Saturday, September 19, 2009

We've arrived!

After a long journey we finally arrived last night at 9 pm. This morning we all went to Rotunda for Kelsey's second ultrasound and to have a consultation with Dr. Kadam. The scan showed what the first one did, that there were a lot of eggs (high 20s, low 30s) and they were big buggers (Kelsey kept mentioning how bloated and swollen she felt). So Kadam scheduled Kelsey for her trigger shot tonight, and the retrieval on Monday morning. This caught us a bit by surprise because everything was moved up three days. This was good news, I just think Kelsey realized that everything was happening in a couple days, and it made her a bit nervous. And while the clinic was great and the staff was very helpful, it was different than what Kelsey had experienced at home with fertility clinics (in L.A. and San Francisco). It's all just a little scary for her...we tried to comfort her but I think the hormones were in full swing! There were a few tears and hugs afterwards, and long talks about how she was feeling, and how appreciative we were!, and then she felt better. The good thing is that Kelsey just had one shot left (which she just took from a staff nurse who came to the hotel at 10:30 pm), to release the eggs from her ovaries over the next 36 hours, and then they'd be ready for retrieval.

After the procedure Dr. Kadam called and said that our surrogate had some bleeding, which caught us by surprise again...but we had no control over this and had to just deal with it. So she sent us a few back up surrogate profiles in case our first choice wasn't a good candidate any more. We chose one and stayed positive. The fact is we've got a lot going for us. This will happen.

While Kelsey stayed in the hotel, Bill and I walked around the Bandra area where our hotel is located. It's festival season and the streets are packed. I really enjoyed immersing ourselves in the culture though it was nice to get back to the hotel. Here's some video:

Right now it's time for bed. We've got an early appointment tomorrow for some blood tests and then off to some temples and shopping. Should be a full day. Until tomorrow...

P.S. I forgot to add a shot of the public restrooms that we came upon as we were walking. And yes, they were open for use.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what an adventure. Your video took me straight back to Mumbai It sure is a crazy place, quite indescribable.

    Kelsey is doing amazingly well!!! Most clinics stim for a max of 8-12 eggs, but 20 plus??? Wow!!! Great result. I am hoping she doesn't have OHSS, but am sure your docs are onto that,.

    I do feel for her, at this stage she will feel swollen and bloated. That will be greatly reduced after EPU, but she'll still have soreness and maybe some mood fluctuations after EPU. Please send her hugs and love from all of us who have gone through IVF injections, and all that comes with it.

    Wishing you the best of luck and good fortune!!!! Can't wait to hear your results.