Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Bust!

That's right our 4th IUI did not work. We found out today. I was pretty sure it would turn out that way because I tested yesterday morning. I guess the good thing that came out of this cycle was that my progesterone level was the highest it's ever been. It was 41 and they wanted it be at least 20. I must admit it got my hopes up. I will update everyone on what's next for us in the baby making world. We have to have an appointment with my doctor in Birmingham before we do anything else.

Now an update on my dad. We are pretty sure he has a staph infection. He went to the doctor on Tuesday and they did a culture. He goes back tomorrow and if it's not better he will have to be admitted to the hospital. Please pray for him. This is putting a delay on his chemo/radiation treatments. I will try and post tomorrow night on what happens at his appointment tomorrow.

It's been a long day. I'm about to crawl up in bed and watch American Idol!

"When troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing." James 1:2-4

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Quick Updates!

I apologize for being a blog slacker. I just have not felt up to writing lately. I just wanted to let everyone know our IUI went very well. We are just waiting to see if it worked this time. I really hope so. We need some good news so bad right now. My dad met with his oncologist last week. He should be starting radiation and chemotheraphy in 2 weeks. He has a list of procedures he has to do before he can begin his treatments. He is not doing very well. He stays in bed pretty much all day. He is continuing to lose weight. Please continue to keep him and our entire family in your prayers.

I promise I will get back to groove of things soon. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers we have received already!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Some Updates!

My dad had his biopsy yesterday and unfortunately he does have cancer. We have an appointment with his Doctor tomorrow to discuss his treatment options. He is recovering just fine from his surgery. Please continue to pray for our family as we try to decide the best treatment available for him.

I had my appt today and I'm taking my trigger shot tonight. My IUI will be Friday at 10:00. I had one 1.8cm, and two 1.6cm follicles on my right ovary and a 1.4cm and two 1.3cm follicles on my left. My uterine lining was a little thin from the clomid, but they are not to concerned about it. They achieve pregnancies at 0.6. That is what mine measured and the normal measurement would be 0.8 so it's not that bad. Please say a little prayer that one of these little eggs could be our Child in 9 months.

I will keep everyone posted on my dad's appt tomorrow and our IUI on Friday.

Monday, January 12, 2009


My dad had his CAT Scan today and then had an appointment with an ENT. They are 99% sure my dad has cancer. He is having surgery tomorrow at 11:00. They will be doing a biopsy and sending it out to see what type of cancer it is. We should get the results from his CAT Scan tomorrow. I'm really anxious to hear the results. I'm just really praying the cancer has not spread to any other parts of his body. I will keep you posted on tomorrow goes. Please continue the prayers.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Just a Little Update!

My dad is going in the morning at 8:00 to get his CAT scan done. We hope to hear something soon after. We just don't know when it will be. He has been in bed ALL weekend long. He finally ate a little tonight. It is the first thing he has tried all weekend. We are all really worried about him. I just pray once they have the results they get going on whatever type of treatment he needs. Please continue to keep him and our entire family in your prayers.

I'm cycle 7 today. What does that mean?? Tonight is my last clomid pill and it will be my first Follistim injection. I'm glad I will be done with the clomid. I think Jonathan would agree that I was not moody this time like it made me last year when I took it for 5 months. I go back to ART on Wednesday to see if my follicles are ready. If so, I will trigger that night and my IUI will be on Friday. I'm thinking I might need an extra night of meds, because I have in the past. If that is the case my IUI will be Saturday in Birmingham. I will keep you posted on how Wednesday goes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Please Pray!!!

My family found out today that my dad has a tumor on his tonsil. He is going to have a CT scan and meet with his doctor on Monday to discuss the results. My entire family needs to be lifted up in prayer right now. I will keep you posted on his results.

For those of you that are wondering. I had my appt today and everything was fine. I start my clomid tonight.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A New Start to a New Year!

I have so much to update everyone on, but this is going to be short post until I have more time later this week. Jonathan and I tried the "old fashion way" this past cycle and I found out today that it did not work. I am going to call ART in the morning to set up an appointment for my baselines (ultrasound and blood work) so I can begin my meds this week.

We will be doing IUI with clomid and injectables. This will be the first combo cycle for us. Combo is using 2 FSH medications at one time. We are praying this does the trick. As long as I don't have cyst. I should start my meds on Wednesday or Thursday. I will post as soon as I have my appointment if not before then.

I know what I'm doing, says the Lord; I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. -Jeremiah 29:11