Last night when we landed I saw I had a VM.
It was Dr. M.
She had already talked to the embryologist--and 18-19 were mature! These are stellar maturity rates for US.
She also said the eggs looked "much better" and the polar bodies were not fragmented. Last go-around our polar bodies were all fragmented--some severely. While there is mixed data on what this indicates it isn't normal and who wants fragmented polar bodies? Not us.
As she said on the phone, it is one hurdle and we still have many to go. We've had a bad fertilization report when the eggs were mature in the past (on IVF #3 and 4, but 4 was the one with the ugly polar bodies) but our first two IVFs, almost all of the mature eggs fertilized...so here's hoping.
That's the phone call we get today.
It was so nice of her to call and leave us that message! She herself sounded relieved, if not a teeny bit excited.
They let some (maybe all?) of the eggs sit in culture for a couple of extra hours to help...of course I googled this last night, exhausted as I was, and it kind of freaked me out because it is usually better to ICSI/IMSI sooner rather than later...but again I'm trusting their noggins.
I'm back at work. Exhausted, sore, swollen (that's what 2+ liters of IV fluid will do to you) but back.
Stupid dog love--especially when you've been away nearly two weeks--is the best.
More to come....
2 years ago