It's a boy! 04/12/07
I just found out this morning that I am pregnant! We have been
trying for about 14 months to conceive, and it just wasn't
happening. I went to my doctor four days ago and asked for a repeat
HSG in case my tubes had scarred from the last C-Section, and a few
days later I found out that won't be necessary! I will update as
soon as I find out if the baby is in the uterus and everything looks
Noah Robert Rothermel
Born: April 12, 2007
At 8:59 AM
6 lbs 14 oz
18 1/2 inches
He is such a doll! We can't
wait to share more pictures with everyone!
I just wanted to update that I am over halfway in my pregnancy and
everything is wonderful. We found out that were are having a baby
BOY! God is good. This wouldnít be possible without the staff at Rio
Bravo. I will update after we have the baby!
It has been about 6 months since my reversal and I took a pregnancy
test and I found out we are pregnant! The baby is due May 6, 2007! I
have had numerous blood draws and finally an ultrasound and the baby
is in the uterus where it belongs! So everything is looking
GREAT so far.
Thank God for everything and the miracles that he works. And
also Thank-You Dr. Levi and Dr. Perez for helping make our dream
come true. I will update again further in my pregnancy.
Well, I will go ahead and add my reversal story, as I know how much
this site helped me make the decision to travel to Dr. Levi, and I
hope to be able to help someone else out there.
My trip started out on February 3, 2006 where I boarded the plane to
McAllen. Aside from plane delays to missed layovers, we got to
McAllen safely. I brought my mom with me, so my husband could stay
at home with our three children. Well we decided to rent a car,
big mistake! Take my advice, and take the shuttle! We got
lost going to the hospital and it was getting dark out since our
plane was delayed. Well itís not the easiest thing to be asking for
directions in Mexico not speaking Spanish! But the locals were
very nice and I knew some words in Spanish, so we got there.
When we walked in I was SO impressed. The hospital is very
clean and sanitary. I saw Dr. Levi a few minutes after walking in,
and immediately felt at ease. We got put into room two, and
thatís where we were to stay the night. We went down to the La
Mansion hotel where we got supper. Everyone in Rio Bravo is so
nice, they translated our menu for us and everything. I met up with
other couples who were also having the surgery, and we talked, and
then I went back to the hospital.
I was awoken at 5:30 am to get ready for surgery. I have really bad
veins for blood and IV, and I canít believe I thought that
communications might be a problem. Dr. Moreno the
anesthesiologist actually came in himself and started the IV, no
pain nothing! So I said bye to my mom, and got taken back to
the OR. It looks just like a US OR, nothing ďsubstandardĒ like
people might make you think when you mention Mexico. I climbed up
onto the table and was told to lie in a fetal position. At
that time tears started to fall as I was very apprehensive about the
epidural. I saw the nurse putting the ďsleepy juiceĒ into my IV, and
I felt Dr. Moreno cleaning off my back. The next thing I remember I
was being rolled over onto my back. I didnít feel a single thing! I
looked up at the doorway and saw the cross that everyone refers to
and felt at ease knowing God was watching over me, and guiding the
Dr.ís hands in restoring my fertility. I feel asleep during the
surgery, but every time I was awake Dr. Moreno was right there with
me asking me how I was doing. Dr. Levi also took time to talk to me
during the surgery letting me know what he was finding. And
they took plenty of pictures for me! I canít wait to get them
developed! I was in surgery about 2 hours, as I had a lot of scar
tissue and adhesions on my left side. Dr. Levi and Dr. Perez took
the time and care to remove it all.
I was told after surgery that I have 6cm on both sides. Itís up to
God and my husband now. I felt a little tired that afternoon, so I
told my mom that I was going to take a nap. She said that she was
going to go to Progresso and do some souvenir shopping. Well, next
thing I know she lost the keys to the rental car! So Dr. Levi
being the kind man that he is, drove to Progresso to make sure she
was able to get back to the hospital! Bless his heart.
No US doctor would go rescue your mom who lost the keys!
I didnít use any of my medication that they give you to use through
your epidural. I had it taken out as soon as Dr. Levi would
allow it, I couldnít lie down well with it in. As soon as he had it
out I felt much better. I slept pretty well that night, and awoke
the next morning. In the morning I spent time with two of the other
reversal women, Amy and Lisa. It is so nice to know other women that
are at the same point I am. I hope Lisa, Amy, and I keep in touch
for a long time! We all walked down to Subway, thank goodness that
Lisa spoke Spanish! I would have never been able to get my food
without her! I spent the rest of my time there with the other
ladies, until my cab came to take us to the airport. (The rental car
had to be towed back with no keys!) Lisa and I were on the same
plane to Houston, so we sat and chatted the whole way. Definitely
make sure you ask the airport for a wheelchair though, because you
will not be up to walking through the airport!
God Bless Dr. Levi, Dr. Perez, and Dr. Moreno for everything that
they have done for me. Itís like a dream come true.
Jacqui & AJ
Zachary 8/05 Ė 12/05
TR: 2/06 6cm both sides
Noah Robert Rothermel