Friday, January 29, 2016

Sad news

Our beta results from yesterday were not good as we had hoped they would be. The number dropped from 14 to 12, signaling an early miscarriage. The clinic made the decision to stop my medications. I am now waiting for the miscarriage to begin. This early in the pregnancy, it should be nothing more than a heavy period. K is heartbroken; we both are. I feel like I let them down, even though I know it's not my fault. There is no fault at all. There is always sadness in this, but we are hopeful for our next attempt.

K spoke with the doctor and he boosted her confidence in trying again. Since chromosomal abnormalities are behind most early miscarriages, the doctor suggested that K's future embryos undergo Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, or PGD. This can insure that the embryos are free from many chromosomal defects which could lead to miscarriage, although it's not perfect and doesn't guarantee a successful pregnancy. There are benefits and risks that  K & J will continue to discuss with the doctor as they make their decisions. In the meantime, K will undergo 2, possibly 3, rounds of egg retrievals in an effort to gather as many healthy embryos as possible. We will attempt another frozen transfer in 2 or 3 months, depending on how K's embryos grow. We should have a more definitive timeline in the coming month.

Until then, I'll be off medications and will be back to life as usual while we wait for K's procedures.

I'll check back in again if and when I get more information.

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