October 30, 2008

Help - A Medication/Packing Question

For once, my body has cooperated. I finished the Provera last Friday, and CD1 showed up yesterday. That means we purchased plane tickets last night, stims start on Sunday, and we're jetting off to the clinic on Tuesday night (Election night) so that we'll be there for the first stim u/s on Wednesday.

Now, for a stupid question: How do I transport the stim drugs, which require refrigeration? I don't want to send them ahead, because I would be nervous about something happening to them. But how do I keep them refrigerated for 2 hours at the airport, a 2-hour flight and then the 2 or 3 hours while we collect our luggage, get our rental car and get to the hotel?

When the meds were shipped, they came in cold packs, but I don't know if those are reusable. (And, come to think of it, I don't know if R kept them or tossed them in the trash.) Last time we did this, we drove to the other clinic, because it was much closer. Because of that, we were able to just stick them in a cooler in the trunk of the car.

There's probably an easy answer staring me in the face, but frankly, I'm too tired to see it.


MrsSpock said...

I think an insulated lunch bag with a cold pack or two should be sufficient for keeping it cool for 6 hours. Just keep it with you in your carry-on.

Hopeful Mother said...

Agree w/ mrsspock. In fact, I didn't refrigerate any of my meds except the HcG since it explicitly said it should be refrigerated.

I used Repronex for stims and just kept them out of extreme temps (room temp).

Grad3 said...

Sounds like mrs spock and hopeful have it covered. Good luck!!!!!

MamaSoon said...

I agree with mrsspock. Also, ask the clinic to fax you a letter so you have no problems getting through with needles and vials. they shouldn't bother you anyway but just in case.

MamaSoon said...

Have a safe flight tomorrow!

MamaSoon said...

Now I just seem like a cyber stalker. ;-)

I just wanted to let you know that I posted something you might find interesting. http://quenous.blogspot.com/2008/11/intralipids-ivig-cgh-and-more.html