My Rico is in surgery... — The Bump
Infertility Veterans

My Rico is in surgery...

That's my older dog.  He has a tumor in his leg.  I'm just praying its not cancer.

I'm very nervous, bc when they weighed him in, he had lost a good amount of weight.  I get a progress report at 2:30.  He was petrified when i left him :(

TTC 12/2009 Dx Severe MFI/azoo 6/2010

IVF 1 (long lupron): mc 7w4d, D&C 11/23/10

IVF 2 (antagonist w co cultures): cancelled 2x due to no sperm

IVF 2.2: ER 6/9/11 3dt of 2 (1 frostie :), BFN

IVF 3 (EPP w co cultures): 9/2011 (cancelled, irregular pap) LEEP 9/2011

IVF 3.1 (11/2011) EPP w co cultures: 3dt of 3- BFN Again

Natural sFET 1/2012: -ET of the "lone wolf (Wolfie)" 1/29

Beta 2/8 BFP!! Betas: 119 @14dpo, 388 @16dpo, HB 6w2d 131!!

dx GD @ 28 wks, insulin dependent

*s/paif always welcome*


Can't wait to meet Wolfie!!!


Re: My Rico is in surgery...

  • GL Rico.  Mommy loves you and wants you to be safe and healthy.   

    TTC #1 since October 2008. Dealing with MFI.
    IVF #1 w ICSI in July 2010 = BFN
    IVF #2.1 in Oct 2010 converted to IUI = BFN
    IVF #2.2 w ICSI in Dec 2010 = BFN
    Met with new RE in new city on 1/31/11.
    IVF #3 w ICSI in April 2011. HPT on 5/9 = BFP!
    Beta #1 on 5/10 (10dp5dt) = 99.4. Beta #2 on 5/12 = 284. First u/s on 5/26. = Fraternal TWINS!
    Twin boys born & lost on 8/16/11 at 18w1d due to PPROM & preterm labor.
    IVF #4.1 in Jan 2012 converted to IUI on 1/7/12 = BFN
    IVF #4.2 w ICSI in Feb 2012. Lupron on 2/10. Stims on 2/18. ER on 2/29- 7R,6F
    ET scheduled for 3/5/12- nothing to transfer :(
    Dh seeing new MFI uro & Dh starting meds- June 2012.
    IVF #5 in Dec 2012 = BFFN.
    IVF #6 planned for Spring 2013. Praying for our take home baby/ies.
    **P/SAIF and P/SAL always welcome!**

    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
  • Ohhh nooo!  I am so sorry V.  I hope you get good news at 2:30.


    DH:41 Me:33

    Dx: MFI (very low everything)

    IVF/ICSI Only Option

    IVF #1 (antagonist): 01/2011: 9ER; 8M; 5FN; 3(3dt) = BFN

    IVF #2 (agonist): 05/2011: 13ER; 12M; 8FN; 2(3dt) = BFP (1 frostie)

    +HPT 8dp3dt; Betas: #1 12dp3dt=174; #2 19dp3dt=3461; u/s 7w5d = heterotopic pregnancy = 2 D&Cs for uterine (Trisomy 16) and meds to dissolve ectopic

    IVF #3 (agonist w BCP): 12/2011: 10ER; 9M; 8FN; 2(5dt)= BFP (2 frosties)

    +HPT 4dp5dt; Betas: #1 9dp5dt=363; #2 11dp5dt=896; B/G Twins - c/s at 37wks2d due to HELLP Syndrome

  • Good luck Rics and Hugs Vee !!! Hoping for an all clear. When will you get lab results back? 
  • image Edwina.McDunnough:
    Good luck Rics and Hugs Vee !!! Hoping for an all clear. When will you get lab results back? 
    a week, i believe
    TTC 12/2009 Dx Severe MFI/azoo 6/2010

    IVF 1 (long lupron): mc 7w4d, D&C 11/23/10

    IVF 2 (antagonist w co cultures): cancelled 2x due to no sperm

    IVF 2.2: ER 6/9/11 3dt of 2 (1 frostie :), BFN

    IVF 3 (EPP w co cultures): 9/2011 (cancelled, irregular pap) LEEP 9/2011

    IVF 3.1 (11/2011) EPP w co cultures: 3dt of 3- BFN Again

    Natural sFET 1/2012: -ET of the "lone wolf (Wolfie)" 1/29

    Beta 2/8 BFP!! Betas: 119 @14dpo, 388 @16dpo, HB 6w2d 131!!

    dx GD @ 28 wks, insulin dependent

    *s/paif always welcome*


    Can't wait to meet Wolfie!!!


