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    Hi, thanks so much for sharing your experience, it was very interesting to hear how things are done elsewhere and gives another option to think about! I hope things go well for you, best wishes and thanks again xxx

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    JodiW - I pm'd Theresa but have not heard back. She has given me such wonderful advice. I am hoping all is good with both Mum and bubs and that we hear some good news soon. I'm guessing Matthew should be getting ready to come home very shortly. I'm so happy to hear things are going well for you.

    Helenmac - Almost ready for take off how exciting. I will be sending lots of good vibes your way.

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    Hi ladies, so sorry it has taken so long to respond, so much has been going on and I spend 70% of my time at the NICU with Stella. Okay so as you know I had Stella at 22 weeks 5 days gestation. She is now doing pretty okay. About two weeks after I had Stella I was back in hospital having my gall bladder out....I had gallstones and my gall bladder was inflamed. Apparently it is another common side effect in pregnancy!!! So I was MIA for a further 5 days. Stella throughout that time was very sick. She has been diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease due to the prematurity of her lungs and the fact that she was on such an intensive heavy duty breathing machine. We were called in the Tuesday after Easter Sunday to have "the talk". The talk was basically the doctors telling us that they dont think she is going to leave the NICU alive and nothing short of a miracle was going to change that, and that we needed to talk about how far we want them to go with her care so to speak. I was very specific that I didnt want her to suffer but that I was quite prepared to go as far as they can with her. It was an extremely emotionally upsetting and absolutely gut wrenching sickening day. One of the worst days of my life. That night I spoke to Stella about the Baby Jesus for close to 2 hours. I am a Catholic, and I do go to church and practice my faith, so for those who are not religious, I am just explaining why. So I spoke to her about how Jesus is there for her and that if it gets to hard, that he will know and will cradle her in his arms and take her to a better place, where she wont be sick anymore and where she will be able to watch over us as an angel etc etc. Well and here is the goosebump moment....everytime I mentioned His name "Jesus" her oxygen saturation would soar into the high 90's. This went on for 2 hours. The nurse said to me, whatever you are doing, keep on doing it because its working. When we left the hospital that night, we were so emotionally drained, and hubby said to me, "did you notice that everytime you said Jesus, her oxygen level would rise?"...I said that I had noticed and that I truly believed that Jesus was with her. We called all our family and close friends and put the word out to pray for a miracle for her...she needed a miracle. We didnt get much sleep that night, knowing how sick she was and almost waiting for the phone call. Well when we went in early the next morning, she had been doing really well, had done a total 360 degree turn around and had turned the corner in every way. The doctors and nurses were amazed. Since then apart from a couple of hiccups, she is doing really well. She has progressed from HFO (High Frequency Unit of Oxygen) to CPAP (nasal prongs of her own air - not oxygen). The doctors and nurses are very excited for her. They are all amazed that she is on CPAP already and breathing air rather than oxygen. She is slowly starting to put on weight. She is very interactive with me. I could stare into her eyes forever. We truly believe that the power of prayer has got her to where she is...we got our miracle . She still has a long way to go, and we are prepared for the one step forward, two steps back, but I am so very happy that we have her in our lives. She is 6 and a half weeks old now! I will check in again when I have more time and keep updating you.

    Good luck with our South African egg donor journeys - well worth it. We would never have our miracle if it wasnt for going to Sth Africa! Jodi thanks for your messages too - hope your little bubba is doing well and home with you??

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    Oh my! Theresa you brought tears to my eyes. Having to hear "the chat" then talking about Jesus with your baby girl. I'm crying here. So happy that your baby girl is doing well. Big hugs to you all and sending prayers and best wishes for your baby.

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    Hi Ladies,

    Therese - I must admit I was fearing the worst as we haven't heard from you for quite some time. Your story has touched me. It is so amazing what the power of prayer can do to create a miracle. Your Stella is just that! She is a strong, little trooper and she is NOT going anywhere. It sounds like she has come through the worst and now she can come through anything. Sending good luck positive vibes and it won't be long and she be home with you and your DH where she is meant to be. Thinking of you all.

