Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We Now Interrupt this Journey....

This is Jenn

I'm not sure how to start this post, other than to say that we received some bad news today that has essentially stopped our forward momentum dead in its tracks. We are stopping all meds and retrieval has been cancelled! No retrieval means no transfer :(

The short-story is that Doug, Allison's husband, tested positive the anti-bodies to the CMV virus, something that most people have from time to time, but you don't know it. Anyway, when the lab ran further testing, they discovered that not only does he carry the anti-bodies, he also has the active virus. The chances of transmitting the virus to me are very slim, but the chances of the baby getting it are very great. If the baby were to get it, the chances of birth defects are very high, so it is because of this that the IVF clinic has cancelled everything. And to add insult to injury, the doctor told Allison that this has never happened before, so they are just as shocked as we are! No one could have seen this coming...

We are all very shocked and upset, but know that this whole situation is in God's hands. Everything happens for a reason, even when we don't understand what the reason is! God's timing is perfect....even when it hurts us! I honestly don't know what else to say....all we can do is trust Him.

Doug will go in for testing every few weeks until they get a negative result, then we will start over. We don't know when that will be, but we hope sooner than later!

Please pray for all of us over the course of the next few days!

6 comments:

heather bells said...

I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. I am praying for all of you. Know that I am here if you need anything. ((hugs))

Jaymee said...

love, hugs, support, good thoughts all coming your way.

Natbecker said...

I'm so sorry girls...:(

Membership Required said...

Oh how terrible he must feel. I pray that this will go away sooner than later and that baby making gets back on track.

Jenny said...

Well crap. You are all in my prayers. I'm hoping that the testing goes well and fast!!!!!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

So, so sorry to hear this! You are right, though--it is in God's time frame that you do this. His will be done!
You'll be in my prayers!