Thursday, September 8, 2011

There's Some Good News and There's Some Bad News...

Good News:  10 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 6 are still alive and kicking this two days after retrieval.

Bad News:  The retrieval was a horrible experience for both DH and myself.  I went into shock, likely from the meds, the nurse said.... all through the account of DH since I remember nothing.... apparently my blood pressure went to 60/40 and I was unresponsive for over 2 hours... my DH still can't talk about it much, saying that it traumatized him... he apparently thought I was dead.  I will spare some of the other details, but the nurse said this has happened before, although it is rare. 

Good News:  I'm still alive and blood pressure is normal!

Bad News:  I have some symptoms of hyperstimulation...shortness of breath, weight gain and lightheadedness.....  went to my RE today and she cleared me and gave me an inhaler for my breathing.

Good News:  The lab tech guy called and said that my RE only wants to go to day 5 blast stage if I have 6 perfect embryo.  Apparently, 2 days after retrieval the ideal embryo have 4 cells.  Two of my embryo have 4 cells (tech said those ones are good so far), two of the other embryo have 3 cells (tech said those are likely okay too).

Bad News:  The other two embryo are 7 and 8 cell, whatever that means.  The tech guy said he doesn't like to use the word 'bad' to describe embryo, but I got the implied picture.  So it looks like I won't be trying to get to blast.

Good News:  I will likely get to transfer two embryo tomorrow, which I have wanted all along.... my RE was strongly recommending (read:  demanding) that I only tranfer one if they made it to blast stage.

So tomorrow is a big day!  Two beautiful beautiful embryo will be transferred and hopefully snuggle comfortably in my uterus, prepared to stay there for a solid nine months!!!

Cheers.

4 comments:

  1. Sorry you had such a scary experience. Your poor husband - I feel so bad for him. Yay for the good fertilization report! Thinking of you during your transfer tomorrow.

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  2. Wow, that sounds really scary. I'm glad your ok! Good luck tomorrow!

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  3. Harrowing! Glad to hear that you made it through. Hope the transfer goes much more smoothly...

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  4. That's a great report. Sorry about the hyperstim and post-op stuff-yikes!

    If it's any consolation, female embryos tend to be "slow cleavers". You never know, those 3 cells may turn out to be the best ones yet.

    Thinking about you and wishing you the best.

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