Friday, May 7, 2010

PUPO and Patches! **Update we found the Dude!!**

We have a blast on board! Yes my friends, our super-blast (remember it was a day-6 embryo) survived the thaw very very well, the embryologist said they would consider a good thawed blast if it had up to 50% fragmentation due to the process, our had less than 5% so she was delighted. By the time we transferred at 4.25pm it had fully re-expanded! Could this be our little hero? I'll do everything in my power to wish him/her well in this journey including staying as positive as possible. Incredibly, I managed to be very calm and zen all this cycle, very little stress including this morning when they called saying they were good to go with the thawing and if I didn't hear anything by 1pm to consider that all was well and to show up for the transfer. Normally I freak out no end, heart pounding, an eye constantly on the phone to see if the screen brightens up, imagining in my head the dreaded call. Not this time. Suddenly it was 1pm and I thought "Oh, all is well then!" and once again patted myself on the back.
Transfer was easy and painless as usual, I'm lucky that way. The doctor that did the transfer was the same one that got me pregnant in August. And we had a different song playing this time (it had always been Enya...very Irish!) Mike just informed me that it was Norah Johnes singing "Don't know why"... if it works I'll send her a thank you card! And I told the nurse NOT to give me a pregnancy test! So she didn't. Ahhh, sigh of relief!

So resting now for the weekend, feet up and warm socks!

This morning I also brought Patches to the Ultimate Vet Hero for a check up. She said he looked great! On her scale he gained 200g since she had him in two weeks ago which was music to my ears. He had no temperature and she reassured me on the amount that he should be eating per day, not half as much I thought he should be on!! She also gave me some food to try out and overall we had a great conversation. I asked what she thought would be best for Patches when we are gone on holidays and definitely having someone looking after him in a house environment is the best thing. So we are all set! Agreements in place, peace of mind as we know she'll be ready to take him in should he worsen and the knowledge that two more weeks will make him even stronger. I brought her a small cyclamen from Patches and a trio of local jams from Mike and I...she loved them and even hugged me!

So it has been a very good day all around!

***Update *** Oh my God, this 7th of May has been something else. We found the Dude!!! I got a call this evening from one of the neighbours where we left the leaflets as she thought she had seen our cat in her garden! We got there immediately, it wasn't there anymore but she was 90% certain it was him. So we went around a bit a rang a few houses, then decided to go home, print more leaflets and give them out. As we where walking back a girl came running after us saying she saw the kitten under a bush! So we run there and we had some dry food with us, we spotted him and eventually he came out to the food, he was starving, he's so thin but seems well enough. We brought him home, cleaned him a bit and I noted he has a big lump in his back as if he has an infection. He's very unsettled and Patches has withdrawn completely into his den. We fed him and we are going to the vet now just to make sure he's ok. I'm also concerned that he'll run away again of course but we'll be careful. At least he's well!! We are so so happy! I actually had dreamt we had found him last night and told Mike this morning who said "I don't think we'll find him again..." and here he is!!

27 comments:

  1. Yay, that's wonderful! Fingers crossed for the blast!

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  2. Fingers and toes crossed for you over here!

    Hugs.

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  3. Fingers Crossed. Stick, little super-blast, Stick. Good Luck.

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  4. Yeah! I'm so happy for you. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. Sending you my love, Junebug

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  5. Congratulations on being PUPO! So glad to hear that you've got "the little embie that could" on board. Will you have your test before you go away?

    Sending tons of positive thoughts your way!

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  6. That's wonderful news about your transfer. Hoping and praying this one, is the one.

    So glad to hear Patches is getting better :)

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  7. Happy day!! And you're Penguin sounds like a very robust little fighter. A weekend in with your feet up (in warm socks) sounds just the thing.

    That's also great news about Patches. He definitely sounds like he is on the mend. By the time you head out on holiday he's going to be a fully healthy cat!

    Am thinking good thoughts for you and for that penguin!! Hunker down for the long haul, little one:)

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  8. That's awesome!! Sending lots of good thoughts to that little expanding blast:)

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  9. I have my fingers crossed for you!

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  10. Congrats on being PUPO!!! Sounds like your little hero did a great job. Rest up this weekend!!!

    Also, that's awesome that Patches gained some weight - you must be so relieved.

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  11. Congrats on your blast transfer and finding The Dude!

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  12. 6-day blasts are awesome! I hope yours is getting all comfy and cozy, while you enjoy a relaxing weekend.

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  13. Great news. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. You are the best!

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  14. I'm thrilled! Such an amazing day, these are all signs that the wheel is finally turning in the right direction. I have a GREAT feeling about all this!!

    Wooohoooo!

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  15. Oh Fran! Wonderful news all round!! Keeping everything crossed for you and sending lots more good thoughts your way!!

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  16. Fran, I have goosebumps for you. All wonderful news! It's funny as I told you our cat went missing and came home skinny. Once it was well over a month! Poor lil' dude.

    COME on penguin. I'm thrilled that your transfer was painless and I'm sending all sorts of good, positive thoughts your way. Have an excellent weekend and keep those tootsies warm. :)

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  17. WOO hoo!! The Dude has returned. I hope the lump on this back gets healed and Patches is okay with The Dude back home.

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  18. you made my day!!!! yeah penguin! yeah patches! yeah dude!!!!!thrilled!
    thank god!
    hugs and kisses!

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  19. ps that was tireegal on my dw's sign in - oops!

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  20. Wow, can't believe you found him. I'm so happy for you. What a wonderful day!

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  21. OMG!!! That is amazing!! Yeah!

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  22. You are pupo, Patches is doing better and you found the Dude!! This is all great news. I'm so happy for you! Things are falling into place and I hope you get even more big news very soon!!

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  23. What a great day!!!! I am so excited for you on all accounts. Sending vibes that this is your little hero! Yay for Patches and Dude!

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  24. So much great news!!!! I'm thrilled for you, your husband, your embryo, and your cats. Rest up this weekend.

    Thinking of you.

    XXOO

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  25. fantastic news all round!! So glad kitty is OK AND that you have a perfect blast on board, wow, what a good day!!
    xxx

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  26. Great news on all fronts. You are in my prayers Fran.

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