Saturday, December 29, 2007

Empty Nest

Thinking about re-naming site to empty nest, instead of empty uterus.

We met with RE yesterday who finalized the repronex plan. She answered all of our millions of questions and suggested we go to the pharmacy when we asked about the price of the medication. Initially, the pharmacy tech explained that it would be $100.00 - she had 5 boxes sitting there. We thought OK, so $100.00 for meds + about $350 - $550 a cycle for Ultrasounds (you know - the really fun kind) and another $100 or so for co-pays, additional meds (hcg) and whatever else that may fall our way. So somewhere between $500 - $700 per cycle. I clarified " So, for $100.00 we get all 5 boxes"? No, she replied, it's $100.00 PER BOX. Quick Math - $500 meds, $350- $550 for U/S + $100 for other "stuff"- $900+ guarenteed a cycle - OUCH....... Ok, so how much for the smelling salts so I can get my husband alert and off of the floor?

We did the math pretty quickly, questioning ourselves on why we would spend our money on something that is not guareenteed just so we could make the difference in the life of a child. On the way out the door we revisited the aspect of foster-adoption and adoption in general. A quick history - DH and I have been married for 7 years this coming March and have agreed from the beginning that if we could'nt get pregnant, we would indeed adopt because there are just too many kids out there who need to be loved and raised in a healthy environment. We decided to start the process for Foster-adopting. BTW, we paid $85.00 for this office visit with the RE to discover we will be stopping our treatments, but I'm not bitter.

We broke the news to family and close friends, most are supportive.

Next Wednesday, I will contact our local DPSS for our County and look into the Foster-adopt program. VERY EXCITING.


Vivien said...

It will be exciting - I wish you the best of luck.

Io said...

Good luck tomorrow!

Beagle said...

Good Luck on your new path! (here via Mel)