I did hear back from Dr. Kim's office yesterday. My levels aren't improving. My first infusion was 25 grams and my body as you know couldn't handle it so they dropped it to 5 grams last infusion. This infusion they will start bringing it back up at 10 grams. I did a spreadsheet on how my NK cells, TH1/Th2 & INF levels are looking:
Blood work Results
Original blood work 9/2013
NK assay 50:1- 18.5 (should be 15 or less)
Th1/Th2- (TNF) 43.8 (should be 30.6 or less)
INF- 21.6 (should be 20.5 or less)
1st IVIG treatment 25 grams 1/6/2014
NK assay 50:1- 14.2 (should be 15 or less)
Th1/Th2- (TNF) 38.8 (should be 30.6 or less)
INF- 15.6 (should be 20.5 or less)
2nd IVIG treatment 5 grams 2/7/2014
NK assay 50:1- 25.3 (should be 15 or less)
Th1/Th2- (TNF) 36.7 (should be 30.6 or less)
INF- 24.5 (should be 20.5 or less)
3rd IVIG treatment 10 grams 2/28/2014
NK assay 50:1- 0 (should be 15 or less)
Th1/Th2- (TNF) 0 (should be 30.6 or less)
INF- 0 (should be 20.5 or less)
Looks like my second infusion was a total bust. I am hoping this one makes a difference.
I also looked through my blog to see what we were doing for all my pregnancy cycles and this is what I came up with:
It seems out of 6 iui's we got pregnant three times.
Out of 2 ivfs we got pregnant once.
Out of MANY TI cycles we got pregnant once.
So Al and I decided we will get in as many IUI cycles as possible before we move on this summer. I think we are even going forward with them if we only have one or two follicles. Iui's seem to be more successful for us.