Author: Mr DDU.
A couple of weeks ago we had the big week, when the magic was scheduled to happen. We had already paid for the IVF procedures and the drugs. We checked into our hotel the day before, near to the hospital where our IVF would be happening.
We were feeling excited, nervous, and apprehensive – we just wanted it to work and everything to go well. We had dinner at a restaurant/pub the night before seeing as we were staying in a hotel, it was very good.
Next morning we walked to the hospital, signed in and got ready for the operation. The first part of the process was to collect the baby ingredients.
But nothing about our journey seems to be routine. It didn’t work, we weren’t able to even get the baby ingredients, so we’ll have to go for a more complex extraction procedure, which will cost thousands more in hospital fees. We really can’t afford to pay for this on top of the IVF fees.
We are going to have to wait until our private health insurance kicks in, in October 5 months away. So it won’t be until November when we get another shot at this, they stop doing IVF cycles over the Christmas period, we only have a narrow window in 2016. So if we don’t hit November perfectly, we will have to wait until January or February 2017.
This really, really sucks. It’s already been 2 years since we started this journey and now we are going to have to add another half-year onto that. The tiniest of silver linings is that we will get most of the money we paid for IVF back. We will still be out of pocket for the hospital fee, hotel, drugs, food and petrol we paid for this trip which is upwards of $1,000 in total.
We have no idea how many tries it will take to be successful, so we will have to continue saving our cash into our ‘IVF fund’. We’ll be putting off investing until our IVF has worked and we get our long awaited baby.
Thanks for reading this article about our baby journey Down Under.
Onwards and upwards!