Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our Romantic Getaway

Aaron and I spent our first two nights away from Paisley this week.  Unfortunately, it entailed Aaron being hospitalized and me sleeping on a cot while nurses came in all hours of the night.  Maybe you'd like more of an explanation...

Aaron had a NASTY virus starting Friday night which caused high fevers (over 103 while taking tylenol), chills, extreme fatigue, etc.  You know, the good old flu type symptoms.   He was better enough by Monday morning that he went to work but had the other vet do the surgeries.  While his flu-like symptoms were getting better, his muscle aches and weakness were getting worse.  Not normal.

He realized that he couldn't even write with a pen due to tremors in his hands.  We thought about it for a while that evening and finally decided that we were worried enough to go to the ER.  Which we NEVER do.  The only other time we went was when my uterus tried to rot out following my ovarian drilling. 

Luckily we did, because he was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis which is a breakdown of muscle tissue which can cause kidney failure and even death.  He was admitted and kept on IV fluids while they ran LOTS of tests to try to decide what had caused this.  All the labs have been negative so far, so we left without many answers.   The docs don't think we need to worry about it recurring and feel like it was just a really bad virus.  (He was negative for flu A&B, all tick-borne illnesses, etc.)

So, I stayed with him the whole time and my mom kept Paisley.  I was actually so focused on him that it wasn't too hard on me at all.  He and I tried to make the most of our "getaway" by watching TV together and making jokes about everything we could.  That's what I love most about this guy.  We make the best of bad situations.

We missed our RE appointment on Wednesday, obviously, but I'll reschedule once this all blows over.  We had a doc's appointment this morning to re-check his labs and we go again in 2 weeks for infectious disease, but maybe shortly after that.  In case you're wondering, my OPK's have all been very negative this month and my temp chart is like a slightly bumpy yet very level road equaling no ovulation.  :(


  1. Oh geez, I hope he's feeling better! That's pretty scary. And boooo to the no ovulation!

  2. Oh no that is horrible!!! I hope he is feeling better!!!

    Maybe the stress of the illness in the house could be delaying your ovulation.

  3. Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you guys went to the ER! Poor Aaron, thank goodness he's on the mend!