Jul 09, 2013 - 8:09 pm
Well Kyle is currently undergoing his 4th round of chemotherapy out of 6 rounds.
As time approaches, he will be undergoing a stem cell transplant and we were under the assumption that Kyle's fertility would not be affected by his current chemo regime. However, no one mentioned the fact that the stem cell transplant would indeed make him infertile. I have been researching this and stupid me, should of known! Of course, a higher-dose than what he is receiving now would make him infertile! I think I am in a bit of shock and denial right now. What do we do?
Is it possible to perserve his sperm before the procedure? Will they even allow that as he is still undergoing treatment? Lastly, even if they do allow it, I would hate is for our child to suffer and have some type of abnormality due to us?
As I type this, I do not even know what to write as there is so much on my mind. We were under the assumption that he was going to be okay in terms of his fertility due to what Dr. Nowakowski told us at the Mayo Clinic. We decided to not go through with the sperm banking because of that reasoning and second, insurance would not cover any of it and it would all be out of pocket. I am so confused.
Does anyone know anything in reference to infertility and stem cell transplant?
Why is this so complicated? Why is this stupid cancer chasing us around in every aspect!?