Monday, July 7, 2008

Triggering Tonight

Thank you to everyone who has offered me encouragement and kind words. It means the world to me!!! I'm triggering tonight and will have the retrieval at 10:15 Wednesday morning. () I had freakout #2 when the nurse called a little while ago and said my E2 was >5000! (5315 to be exact). I asked if I could talk to my RE for a little reassurance and she called me back right away. She said that they are going to do everything they can to keep me from over stimulating. I'm supposed to start the OHSS diet now...lots of salt, protein, and g.atorade. They will be giving me something called H.etastarch in my IV on Wednesday. It's a protein liquid that supposedly helps with OHSS. And my trigger tonight will be only 75% of the normal trigger amount to keep my E2 from getting much higher. As is, she says it will probably be around 7000 on the day of retrieval. Yowza! It was nice to talk to the actual DOCTOR and it sounds like she's got my back. Even though I am still scared, I haven't come this far to give up now. I've put too much time, energy, and money (!) into this and I'm going to see it through. I trigger tonight at 11:15pm and there's no turning back!!!


Cathleen said...

Wow! It sounds like they are going to do everything they can to prevent OHSS.

Good Luck!!!

Catherine said...

I learned that the numbers are all relative - I reached 13,000 during my first IVF cycle (am now on 2nd cycle) and didn't get OHSS. The levels depend on age & other individual things so if your doctor is reassuring you, I'm sure it's totally fine.

Good luck with it!


Chelle said...

I am right there with you. I am nervous about OHSS, however, I have not experienced it like you have. I am excited for you and hope everything goes well. Sending you warm thoughts!

Catherine, your comment was insightful and reassured me too... Thanks!

JenM said...

I'm glad your doctor is being proactive. I had mild OHSS after my last IUI and I'm worried about it developing with this IVF cycle. I think that starting your gatorade and salt now sounds like a good idea. I hope it helps!

Hollie said...

ER TOMORROW!! WHOO HOOO! I hope you can post after you get home and let us know how many eggs they got, etc. I'll be thinking of you! Best of luck!

J. Nelson said...

Good Luck tonight and tomorrow.

Keeping you in my thoughts.