posted by Mel
My estadiol level has recovered. We have 30 follicles all at different sizes. I’m predicting a worst case of 9 ready the day of retrieval, best case 15. The smallest follicle is 7.5mm, and the largest is 15.5mm. We’re looking for 18mm or larger. The nurse this morning said that when the lead follicles are ready, the RE will tell us to trigger– whether the rest have caught up or not. They have 2 days to catch up before our last scheduled ultrasound, 3 days before we’d need to trigger if we stay on track for a Saturday retrieval. Follicles grow, on average, 2 mm per day, so I’m calling everything at 11.5 mm and up right now a candidate.
Vanessa still hasn’t blogged about what’s going on with her mom, and I don’t blame her. She has other things on her mind, but I’ll provide a quick synopsis. Her mom has had two harrowing E.R. experiences in the past month. After the last one, a pulmonologist at the hospital where she was taken said that the main tumor in her lungs has compromised her pulmonary artery and that it’s just a matter of time before it goes. He gave a week to two weeks. There’s nothing they can do. Starting last Thursday, Vanessa has been staying at her mom’s. She stayed w/me on Saturday night b/c she needed a break and some rest. She’s planning to be home tonight and then again on Friday night so that she can come with me to the retrieval early Saturday morning.