I know I still owe you guys a post about our one-day work up last Friday, and that's coming, I swear! I have been completely swamped at work, making it hard to post.
But in the meantime, I wanted to fill you in on a new development. As of yesterday, our agency donor cleared the initial screening process at the Denver clinic. It had been a bit delayed because she apparently had a blind cousin.
Blind cousin! We were nearly derailed by a blind cousin! Apparently there are several congenital causes of blindness and because this cousin died in a car crash (I'm assuming he was not the driver), he cannot be tested. But finally, after a lengthy hold up, the genetics counselor signed off on this cousin situation. Yesterday afternoon.
And then miraculously, our donor was immediately scheduled and flown in this morning to have her one-day work up.
That's right, less than 24 hours after passing the Denver paper screen, they are evaluating her in person. Incredible. Someone must really be looking out for us.
In fact, our donor's one-day work up is happening RIGHT NOW! (gulp)
- psychological evaluation (including MMPI-2)
- baseline ultrasound
- physical exam
- pap smear/breast exam
- urine toxicology screen
- blood typing
- CBC/chem panel
- communicable diseases panel
- and genetic testing (karyotype, cystic fibrosis, fragile x, spinal muscular atrophy, and hemoglobinopathy)
So fingers crossed. I promise to post shortly about our one-day work up experience - and will do the same about hers, once I receive any info. To give a brief summary, our one-day work up was much more stressful than we anticipated. Everything turned out fine, but Will and I both returned home exhausted.
More to come on this and other topics.