It's on like Donkey Kong

We’re definitely going to proceed with Mia’s eggs one last time before moving on to donor egg. Mia’s previous doctors ran tests to determine the cause of her recurrent miscarriages and though the tests were somewhat inconclusive at best, they diagnosed her with an immunological incompatibility and said it was unlikely that she would ever sustain a pregnancy. Dr. Sleepy wants to run his own panel of tests, as he believes that A.) the cause for the recurrent miscarriages has been poor egg quality and B.) if she does have an immunological issue, he can treat it. If the results come back negative for the most common causes of recurrent m/c, then we will proceed with a dual transfer to increase the likelihood of success.

May will be a tight squeeze but by my calculations it is possible. We’re definitely going for a July transfer if we miss May.

Question for the blogosphere: I know that one of the tests he’ll run is the antiphospholipid antibody test, but what other tests might he run and how long does it generally take to get the results back from those tests?

4 Comments

  1. Bec on April 13, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    YEAH!!! I’m glad they have decided to give it one last try. I think it would be the most wild thing ever if the two of you were pregnant together! You know my love and prayers are with you all the way!!!!
    XOXOXOXO!!! Love you!



  2. jp on April 14, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Here from Lost and Found-
    My RE did a “panel” which was a pre-printed form they had which had the following:
    PT/PTT
    Anticardiolipin Antibody
    Homocysteine
    Factor V Leiden
    Protein S Functional & Antigen
    PAI-1
    Lupus Anticoagulant
    Antitrhombin III
    Prothrombin Gene Mutation
    Protein C Functional & Antigen
    MTHFR Gene Mutation
    (some of these tests results were back in a week and some were two weeks and a few are outstanding after 3 weeks)
    Good luck to you.



  3. sara on April 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I’m sorry I’m not more helpful with the answer to your question, but just wanted to let you know I’m hoping for a may cycle for you both!



  4. luna on April 15, 2008 at 2:12 am

    thanks for your comment, kym, your support has meant so much. hope you all get the answers you need. wishing you all the best on the next try. ~luna