@Tahli im sorry hun about your furry friend. They are such a part of our lives.
Yah im baaack!! I needed to take off app reinstall log in forget password reset password so now it works!!
Update on our house settlement tomorrow would you believe it the vendor has misplaced her original title she is 80ish so maybe a bit dottery so needs to Lodge new application for replacement title and we cant settle without it. lawyers are drafting licence for us to occupy premises next thursday prior to settlement though thank goodness.
@ange1111 Wazza gives 3 X 500ml doses (approximately 4 hours per infusion at 150ml/hour) leading up to ET and then a 4th one if you get a BFP; then every 10 days to 12 weeks.
With the one at EPU, that is given at the day hospital, and whilst it's the same dose, they don't have the speed-limiting machine (that the infusion unit at the hospital has), so it only takes about 2 hours for the day hospital to administer it. I have a GA, so by the time I wake up in recovery it is well underway. Sorry if that is confusing, but the infusion unit (at St Andrews) starts it at 120ml/hour and then if that is okay they run it at 150ml/hour, in combination with saline. Intralipids is quite thick and when it is administered more quickly it can be a bit uncomfortable, but if they run an extra line with saline, then that reduces the discomfort.
So I don't find the EPU or ET intralipids too bad, but it's not 7 hours! Yikes! That's a long day and it is always stressful isn't it? You'll be exhausted.
I think other ladies on here might have had intralipids with Dr M, so they might be able to let you know more about it.
Angel1111 and they are effectively under treating their patients. In my stressed out reading around our last ET the literature (meta analysis) indicated that if transferred via a FET, a 5 or 6 day embryo has equal chance of success. Day 6s were significantly less successful for fresh transfers which researchers attributed to a misalignment with the implantation window (i.e. the embie can do the job, but once the uterus shuts up shop for the month the opportunity has passed). That research also found that FETs or fresh DE transfers were more successful than fresh transfers following a stim cycle.
(For a ET without EPU Wazza starts progesterone in the evening, so I think that might be why he has good success with fresh day 6 transfers for DE, as the window starts on the afternoon of 5th day and is still viable early on day 6. From my understanding an embie can hang out in the womb for quite some time, but must be there during the implantation window. Disclaimer: this is my very basic understanding ).
Dr m runs a 500ml bag of saline on its on first, then the 500ml intralipids is infused at 100ml/hr then another smaller bag of saline is given. He believes the slower infusion rate is better and the saline before opens the veins.
@Tahli I am so sorry about your furbaby. Surely the freakin universe can sort it's ****e out and give you a break soon?
Mind you , out of the foot is pretty bloody extreme!! Desperate times, call for desperate measures!!!
Talk about making us all hang out for the result!!! Bloody Nora!!!
Aaah well, the main thing is, they got the specimen. In the meantime, keep POAS and watching those lines get darker and darker!!!
Maybe throw up a pic or 2 here and there for us "stick wh*res" as well so we can get our fix too!!!!
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