Sunday, November 7, 2010

more hoops and barrels...

aka, our infertility update:

remember when we got low results again, and then they said josh had to go on antibiotics for 3 weeks, wait 2 weeks, and then get tested again? yeah... well we did another testing last saturday. then this week we waited for the results. we got them thursday evening: 0%. yup.......big fatty ZERO for the kruger score. however, they said there were still white blood cells... and that we should go to a urologist to see about fixing that to get better scores.

so i set up the urology appt [they didnt have an opening until december] and thought ok--one more hoop to jump through. so today i turned to my little friend, the internet, and looked up causes for the presence of white blood cells, etc, and how it could be treated. of course--the #1 treatment is antibiotics. josh already went through pretty strenuous antibiotics, just to get the same results as before. so we started reconsidering the urologist. my #1 reason against it? our insurance is ghetto (thank you altius!) and would not cover it, since it doesn't cover anything fertility-related for the first year. so the appt and all related tests would be just more money out of pocket.

so basically, we're saying forget the urologist for now. which means, our options are: IVF, adoption, or sperm donor. we could only maybe afford one of those options, and i'll let you guess which one it is. sooo........ new plan: go to a consultation at a different fertility center than the last one, because our income qualified us to get a free consult there (and the last one was super pushy and pricey). from that point, unless they tell us we can do ivf for free (ha!), we'll probably put all this baby stuff on hold for about a year. we won't forget about it, we'll just postpone it until we have some more money and whatnot. sucky? yes...thank you reality.

11 comments:

rubi said...

have you tried any holistic doctors? we cured stanton's asthma with holistic treatment. he went from using an inhaler twice a day to absolutely no signs of asthma.
i was kind of skeptical at first but it doesn't hurt to try.

special k said...

what a hassle...
i'm sorry, that really is sucky :( i hope things start looking up for you guys soon in that area.

Liv said...

that's unfortunate news, and i hope one of the options works out for you guys.

Emily said...

you guys are great and will be the best PARENTS ever. you can come practice on us for the next year. we're basically like babies?

Claire Kiefer said...

I can imagine this is SO frustrating. I'm sure it will happen eventually, but I'm sure the waiting is really tough! Keep your chin up, lady. :)

Lisa said...

I wish there was something I could do or say that would make things better for you...as there isn't just know that I'm thinking about you and you are in my prayers.

b. said...

that sucks :( really really sucks :( i am so sorry, i just hope the next year is filled with excitement and joy so it flys by and your insurance will start playing ball!

i think you are so brave for writing about this, its putting my worries in perspective.

x.

p.s. how cool, your cat is called jay-z!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

:( boo and hiss. insurance companies are evil!

so sorry for more bad news. when it rains, it pours i guess. but a whole lot can change in a year (coughwhendoesthisnewhealthcarelawgointoeffectcoughcough). i will keep my fingers crossed until then (it's gonna be hard to get anything done, but hey :P).

Wonderland Papers said...

** hugs**

communikate. said...

Sending happy thoughts your way. I've had several family members struggle with infertility, and have seen their struggles with the waiting game.

Amanda said...

That sucks!! So sorry :( I hate insurance companies!
The good news is a year will be up before you know it- and you never know what miracles could happen in the meantime. Sending unexpected money thoughts your way!