Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The kitties and the WTF review

Please welcome....the newest members of the family....


Patches O'Houlihan and The Dude Lebowski!

I can't believe we have kittens in the house! Well you may wonder about the names, I know, not the most classic cat names, but we had seen Dodgeball recently and Patches O'Houlihan really cracked Mike up (apparently the surname is typically Irish but no way the name is!) and we decided no matter what the cat looked like, if it was male or female, we would have have had a Patches! So Patches is the stripy-patchy one on the left, he's probably 3 months old and very affectionate. You pick it up and he starts purring in no time. The Dude is actually very shy, and walks really low on the ground, but he has eaten already and although Patches hisses at him a bit he's really cool about it! So Patches and The Dude are now adopted, they have found a cosy place under a trolley in the kitchen where the photo was taken and they don't seem to mind sharing it (allright, Patches is not too pleased...) we are very happy and I'll keep you posted on how they settle in.

And what do you know, while I was at the shelter I got the WTF phone call! Dr. W (the Super Doctor, the one who did the transfer) started with "Oh, Fran, I'm so frustrated it didn't work, you must be too!" oh yeah...you got that right doc! Anyway, he thinks that maybe this cycle the quality of the blasts wasn't as high as the last time, nothing to be read into it really, it just happens. He also said that we should go ahead with the penguin, you never know, it's a nice blast, likely to survive the thaw, we'll be changing a bit the protocol so that I won't be on so much estrogen and we add a bit of Viagra to the mix. Seriously. I said right so, how about we make sure we have nothing to worry with my uterus? Can I have a hysteroscopy? He said sure! I would have suggested it myself if this FET failed, might as well get it done beforehand! And so he's contacting the doctor in one of the Hospitals (very near home) and we'll get that sorted out and then here we'll schedule the FET. He was really positive about us, he said that I always got pregnant on fresh cycles, it's just in the odds that sometime it doesn't work or they would have stats of 100% success per transfer!

Anyway, it may have been that I had Patches and the Dude ready to go home, but I was very happy about the conversation, again the clinic is really hands-on and I'm sure they really want to get me pregnant!

43 comments:

  1. The kittens are adorable! Glad the conversation with the dr went well. Hoping you well get some answers and the pengiun is the answer to many prayers!

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  2. Welcome Patches and Dude! They're lovely and make me want to reach through the photo to cuddle them.

    And I'm so glad about the conversation, and that the doc thinks you should go ahead with the penguin. And I'm glad about the hysteroscopy, too, and that you'll be able to make sure that things are in tip-top shape first. What he says about numbers and odds makes sense. I remember that the penguin was deemed quite hearty before freezing and I feel good things for this dark horse candidate. Er, dark penguin candidate:) Hugs to you.

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  3. First of all, the kittens are precious! Second, I'm so glad that your phone call with the doctor went well. I hope the upcoming FET brings you your take home miracle!

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  4. Love the fur babies. I'm glad your follow up appt went well. I have yet to schedule mine and most likely won't.

    If you decide to do the FET, I wish you the best!

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  5. Aww the kitties are so cute! Hope you have a wonderful time getting to know them! :)

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  6. They are so freakin' adorable. Love the names.
    LOL If you can dodge a wrench - you can dodge a ball. Maybe that could be a new IF slogan. If you can dodge IF - you can dodge anything.
    :-)

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  7. Oh, the kitties are sooo cute! They have found the best Mommy!

    And I am so happy abt your WTF call. Its great that your doc & you are on the same page and proactive abt it! I truly believe from deep with in that this has to work for you!

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  8. Yay for kitties! They are so cute! I want to scoop them up and give them a big hug. I hope they bond like brothers.

    Your RE sounds like a good one. I'm glad your meeting was productive and the frozen one is it for you!

    Take care and give those kits a hug from me!

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  9. Love the kitties! They are precious! I'm also glad you felt good about your conversation with the dr. Hoping only for the best with the next FET!

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  10. glad the convo with the doctor went well. wishing you all the best!!

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  11. Welcome Patches and Dude! They are so precious! I am so happy y'all found little fur babies!!

    It does sound like your doctor really does want you to become pregnant. What a refreshing thing to hear!!! It seems as though so many people's RE's are just terrible.

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  12. Congrats on the kitty loves, I hope they give you some nice purrs and happy times on the hard days. And awesome- the Dude!

    The docs are always so confident aren't they? I hope everything goes well with the penguin.

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  13. Congratulations on your new additions. They are adorable!! I'll be thinking happy settling in thoughts for all of you.

    Dr.W did my ER and seemed very pleasant. Hopefully the hysteroscopy will be just what you need. Glad you feel good about the conversation.

    ((HUGS))

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  14. I'm happy to hear about your WTF conversation, sounds like your RE is awesome! Nice that you've got a little penguin too.

    And OH MY GOODNESS, your kitties are adorable!! Love the names :)

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  15. Awww, your kittens are just adorable!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking it out.