  • Awe poor pup! Hope he is okay!
    AlternaTickers - Cool, free Web tickers
    TTC since March/April 2010
    DX: MFI - less than 1 million sperm, 26% motility
    DH put on anastrozole to increase counts
    June/July 2011 100 mg Clomid + TS IUI#1 & IUI 2 - BFN :-(
    Forced break due to DH getting spinal surgery in August 2011
    IVF - January 2012: BFN
    FET in April 2012 - BFP at 6dp5dt! Beta #1 at 9dp5dt: 82.5, Beta #2 at 12dp5dt: 352 Beta #3 at 19dp5dt: 6000, saw heartbeat and one little bean at 5W6D!
    After nearly 3 years of waiting our LO was born December 18th 2012!
  • Poor baby!  :(

    Hope you get good news at 2:30!


    Me: PCOs DH: Perfect!
    4 Fresh IVF cycles + 1 FET where embies didn't survive the thaw = 2 perfect little men!
    Lilypie Second Birthday tickers
    sFET 11/9/11 - Beta 11/18 BFP!
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about Rico, I hate it when our pets are sick, and I know the feeling of leaving a petrified dog at the vet, so sad!! ((HUGS))
  • I know I am hopped up on hormones and this was an awful week for me but for some reason this really made me tear up.  Monday it was a year we lost our beloved Jack.  And your last sentence just really hit me, I know and remember all too well that petrified look.

    I hope everything is ok and I will be sending doggie prayers your way!!  Please make sure you update us!

    I am AMA and all tests on H came back normal
    3 failed IVF with OE and 2 failed frozen DE cycles
    Last fresh hail mary DE cycle starting Feb 2013
    PAIF/SAIF always welcome
  • Oh, I hope he comes out OK. I hate the feeling of leaving my scared dog with the vet.
    TTC #1 since June 2010
    Me: 36, DH: 42
    Dx: DOR and MFI

    DH: low count + very low motility; hormones all normal; Sperm DNA Frag. test = poor to fair; male karyotyping normal
    Me: FSH 13.4 + AMH 0.26 + hypothyroidism; Scratch the hypothyrodism (?); Blood clotting and immune panel all negative; endometrial biopsy normal

    IVF #1 (MDLF - Jul/Aug 2011): BFN (9R, 5M, 3F with ICSI, 3dt of 1 10-cell grade 2, no frosties)
    IVF #2 (EP-antagonist - Sep/Oct 2011): BFN (6R, 4M, 3F w/ ICSI, 3dt of 1 6-cell, 1 7-cell, grade 4s, no frosties)
    DE IVF #1 (shared cycle - June 2012): c/p (6R, 6F w/ICSI, 3dt 1 8-cell grade A- and 1 7-cell grade A-; no frosties)
    DE IVF #2 (shared cycle with new donor - Nov/Dec/ 2012): - BFP!!!!! 12/14/12. U/S on 12/27 shows twins!!!!!

