[quote=KCsquared]Hey Gigi! My husband has double Delta f508 so we already know that all of our very much hoped for future babies will be carriers because no matter what they inherit one copy from him. I did however get tested to see if I was a carrier and I am not! At least not any of the mutations that are tested for. We are not planning on testing the embryos for CF.
What is your story? I’m glad you were able to get mutation information! Are you planning on testing embryo’s? Sorry if too many questions!
We have ER then ICSI then ET next week! Getting very excited :)[/quote]
I forget the exact mutation number. Its 40-?? In the 400s…as like to say. That mutation can cause very mild symptoms…colds/sinus/congestion. DH has bad sinus problems, but that is not a part of the mutation. Just bad sinuses. Lol. His mutation causes parts of or entire lack of vas deferens. So in his case, he has parts of that section missing. The connection is not whole (in other words). So not a lot of semen is produced. RE says we can get enough from him w/out aspirating. We can joke now, and I always say you’re the reason, yet I’m the one who’s going to grow through all of it? even got out of aspiration? He says “tough.” Yeah, we couldn’t joke before.
RE said straight to ICSI before he even knew what was causing it, only b/c the counts were so bad. I start BC after my cycle on the 20th. Hopefully we’ll be pregnant in July. We will not test the embryos. I’m not a carrier. So he said our baby has a 50% of being a carrier. That being said, he said if it’s a boy, we could ask that they test a wider range of mutations so we can know if he will have the same IF problems later. If it’s a girl, she could be a carrier, but it doesn’t affect a girl’s IF. Later on, if she was a carrier and had a boy, then taht would be another baby to test. Am I confusing you? Lol. Took me a while to think of all the possible outcomes.
Here’s the thing…no one in the family has CF…that we know of. His mom was in denial for a long time when I told her why we couldn’t have kids. Said, “How? No one has it.” (in spanish it’s very different. Lol) she wanted a second opinion. Finally convinced her it wouldn’t change the outcome. But then his cousin had a boy (second child) and she said the dr did a sweat test on him to see if he has CF. So sad. Still waiting on results. I told her about us (the fam knows we can’t have kids, but they don’t know the details.) So maybe they do have it in the family and have just been lucky this whole time. It’s a large family and half of them are men who have all had children. So they don’t have it. But maybe the females are passing it on.
Anyway, sorry for the long story. I get excited when I meet someone who knows what it’s like with our specific problem. Not many are just MF…and then fewer b/c of CF mutations.