The following month we returned to hospital to find out the answer to the most important question of all. The doctor was late and then she couldn’t find the papers. You have no idea how Sa and I were on the edge of our seats. Na and the family phoned every few minutes until we eventually got ushered into her office. we held our breath.
Yes, She is pregnant, says the doctor.
Sa and I both had enormous smiles on our faces when we walked out. Sa because she was pregnant , and me, for the same reason and also because it wasn’t going to cost me any more for IVF treatment.
Now the dust has settled, we understand that for a woman of 45 its unusual for IVF to work the first time so I guess we were luck, or as Sa would say thank Budha!
Before I get on to daily blogging I have some catching up to do.
In this first entry I want to outline ourIVF procedure and the costs for anyone that is interested.
When we went for our original consultation the doctor said everything was possible but she was worried about Sa’s age. At 45 years old the doctor felt her eggs were probably not going to be strong enough. So after some family discussion Sa’s sister Na who is 35 years old said she was happy to donate her eggs.
The doctor wasn’t even sure she was young enough but, as it turns out she had very strong healthy eggs. So after 3 weeks of hormone injections for Na, blood tests for all three of us, the day came where I had to go and dutifully perform while the doctor extracted the eggs from Na.
Apparently she took 16 eggs from which they fertilized the biggest 8, of which 6 and the unfertilizer 8 where put into deep storage “just in case”, while the remaining two were made ready for Sa.
The following week Sa and I returned to Phya Thai Hospital where the doctor insert two fertilized eggs back into Sa.
The cost of all this, around 220,000 baht which translates to about 4500 Pounds. Much less than you would pay in England I think.