Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Red Light / Green Light

More like "Yellow light"

Yesterday I had my baseline U/S. No problem there. Uterine lining thin, ovaries resting. Check.

Got voice message from Dr. Wonderful: "Jem, I've left you messages at work (bad girl, travelling, I didn't check that voice mail while I was away...) and we may have a delay..."


Dr. Wonderful continued... "I just got a letter from Dr. Johnson (not his real name), the Urologist, who said that he saw Mr. Jem and Mr. Jem has polycystic kidney disease in his family. You need to see a genetic counsellor asap and we need to put the IVF cycle on hold until we know if Mr. Jem carries the gene."

Then Dr. Wonderful said, "If Mr. Jem is a carrier, we can still do IVF, we will do genetic testing on the embryos to select those without the gene. The most important thing is for you to have a healthy baby."

So what does this mean? It means that we have an appointment with the genetic counsellor Wed a.m. Hopefully we can do the testing quickly and together with Dr. Wonderful we will make a decision on what to do next. I suspect Dr. Wonderful will put me back on the BPC pills again for a couple of weeks and get us back on the IVF train.

I was poised and ready to start stims on Friday. Arggghhhh!

Has anyone run into this type of thing?



Kim said...

i am sorta in the same boat as you except we are waiting on cystic fibrosis blood results. my husband is a carrier of one of the 12 common types, i was not a carrier, but they tested me for the rare types. the test takes 40 days!!!! we will have to go to a genetic counselor if i come up with a rare...because then we would have a 1 in 4 chance of having a baby with the disease. so ive been on bcp's for the last month, doing my baseline today and starting a new pack of pills on friday. hoping to have my blood by oct 19th.

i feel you....the whole thing sucks with more waiting.
best of luck for great results so you can get moving again!

Jendeis said...

Ugh, sorry for the waiting. Hopefully everything gets taken care of quickly.

jenicini said...

Eek! I'm sorry that you have to wait more. That's one of the hardest parts of IVF is the hurry up and wait for something or another. Hope your appointment goes well.

Jill said...

WAITING....aargh! I'm not far enough into ART to encounter something like this but I'm sorry it has you in a holding pattern. Hopefully it gets sorted very soon.

WannabeMommy said...

Ugh... as if the process isn't frustrating enough! But, in the end, I guess he's right... it's all about a healthy, happy baby.

Poppet said...

That TOTALLY sucks! I mean I have a brother, a mother and 3 of 4 grandparents who had cancer. My father, his father, his father's father... and probably 10 fathers before him all had coronary heart disease. My Mom had osteoporosis that bugged her worse than her cancer (yes, it is true - with her cancer, her #1 complaint was back pain!)...

yet no one ever hinted that I should have genetic testing. That seems unfair.

On the other hand, I would freak if I had a child with major illness/health issues and I could have genetically chosen cells that would become a "normal" kid. If it is not a matter of choice you deal with it, if it is, then it is certainly something to think about....