    I have to say, those two kittens are soooooo cute! They look like they're going to be a mischievous handful!

    I really hope that your FET is the one! I'm glad that your doc is rethinking the protocol and reevaluating your situation.

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  17. Absolutely adorable kittens.

    It sounds like a great conversation and I hope the hysteroscopy and the penguin (took me a second to realize what you meant there...) are the perfect plan. Wishing all sorts of good vibes and luck.

    ICLW

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  18. OMG how cute are those babies! I love them both, super super adorable! Its a great decision Fran kitties make you feel so good. I love all of ours and I know you will LOVE yours. I am so excited for your upcoming transfer woo hoo! I know they want to get you pregnant, we want you to get pregnant and you will God Willing. xoxoxoxoxo

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  19. Kitties are the best! We have an orange tabby that always makes me feel so loved. Welcome to Patches and Dude!

    I am glad to hear about your WTF and sending lots of hope for your penguin.

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  20. Lovely kitties! So so so cute. Glad the review went well - doc sounds very positive and he should be, I'm sure this is going to work for you soon xx

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  21. Cute litte kitty beans! I love kitties. I have had them my whole life until I got married because somewhere around my mid-20s I suddenly became allergic to them. It sucks big time. Both of my kitty boys live with my parents. :(

    That is uplifting news from the doctor. I am glad you are feeling so positive and being proactive about the whole thing. I am all for keeping the penguin on ice until you can get some more difinitive answers from the procedure.

    Enjoy your new little lads. Cuddly kitties are the best.

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  22. Gorgeous kitties! Hope they bring you lots of joy.
    Sounds like a good WTF too - it's kind of what I thought, just a shitty numbers thing. Hope the hysteroscopy puts your mind at rest, and that the FET does the trick.
    Please post more kitten pictures as they grow up!

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  23. Very cute kitties! And very creative names! I hope they settle in well.

    It sounds like you have a very caring and proactive dr. I am glad your conversation went well. Wishing you the best!!

    Leslie, ICLW

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  24. Oh, Fran, they're so cute I could eat them up!!! You must be having a ball with them!!!

    I'm glad your doctor is being proactive and taking good care of you. I am very hopeful about your little penguin!

    Love,
    Maddy

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  25. Great news all around! I love the kittens, the names, and the picture. And your news. That is fantanstic.

    I nominated you for an award on my blog. Enjoy!

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  26. You did it! You got sweet little loveys and brought them home....Patches and the Dude are incredibly cute and I'm sure they will settle in with each other before long. I'm looking forward to kitty antic stories!

    So you'll have the hysteroscopy and go ahead with the penguin? Well I hope that P&D bring you great luck!

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  27. Your kitties are GORGEOUS! And the POA sounds good and your doc sounds very level headed and on the ball - you will have a sucessful pregancy Fran... I hope sooner rather than later.

    xxx

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  28. Congrats on your furry friends! They are very cute. I love the names as well. Hope the hysteroscopy goes well and all is clear!

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  29. Yes, all sounds positive. welcome to the kittesn!

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  30. Very cute kitties!

    I'm sorry you've had such struggles in TTC. What a nightmare it can be! Sounds as though you have a good attitude about it though, and it's hopeful that the doc is hopeful.

    Best of luck to you!

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  31. What adorable kittens!

    It sounds like you have a great doctor and that the hysteroscopy is a good next step.

    ICLW

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  32. Thanks for the hug and the note on my blog. Much appreciated. Very cute kitties ;) I have a cat too, but he isn't a kitten anymore. Hope your next cycle is it.

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  33. Thanks for the comment! It's so nice to keep up with other IF'ers through the blogosphere -- makes you feel like you're not quite so alone!!

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  34. Very sweet kittens! I love tabbies and yours is especially cute. "The Dude" is a brilliant name. I still have that one on hold for when I talk the DH into a puppy. I'm glad the clinic is treating you well and that you get all squared for a successful transfer.

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  35. What precious little guys! :) ICLW

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  36. Hey Fran just checkin in on you, your kitties are super precious and I can't get in enough looks at their picture. I hope you are well my friend, been thinking of you. xoxoxoxox

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  37. gorgeous happy kitties and good news about yours and the doctor's plans.
    So Happy for you. Kitties are the best!!!Yeah! More pictures please!

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  38. OMGoodness, those kittens are TOO cute!

    The doc's plan sounds like a good one, especially since he didn't hesitate when you asked for a test!

    Enjoy the kinttens!

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  39. Aww, I love me some kittens! Our cats are well past kitten stage--I miss that! Have fun!

    And, that's great that your doc & you are on the same page, and he's so hopeful--that definitely helps!

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  40. I love patches and The Dude!!!! /they are awesome.
    We have three kitties: serena (all gray), morgana (all black) and dolores (all white). They are our furry family.
    Fran, I'm so sorry for your BFN. It's devastating. I don't know how we gather strenght to move on... bu we always do, don't we?
    Holding you in my thoughts and my heart.

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