It's unusual…

..what started out as an IVF journey and ended up being about life

Happy Tail Surgery – Take Two October 12, 2012

Filed under: Pets — gertyrae @ 3:22 pm
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Had to recut the tail.
Two vertabrae more taken off.
Surgery seemed to go well.
Wacky, innovative cap on her tail to protect it.

a.k.a. Happy Halloween

We are doping her up to the “nth degree”, keeping her in the crate as much as possible.
Follow-up went really well, seems to be healing clean.
Go back on Monday to check it all out.
Fingers crossed – cautiously optimistic.

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Tail update October 1, 2012

Filed under: Pets — gertyrae @ 1:35 am
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Not good. Just came back from the emergency vet. The surgeon had put a small piece of skin on the tip of her tail which apparently died and fell off tonite, leaving a raw open wound. I was not comfortable leaving her like that so I took her to the emergency hospital. Thankfully, it looks like there is no infection in the tail itself but the next few weeks should be interesting since there is now nothing to protect this open wound. It’s wrapped and bandaged right now. I will be waiting at the surgeons office when they open tomorrow. And of course, I am stressed to the max over this. I just want to cry…don’t have the money for this at all…will never get another animal ever…I love this dog but I can’t do this anymore. 😦

 

Transfer done – November 24, 2008

Filed under: IVF — gertyrae @ 9:23 pm
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6 embies – 1 -12 cell, 1- 10 cell, 2- 8 cell and 2 – 7 cell…will any of them be any good is the real question?

And there are 35 left as 6 didn’t make it to freeze…

And all I can do is wait and try not to think about it. Transfer itself went very well, which for me is sort of a bonus. Usually, I can feel it when the catheter goes through the cervix – not so today. I was shocked when I heard Dr. K tell the embryologist to load…so hopefully that will be a good thing. I can only wait two weeks and find out then.

As I said to Dr. K while being wheeled out – this part is easy, it’s the next two weeks that suck…

Oh, and my dog has learned to find rotten jalapenos in the garden, eat them and then throw them up in the house or the car…good times. Which means I went out to clean out the garden bed and hope that she doesn’t dig anymore up.

 

It’s Wednesday already… November 20, 2008

Filed under: Life — gertyrae @ 12:14 am
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My exciting life:

Got caught up on Trueblood – can’t believe the Rene is the murderer…

Haven’t done anything about the truck

Am freezing to death…I hate when it gets cold

Spent all kinds of money on house stuff yesterday..new drapes, dishes, duvet cover (all things that begin with a D) and an entry rug

Go tomorrow for blood and sono, find out when transfer will be

Actually went for long, brisk walks so the weight might start to come off

Discovered that I finally have finches eating the niger seed – nice of them to wait until it’s frozen out

and that’s all i got…oh yeah, anyone want some Cetritide or gonal-F?

 I like this theme better….

And my puppy is so cute!!img_4813