Monday, October 30, 2006

The fert report

The waiting in IVF and well, infertility, is almost unbearable. I could watch my chest rise and fall with each heartbeat while waiting for the call. Since this is the place IVF #1 crashed and burned we were obviously quite anxious. At my clinic the morning after ER call comes in at 7 am. Last time is came at 6:47 and this time at 7:04. Fortunately the new this time was a bit better.

15 eggs retrieved
13 mature and ICSI'd
5 fertilized normally

O.K. - breathe a little sign of relief. He did say the fert rate was low and they shoot for at least 65% but I am just happy that any made it at all. Also, the egg quality was a bit better than last by some inner shell in my eggs was a bit hard to puncture. Since my DH already has compromised swimmers could this be our problem? I guess I am still looking for some explanation.

Now I have my next item to obsess about - making it to the transfer. The embryologist said that 98% of fertilized embryos will make it. I guess that is a pretty good odd, right? Although I can't help but remind myself that nothing else goes as planned so why would I not be the 2% that fail. Then I have to worry about grading - does it ever end?

Well, on the bright side - this is the closest we have ever come and we now have 5 little ones incubating. Let's hope they hang in there and want to meet us on Wednesday.

6 comments:

Becky said...

Hey--your stats sound spectacular this time around--5 is HUGE! There's a big possibility that they will ALL will make it thru, and I really hope that this cycle continues to be good. Thanks for posting on my blog--Oh, and yes I am in the SCA ;)

DD said...

Josie, that's great! I'm so relieved for you. I know Wednesday seems a long ways off, but I hope more good news is worth the wait.

Hopeful Mother said...

I hope the 5 continue to do well and that Wednesday comes quickly...

not so fertile girl said...

Thanks for your encouraging comments. I pray that your little fellas continue to grown and Wednesday comes quickly.

Kristin said...

This is excellent news! All it takes is just one of those petits oeufs to stick around. The best things take time and are worth waiting for - like a good wine, right? Hang in there til Wednesday.

Makariya said...

5 is great. I hope they all pull though. Good luck. I will be crossing my fingers and toes for you. Hang in there.