were looking at doing egg retrieval this Wednesday. After the slow progress and double doses of meds, I thought for sure that would have been pushed back by a day or two. Apparently, that is not the case.
After receiving my lab results, Dr. C called me yesterday afternoon, saying that my estrogen had “gone up nicely” and that I should take 225 Menopur instead of the 300 I had been taking. When I went in this morning, he lowered my dosages again, to 150, and said I’d likely trigger tomorrow night.
He also said my lining looks great.
The bad news is that, when Hubby dropped off his swimmers Thursday morning, the count was only 130,000/ml–much lower than the last SA. Dr. C sort of brushed this off, saying we only need “like, 10 sperm,” which also indirectly answered my question about how many follicles I have total. I hope it’s just a fluke and that on the afternoon before retrieval he’ll have rockstar numbers (relatively speaking, of course).
So, we go in again tomorrow, where they will instruct us on the trigger shot. (Hubby has skipped out on the appointments this weekend, but I told him he has to be at that one.) Then I have the fun job of figuring out how to jiggle my work schedule around the time I’m going to miss. I feel bad about cancelling on my families with a very low chance of being able to reschedule this week, but at the same time–WE’RE MAKING A BABY!–so it’s for a really good reason. Of course, I won’t be telling any of my families that!