    Jodie: I hope things are going well with you and your little man. Is he home with you yet? Wishing you all the very best.

    Hi to everyone else

    AFM: I'm on the pill and in two weeks we start cycling. Flights & Accomodation are booked and we fly out on 5th June. I can't believe in 4 weeks time we are on our holiday in Cape Town. We haven't had a holiday in over 2 years so we are looking at it like 50% holiday and 50% for the international donor programme. Off course if it results in a pregnancy we'll be thrilled to bits but at the very least we would of have a fabulous 2 week holiday. Can't wait!

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    Theresa amazing story! I'm so glad you are both well.

    Helen - Enjoy your time over there. Where about are you staying? Positive vibes going your way.

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    OMG Theresa I cried so hard when I read your story, little Stella sounds like a real fighter, each day is a bonus and before you know it she will be home. My thoughts are with you.

    I also saw your message to Miracle Babies, they published it on their website, Im a friend on facebook

    As for Matthew we finally got him home unfortunately I got sick the night i roomed in and managed to pass the virus on to him, we had him 6 days before he was back in hospital and back in ICU. He was in hospital for another week then home again, for a week. As I write this message he is in hospital again, this time its for an operation, they are keeping him under observation and he should be back home again tomorrow. He still has his cold virus but he is on the mend and we are hoping this will be the end of it. Although he is unwell he was very happy to be in hospital today, we figure its the noise around him so I recorded almost an hour of hospital noise to play to him at night to help him sleep. Poor little mite has been alive for 3 months and spent 2.5 of it in hospital.

    Good luck to all of those who are going to do their cycle soon. I hope you enjoy your holiday.

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    Hi Jodi,
    I hope Matthew is home safe and sound now. He has been through a lot but is obviously a strong one. All the best
    SS

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    Hi Jodie, I hope all went well with your pregnancy?
    I'm new also to the website or at least participating in the I joined as have had many years of unsuccesful ivf in Aus so now go for egg donation in South Africa.


    Any information/feddback you could provide would be very much appreciated.
    We foudn a donor through 'Baby2Mom' & are probably going through Aevitas clinic in Cape Town.
    Thanks for your assistance.
    Cheers,
    Luxe68

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    Default my donor egg journey

    Hello all,
    After much perusing of this thread, I feel I must bite the bullet and contribute to the discussion!
    I want to share my story thus far...at 40, we decided that we would like to try for a baby...a big bag of herbs and a little luck resulted in a positive...roll forward to first scan and we were told that pregnancy was unviable...D and C, much heartache and we tried again...nothing doing. So we started IVF in regional victoria. At this precise time, my darling father got a fast and lethal cancer whilst I was cycling for the first time. Result: chem preg. I produced 25 eggs and at day 3 I had 17...by day 5, just 1. Another cycle, and another, and another, consistently producing upto 20 plus eggs. 8 frosties, no positives...After much research we decided to go to SA and try our luck. We chose a 28year old woman with 2 kids..one might think this was a good bet, but not to be. She was a poor responder to the meds and produced 4 eggs, 2 of which fertilised, and we did a day 3 transfer. Unfortunately the clinic did not inform me how our donor was progressing (or not) til we got there, and then it was a huge rush to collect the eggs, as they could see during her cycle that she had few follicles, so they gave her an upped dose of meds which only grew the existing follicles quicker. No ones fault that it ended that way, but I would have liked to know what was going on earlier to mentally prepare. We are presently planning a return...well, I am going on my own this time, as partner left a sperm sample for use at a later time (now!) Our new donor is 22, and sounds lovely, so hopefully we have better luck this time. I have a friend who has done a successful donor egg cycle here, and she has consistently harassed me about going overseas, bombarding me with rights, and ethical and moral opinions. We are intelligent people who have considered this from all possible angles and this process is totally acceptable to us. So... towards the end of June, I am off once again to Cape Town. Anyone else there then? maybe we could catch up for a cup of tea?


 

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