  • It is so, so hard when our furbabies are sick. Sending lots of good thoughts for Rico's surgery, and for your anxiety! ((HUGS))

    2/11 Diagnosis: DOR-AMH .62, LPD and MFI-4% Morph
    IVF #1-July 2011 7/9/11-Started Stims
    7/20/11-ER:No eggs in 4/5 follicles. Left the 5th follie intact and converted to an IUI
    8/3/11-Beta #1=BFN,
    Nov, 2011 BFP #1=m/c at 7 wks 3 days
    11/11-AMH .47, IVF #2 March 2012...or not!! Surprise BFP on 2/19. Beta #1=161. Beta #2 305 Our little miracle girl is on her way! Due Oct 29, 2012
    <a href="
  • Sending lots of positive vibes to your Rico. I hope it's benign and nothing serious.
    TTC 12/2009
    Me: 32 - Stage II Endo / DH: 36 - Low count and morphology (1%)
    IUIs 1-3 BFN, lap Dec. 2010, IUIs 4-6 BFN
    IVF w/ICSI #1 - ER 2/8: 24R 19M 9F ET 2/13 2-5 day blasts (no frosties) = BFP - b/g twins!
    E & C Born 10/19/2012
    Lilypie First Birthday tickers
  • Oh no!  Lots of thoughts for Rico!
    TTC since April 2009 dx = PCOS; TTC History for DS - A FET miracle after 7 IUIs; 2 fresh transfers, and 1 other FET resulted in BFNs. Hoping and Praying for baby #2: Cycle 1 - FET; November 2012 BFN Next Steps - who knows? Lilypie Second Birthday tickers
  • oh no!  I'm so sorry to hear this and hoping everything turns out ok. 

    That look they give us when we leave them at the vet is the most heart wrenching thing ever.  It breaks me every time I have had to leave my Bowie at the vet for some procedure.

    keep us posted.

    **SAIF always welcome.**
    After 2+ years, 3 losses, 3 surgeries, 2 IVFs and 1 FET our little girl is here.
    Lilypie First Birthday tickers
    my read shelf:
    Lauren (babystinkbreath)'s book recommendations, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)
    Read in 2011: 56/55
    Read in 2012: 31/30
    Read in 2013: 1/25
    Follow Me on Pinterest

  • Good luck Rico. And ((hugs)) for you!

    Sending T&Ps your way!

    October 2010 - DX: MFI (low count/motility)
    BFP 8/22/11 m/c 9/4/11 @ 6wks
    BFP 9/8/12 U/S on 9/27/12 no baby

    10/2/12 D&C/Removal of Right Tube due to tublar pregnancy


    image image

  • Think of your sweet furbaby! Let us know how he's doing...
    Lucky SAHM to Grace


    2.5 years, 3 IUIs, 2 IVFs, and 1 FET

    Lilypie First Birthday tickers

    [img]" />
    Image and video hosting by TinyPicimage

  • Sending Rico puppy prayers. I hope he is ok!
  • Sending good vibes to Rico!!
    TTC since June 2009
    DX: MFI June 2010 & DOR Sept 2011
    Various forms of medicated cycles since June 2010
    IVF #1 tentatively scheduled for 2013
    Doing acupuncture and focus on weight loss in the meantime

    S/PAIF welcome



  • good luck, rico.

    praying that it is not cancer and he makes a speedy recovery. 

    TTC #2 since June '08

    ~*DD 10.21.07*~

    dx unexplained

    IUI #1-4 BFN

    IVF#1 June 2011 BFN

    IVF#2 Dec 2011

    Beta#1 12/21 : 812 Beta#2 12/23 : 1634

    EDD 8/25


  • Oh no. Lots of prayers he will be okay. That's so sad.
    PAIF and SAIF Always Welcome!
    TTC since 2007
    6 IUIs, 3 IVFs, and 2 m/c :< PCOS, Blood Clotting Disorder & MFI
    IVF #2 Aug 2011 is a BFN:<
    IVF #3 March 2012 is a BFN
    Not sure what to do now. Sad and lost.
    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
  • Oh poor Rico.. And poor Rico's mommy.. I pray it's not cancer and he will be up and healthy and back avoiding his sister in no time!! Parying for your little guy! (((HUGS)))

    Dx: PCOS, Anovulatory, Amenorrhea 2006
    TTC: Sept 2008
    IVF#1 Cancelled due to breast biopsy.05/01/20

    IVF#1.2- 9/2010 - Cancelled Oversurpressed

    IVF#2 Microdose Lupron 10/2010 Beta 11/09=BFN
    IVF#3 2/2011 - 2 blasts(2/25) Beta 03/11 =BFN
    IVF#4 Lupron 01/02 =2 blasts, beta's 1-4 198,234,398,3100!!BFP
    FET 3/2014 2 blasts BETA 3/20=BFP TWINS EDD 11/27 TEAM PINK!!!                   



