Thursday, July 7, 2011

Timeline Update 2

Written on June 25, July 5, and July 7, 2011

June 2011: On Wednesday, June 15, we had our first appointment to begin IUI Round 4. We did 7 days of Menopur shots. At our appointment on Wednesday, June 22, I was given the hCG trigger shot. [The hCG trigger shot contains the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin, which causes final maturation of eggs followed by ovulation within 12 to 48 hours of administration.] Our 4th insemination was done on Thursday, June 23. On Thursday, June 30, I had my 1 week post IUI check-up appointment. It showed that I ovulated 2 or 3 eggs.

July 2011: The morning of July 4, my body began telling me that it was not pregnant. My official pregnancy test appointment was today, July 7, 2011. And just like the final appointments for the previous 3 rounds, I knew the outcome before the final Round 4 appointment.

Where do we go from here? Well, we have decided to undergo more aggressive fertility treatments, which will be totally unrelated to the IUI study. Since we have exhausted 4 Rounds of IUI's, the study has been concluded for us as participants. [The study is however still in progress for new and existing participants.] We have a consultation appointment with our doctor in a week and half to discuss our further treatment option. At this time, we do not have a date in which we will actually begin the next step.

It's hard to understand this journey, in fact, it really can't be understood. I have to keep reminding myself, His ways are higher than mine. And I will continue to claim the verse below.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh praying for your heart tonight! I know your heartache. But what a great verse! And even though these times are hard, what an awesome God we have that his plans are far greater than we can comprehend!