Let's get the not so good news out of the way: Hubby is still in the hospital. He was supposed to come home today but his fever spiked again and they are now running more tests and cultures. His white blood cell count is almost back to normal but he needs to be fever free for 24 hours before they release him. I am so ready for him to be home!!
Now the good news: I finally scheduled my post-IVF consult and it is tomorrow. I will discuss with the RE a plan for the next FET. And the really, really, so very good news is that our next FET will only cost.....drum roll please! $1000. Yep, one thousand dollars. This is their normal FET fee for their IVF patients and since we chose a batch of embryos with enough for more than one try we now only pay their regular FET fee. Well, the regular fee is $1400 but only $1000 if you do the monitoring locally. This means that we may be able to do the next FET in April or May.
Next time I will fly there, get a shuttle to the hotel and then a cab to the clinic. So we need to come up with the $1000 cycle fee, $265 for the u/s, about $150-200 for the hotel, $350-400 for the flight and then $100 for cab and food. I plan to stay close to the clinic as to not pay a lot on cab fare. So all in all about $2000. We have about $200 put aside already but have to raise the rest. We will get a little bit back in taxes and we will add that to it as well. I am having a yard sale next month and hope for about $200 from that. The first $100 won't be too hard, but we will need to get creative for the rest. We can put some on a credit card, but we really don't want to be left with any debt once this is over. I would hate to still be paying off our last cycle and not be pregnant. It is not the worst thing in the world, I know, but something we really don't want to do.
So now to get moving and start saving!!! Any and all fundraising ideas are appreciated! :)