Sunday, January 22, 2012

Update...

It has been since BEFORE Christmas that I've posted on this blog. But I did want to give an update and let all my readers know where we are and what our next steps will be.

David and I went in last week for a follow up consult with our doctor. We were pleased to discover that he wanted to run more tests on us before we try again. I can't say enough good things about our doctor...not only does he have good bedside manner but he understands our pain, frustration, and hope...mainly because he and his wife have been in our shoes. So that always helps :)

Our doctor recommended that I have some blood drawn so he could run some tests. And he wasn't kidding about the number of tests he plans to run. I went to get my blood drawn and the nurse literally told me that I was having a half of a pint of blood drawn. My doctor ordered FOURTEEN tests to be run, so I had a lot of blood they needed to draw.

For the life of me, I can't find the list of tests that he is running, but when we go back to get the results, I will get the list and share with all of you. I just think it's important for anyone else going through this journey with us, to keep informed of all the tests out there that can be done. Some of the test are chromosomal tests and I know he is also going to check to see if I have a blood clotting disorder. But, like I said, I will share the list of tests once we have our next visit.

It is strange that I am HOPING we discover that I have one of these disorders...I guess to give me peace of mind that at least we know WHY we are finally able to get pregnant but unable to carry the baby to term.

Keep us in your prayers...we haven't given up, and we won't give up until we have our precious baby in our arms :)

7 comments:

rae said...

Praying for you!

Carrie said...

I have been following your story, but am just now commenting. I love your positive attitude. It's something I wish I had all along my journey, but I did not. In our 2 1/2 year struggle, we had an awesome doctor, but it was my attitude that was horrible. I lost faith in God for a LONG time. I finally came to the realization that it was out of my control and that God has everything under control. I am now days away from delivering our baby boy. Whatever you do, do not lose faith!! I'm praying that 2012 is the year all of your dreams come true!

Megan said...

Wow, lots of blood! I'm praying that the tests give you guys some answers! Prayers!!!

Sandra (Sarah Creamer's Mom) said...

Lianna, you have been on my mind and in my heart. I'm so glad you posted here and I'm so glad I checked in...since I haven't even looked at any blogs in months! I will continue to pray and believe! We will NOT give up! Love you!

Kristina said...

Praying for you! My new doc ran a TON of tests up front...I had to give 21 vials at one visit and 8 at the next. The clotting tendency was one of the ones that they ran. Praying that they find answers & glad that your Dr is willing to look! Our miracles are coming...this is the year!!

Lori said...

I get it. Knowing there's SOMETHING somehow is better than knowing there's just no reason...that just seems so hopeless and difficult to attack. At least reasons give guidance for game plans. I know what you mean. Been following for years, you know...praying still fervently for you. So, so, so sorry for your loss at Christmas.
xoxo

The Turtle said...

It's strange: you have some people that have children and don't seem to care about them at all, and then you have other people who would give up everything to have a child of their own. My friends from college are going through something similar to you; they found out that he is unable to have kids, so they are exploring other options. They are taking it in stride, and hopefully she'll be pregnant soon! Good luck to you! Children are very precious!