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"Always look on the bright side of life?"
"No, 'Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.'"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Onto TTC News...

DH had his follow up s/a after 4 months of Clomid treatment; we have good news and I am not sure if it is bad news or just indifferent news.

The Clomid did wonders for the testosterone issue but it raised the Estrodial so we have a second pill to add to the therapy. So we raised the testosterone level by 500 points. The rest is list below, over three tests (most current is bold):

  1. 1. 67%
  2. 2. 31%
  3. 3. 76%


  1. 1. 3%
  2. 2. <1%
  3. 3. 3.4%


  1. 1. 4 million
  2. 2. 80 thousand
  3. 3. 1.2 million

Now as far as morphology, we finally have a reason for the low quality, most of them are missing the acrosome, or the enzyme cap on the head of the sperm. Apparently, that is kinda important to fertilization. In a nutshell, we are missing the helmet on the spermtards. Yippee.

So, that is why we have good news for everything working but the missing helmet is not a good thing. Dr. Google confirmed.

I meet with my RE in his new office on the 26th and we will go from there. I have a feeling he is going to say no to IUI success and really push IVF. If that is what happens, then we are SOL and will take the necessary steps to living child-free. Adoption and IVF are not an option due to cost. We can't afford either one and that will pretty much seal the deal. I guess being a dog Mommy will have to be fulfilling enough for me at that point.

We really need prayer that we have more alternatives then that, but in the end, I know if it is meant to happen, it will.


Jen said...

Can I just say that it is so fucked up when the ability to have a child comes down to money. The idea that anybody should have to find 25K or much more to get pregnant or adopt when there are welfare moms spitting out babies left and right just kills me. And it breaks my heart for you. Oh Tam, I'm praying so hard for some reachable alternative for you.

jenn said...

You have every prayer in my heart hon. I hope for nothing but the best news for you. I am right there with you- we may be able to save up enough for either IVF or adoption- in another 6-10 years... I know how unfair this is & how incredibly it sucks.


Tammy said...

Thank you girls.

I am sure no matter what we will be able to live with it but it does really suck that crack whores get pregnant all the time for free and we have to pay out of every bodily orifice.

Monica Fayth said...

Tam, it just really breaks my heart that you're having to go through all this. I'm hoping and praying that there are some other options out there that we haven't found out about yet. I'm still pulling for you.