Good Morning everyone!!
First off Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Well just an update on our journey so far, all genetic testing labs, prenatal labs have come back finally!
I tested Negative for everything other than Canavan Disease which means I’m a carrier of the disease.
Information on Canavan disease based on what our doctor told us If Matt is a positive carrier of the disease she will need to genetically test every single embryo for the disease and toss the ones that are positive and save the ones that are negative. she said the life expectancy of an infant with Canavan disease is very low.
Just a short snippet from a website:
Canavan disease, also called Canavan–van Bogaert–Bertrand disease, is an autosomal recessive degenerative disorder that causes progressive damage to nerve cells in the brain and is one of the most common degenerative cerebral diseases of infancy.
Matt had his semen analysis done as well, some surprising news! His Motility was very good but his Morphology was 2% when they want to see it at 4%. The doctor still has very high hopes for IVF to work! She told him to start drinking more antioxidants and that should help with the Morphology!
Surgery will be scheduled for some time in February, once I’ve recovered from that we will begin our medication, egg retrieval, then transfer date will be set then we wait 10 days to find out if the embryo stuck or not!
2018 is looking bright! We are staying positive that we will have a bundle of joy on the way this year!