Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The ultimate test...

So I promised, a long time ago, an update on the babymaking scene.

In July, we closed on our other house, freeing up money to get caught up on bills. In August we talked with the bank about taking out a loan to do IVF again. We wanted just the preliminary numbers. They looked good.

So at the end of August, I emailed my contact at my clinic. She is the one who I went through everything with the trial for. She got me in touch with the financial person who sent me information on the Iowa Warranty program. After much thought, we decided to move forward.

I called the clinic yesterday to ask about setting up initial appointments to see if we'll qualifiy. I am to call Day 1 of the next cycle to get in for bloodwork and an ultrasound.

Here's the catch. I must have at least 12 antral follicles to qualify for the warranty program. When I went in for the trial, I had 9. (the very first appointment, the next appointment I had 14) Because of this, it's really a crap shoot. Will I have the required 12?

If I don't, then we will (and it's taking me a very long time to type this) quit persuing treatment. We can't/don't feel right about persuing treatment at the amount it costs without knowing that we'd have some money left for other pursuits.

sigh...it hurts to type that, but it's true.

More later.....

4 comments:

Pegs said...

Just started reading your blog. I hope you are sucessful with your next follicle count. My DH and I have been TTC for a year and a half, unknown infertility! Have you heard of the DHEA studies, this supplement is suppose to help with the quality of eggs and some research has shown that women doing IVF have better results, within 4 months of taking it most become pregnant even without the IVF treatment. I just started taking it last month. Check out my blog at www.greeneyesgilbert.blogspot.com if you want to know more about me. I really wish you the best!!

Toppo said...

I'm praying for you!

KeanaLee said...

Good Luck, I'll be hoping & praying!

Rebecca said...

That is a really tough decision to make. I'm one of the lucky ones that lives in a state where they mandate insurance coverage of fertility treatment although my company was recently bought be a much larger one with much crappier coverage (we switched to my husband's insurance with 100% coverage for 6 cycles). I don't understand why infertility is not considered a medical problem! It is very unfair!