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!!!



  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.

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

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

  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.