Friday, April 1, 2011

Back to the drawing board

As we thought everything was coming together to start injections/medicines for a February retrieval, they easily fell apart.  We were very excited that we were flying in our donor for her medical screening and everything was starting to come together.  Our surrogate passed all of her medical screening and psych evaluation.  Good news as we are really looking forward to working with J.  We rushed to have our donor fly in to meet the date our surrogate wanted to be pregnant by, to only learn that our donor did not pass her medical screening.  We were not only disappointed, but sadden that our donor was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia C. Fanconi Anemia type C is an inherited disorder in which the body cannot properly produce a protein that protects DNA from damage.  The defective proteins results in an impaired ability of bone marrow to produce all types of blood cells, which can lead to abnormal bones and organs, as well as developmental delay.  A shortage of white blood cells makes the body more susceptible to infection and cancer.  1 in 100,000 people are effected by Fanconi Anemia type C.  

So, we are back to the drawing board...

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