  • It's so scary when our furbabies are sick or in surgery. I hope he comes through well and it's not cancer.

    TTC with severe MFI since 9/08 IVF w/ ICSI #1 May/June 2010= BFP twins
    Callan George and Bennett Charles born and died 11/7/10
    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
    FET #1 April 2011= BFN
    FET #2 July 2011= no transfer because my lining sucked
    FET #3 February 2012= BFP! 1st beta 9dp5dt=314 2nd beta 11dp5dt=977 1st U/S 3/20 Twins- Heart rates of 111 and 138 Pregnancy Ticker
    Living After Losing
  • Oh no!  I hate it when furbabies are sick, they are so scared and helpless.  I am thinking so many good thoughts for your little Rico!
    TTC since 07/2009
    Me: PCOS, Blood/Immune Issues DH: Low all 3
    Jun.- Sep. 2010 IUI#1-#3 = BFN
    Oct. 2010 = IVF #1 = B/G Twins (passed away Feb. 2011)
    May 2011 = Myomectomy and trans-abdominal cerclage (TAC)
    Sep. 2011 = Surprise BFP = C/P
    Feb. 2012 = sFET #1 = BFN
    Feb.2012 = Hail Mary IUI #4 = BFN
    April/May 2012 = FET #2 w/our last two embies = BFP (Please let this be it!)
    Beta #1 8dp5/6dt = 234 Beta #2 10dp5/6dt = 695 Beta #3 12dp5/6dt = 1796 Beta #4 17dp5/6dt = 17,888 U/S #1 May 17, 2012 = Twins
    Baby B's heart stop beating at 9 weeks 5 days
    Our little miracle baby is a boy. :)

    Baby Boy Owen and Baby Girl Avery were born too early on Feb. 13, 2011 due to a pedunculated fibroid, incompetent cervix and suspected placental abruption.
    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

    "What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose." - Henry Ward Beecher
    SAIF/PAIF Welcome
    Lots of love and luck to my PAIF/3T/IF Veteran ladies, especially my dear friend Zookie. Congrats to Papps, Teach84 and Starbuck on their little ones.
  • Poor doggy!  Hope all is well!
    Ellen & Chris 5/6/06
    TTC Since 10/2007 with no luck and a 'go with the flow' attitude
    1/1010 FINALLY decided to have testing done, dx MFI
    7/2010 - DH starts Clomid to increase testosterone and hopefully sperm count
    10/2010 - Still low (but improved) sperm count.
    11/30/10 - IUI #1 and only = BFN
    February 2011 - IVF #1 w/ ICSI =
    Chemical PG (Beta 1: 10, Beta 2: 19, Beta 3: 17) :-(
    April 2011 - IVF #2 w/ ICSI = BFN :-(
    September 2011 - IVF #3 w/ ICSI = BFFN
    November 2011 - AMH level tested - .83 (normal for age range)
    February 2012 - IVF #4 w/ ICSI = (best response ever yet still) BFFN
    April 2012 - DNA testing - NORMAL, RE suggests cycling again with own eggs or using DE
    On Break indefinitely...not sure we can afford the emotional and financial roller coaster anymore.
  • I hope everything goes well with his surgery and he has a quick recovery.  Praying it's not cancer and is something easily treatable.  Big hugs!

    Dx: Hyper-turned-hypothyroidism after RAI, Stage II Endometriosis, PCOS/annovulation

    Femara brought us our first-ever BFP after 5+ years!
    Beta #1 (13dpo) 40.8, Beta #2 (17dpo) 189.4, Beta #3 (24dpo) 3748.5

    Evangeline Rachel born at 37w via scheduled c-section due to IUGR and being breech


    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

    Pregnancy Ticker
  • Thinking about you and Rico!!! 

    After 6 long years of TTC and a traumatic birth... I finally got to hold my baby in my arms!

    'Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.'Psalm 37:4

    2006 start TTC

    2007 Start w/ RE (Endo and MFI previous marriage)/ 2008 Vericocele surgery/3 clomid cycles
    2009 Lap removed stage III endo/ 2 failed IUI/ Divorce

    2011 Remarried
    October 2011 Dx: Endo & DOR/ November 2011- clomid & TI cycle
    January 2012 IVF~  Flare protocol 10 ER/ 9 mature fertilized with ICSI/ ET- 2 Grade A Blasts/ 4 frozen= BFN
    Febuary 2012- -Endo Biopsy/  MTHFR diagnosis
    March 8- FET 2 grade A blasts= BFP!!!!

    November 2012-  Charles was born by emergency C-Section

    Dealing with:
    Stage III Endo/ DOR/ MTHFR two mutations C677T & A1298C

    Currently TTC #2  FET planned January 2014

  • Hugs V, hope everything is just fine with Rico.  My older dog went through the exact same thing, I know it's so scary :(  
    TTC #1 since 7/09

    Me: 31; DH: 35 (Leukemia Survivor!)

    DOR, MTHFR a1298c (homozygous)

    9/10-12/10 2 Clomid + TI cycles and 2 Clomid + IUI Cycles = BFN

    9/11 IVF w/ICSI #1: 7R, 6F; 5dt of 2 blasts, 2 frozen; Beta#1 = 174 Beta#2 = 110 Beta#3 = 334 Beta#4 = 246 e/p - Treated with 2 rounds of MTX

    11/23/11 FET #1 = c/p

    3/12 IVF w/ICSI #2: 3/16 5ER, 2M, 2F w/icsi; 3/21 5dt of 2 blasts; 4/4 Beta #1=1423 4/9 Beta #2=>5000 BFP!



    BabyFruit Ticker

  • Poor puppy! I hope it is just fatty tissue.

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! We are Team Pink x 2!!

    K & K born 11/21/14 at 38wks 4 days


    SAIF/PAIF Welcome

  • oh my gosh, i hope rico is OK! that is so scary :( i hope you get some answers soon.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I hope he's okay.
    TTC since 3/07. IVF#1 = canceled. IVF#2 = 0% fertilization. IVF#3 = BFN. IVF#4 = c/p.  
    Moving forward with Adoption 2017!
  • Oh no.  I hope he's ok.  (((HUGS)))
    IVF #3 = Feb 2012
    beta#1 3/21 (14dp3dt)=413, beta#2 3/23 (16dp3dt)=785, u/s 4/11
    EDD 11/25/12
    **SAIFW** Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I'm keeping rico in my thoughts today.
    ::: Married June 2003:::
    TTC #1 since: Aug. 2008
    Me: 34, DOR, MTHFR-A1298C (heterozygous), decreased blood flow to uterus, Mild Endo
    DH: 38, Balanced translocation 5&10, unexplained MFI, normal SA and SCSA
    Tx History: IUI 1&2= BFN
    IVF# 1 W/ICSI= BFN
    IVF# 2: cancelled d/t no response
    IVF# 3= 1 egg retrieved=immature/not viable
    IVF# 4= c/p
    ***CCRM ODWU***
    Found DHs BT and Me-decreased blood flow to uterus
    Recommended DE IVF w/PGD, incorporate electro-acupuncture. Decided to cycle locally
    ***New RE***
    DE IVF# 1(cycle #6) w/pgd, (freeze all): 30R, 23M, 15F, slow/poor embryo development, 4 biopsied, 1 Normal "Norm"; DE IVF w/PGD, incorporate electro-acupuncture. 
    IVF# 6: (OE/DS) cancelled
    IVF# 7: (OE/DS) 1R, 1M, 1F, arrested day 5
    Plan-DE IVF# 2 (cycle #8): DE/DS in May 2015
    imageimage image 
  • I would be a wreck! I hope everything goes smoothly and your pup is ok!
    Two years, two rounds of IVF, AH, ICSI & Acupuncture brought us sweet baby G born 10/20/11

This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards