Sarah Bray and Bonnar Bray are organizing this fundraiser.
This is all about our family's fertility journey, and having the support from our family and friends. Please keep us in your prayers, we would love any words of encouragement and love as this has been a private journey for us but we would love to have this as a fundraiser that you can support us through this journey. Bonnar and I Have been together since September 24th 2010 and We got Married July 18th 2015, and one thing we have been wanting for years is to grow our family with babies of our own. After we got married I got off of birth control and we knew it may take a little while to get pregnant, we tried for over 2 years and our first dr told us to keep trying, no explanation at all. In February 2018 I talked to friends and did a ton of research on who was a great obgyn and the office I called Is Idaho stork with Dr Lovelace, I spoke to the receptionist and she set me up with an amazing Dr in my office Angela Latta is amazing. I was nervous at my first appt but Angela put me at ease and let me know what was going on, she spoke with me about my issues and come to find out I was not ovulating and it was because my ovaries where covered in cysts that is when she diagnosed me with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). With PCOS your body creates too much insulin which causes the cysts and mine looked like a porcupine completely covered. Angela prescribed me Metformin ER and I have been on that since and after being on it I started ovulating again, I started having more normal cycles and I could feel my body working. Anglea sent Bonnar to get his Sperm checked and it came back normal which is fantastic news. After a few months Angela asked that we do a check on my fallopian tubes a very painful test that requires dye injected in your uterus to make sure there is good flow throughout your fallopian tubes, it is called a hysterosalpingogram or HSG. After the test we found out that my left fallopian tube is completely closed but good news my right is Wide open and flowing well, you can still get pregnant with one it can be a bit harder. I see angela once a month on when I start my cycle on day 1 2 or 3 to get an ultrasound to make sure I have no cysts and I can be put back on the Clomid, every month! She had me go on Clomid to help with Ovulation and month after month my cycle kept coming, she changed me to fumera which is another fertility med that has a higher success rate and I started ovulating monthly great news. We gave my body a rest in october of 2019 because Angela thought it may help to start fertility shots in November we started Fertility shots and they include 2 shots of a FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) called Menapure that the near your ovaries in your uterus through your skin on day nine, very painful. It feels as though there is a huge balloon filling your uterus and caused some massive cramps and it is all day to recover I pushed through. On day 12 you go in and get a ultrasound and she looks at my follicles to make sure they are around 12-15 mm and when they get to that point (for me day 14-16) she does a shot of 10,000mg HCG in my hip. We just finished our third round of shots and we found out that we are not pregnant again and today February 14th 2020 i saw Angela again and we are going to to back to clomid this month to try to shock my system, I am going to start walking at least.5 days a week to get some exercise and eat very very clean, she did a blood draw today to see if I have any other allergies to add to my list of ever growing ones. We believe I may be allergic to milk, eggs, gluten, or something else that may be causing me to gain weight and having digestive issues. I am allergic to shellfish, soy protein, garbanzo beans, monk fruit sweetener, avocados, and peanuts.
This is a place for you to give us encouragement, pray for us, and help us and believing and receiving being blessed with children of our own.
**Fertility treatments are not covered by insurance they are very expensive so this is a very hard journey, and Bonnar and I appreciate you all.
Some monthly costs:
Fumera 5 day supply $3 Clomid 5 day supply $20ish FSA shot x2 =$153.80 Metformin ER $3 one month supply 10,000mg HCG shot $125 Dr Visit $30 copays each visit
Once done in 2018
hysterosalpingogram $350 Sperm Test $84
New costs: Sperm prep for IUI $265 IUI injection $150
New cost, where we need help! IVF costs between 18,000 to 25,000+ for one round, please help
Please only positivity not negative comments, we will post updates as we can and share some of the emotions we are feeling throughout our journey, we love you all, thank you for all your love, prayers and support!
November 10th was a very long day but we learned so much...long story short we are starting our next phase of fertility and moving on to IVF (invetro fertilization). It will be an expensive but well worth it journey, we have alot of testing and figuring out finances to be able to go through with the process, please keep us in your prayers as we know God will provide. If you have any great ideas for fundraising that we can do please let us know...thank you for keeping us in your prayers throughout our journey to have healthy baby(ies) and a healthy pregnancy. We will keep you posted though our journey as well! (The cost will range from ($18,000 to $25,000 for one cycle) Our doctor is Doctor Tobler. Thank you
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