Thursday, January 31, 2008

the update...



today is day 3. of the 11, we had
grade 1: 0
grade 2: 0
grade 3: 4
grade 4: 4
grade 5: 3

evenly split between icsi and ivf. grade 1 is the best and grade 5 is the worst. we transfered two grade 3's (the ones above) one icsi and one ivf. they will grow out the other 6 and will freeze them if any make it to blast but they told us not to get our hopes up.

i questioned why i went from 50 follies to 23 eggs and they said usu the follicle:egg ratio is 90%. however with hyperstim, coasting and ant.agon all of which i got or had, it drops alot. he's seen as low as 25% follicle:egg but most are around 50%. he said the coasting intentionally kills some off.

lessons learned for next time i guess. still, i'm trying to remain hopeful and optimistic but not too hopeful or optimistic. i was really hoping for some to freeze so i'd never have to stim again, but then if this cycle works i'll get over it pretty frikking quickly.

love to all my cycle sistahs.

12 comments:

DD said...

My clinic has that kind of grading as well and my doctor said that to get a grade 1 or 2 is very rare based on their criteria. I do know some bloggers who are told their embryos are grade 1 (perfect), but remember that the embryologist's grading is not necessarily standardized.

I'm glad to see that you still had all 11 though. Good luck.

Rho said...

I felt they same way you did with my last cycle, although on a MUCH smaller scale. Started with 17 follies, 6 eggs, 1 to transfer.

On to the dreaded 2WW, I am crossing all appendages for you!

Heather said...

Did they tell you that ratio beforehand? Or did they let you think you were going to have 50?

Keeping my fingers crossed that the others become beautiful blasts!

Meghan said...

Hoping those 2 are getting nice and cozy in there.

And they really should have told you that what they expected beforehand

Sunny said...

Major hugs! Hoping for good things. I understand keeping yourself grounded. It is easier to rise than fall sometimes.

Geohde said...

I'll be hoping on your behalf, if that's ok?

xx

J

LJ said...

Snuggle in, little ones! Don't make your mom go through this again!

In and Out of Luck said...

Hoping and finger crossing over here. I'm glad they had two grade 3s to transfer. Waiting with you.

SaraS-P said...

Best of luck!

Heather said...

I only asked because that is what makes me mad about my clinic...they will let me think everything is great. I would think, "50 eggs, that ROCKS!"

It would just make me mad that they wouldn't tell me until afterwards. It is just typical of how my clinic runs and it drives me nuts. I wish they would be more upfront with me. Instead they tell me everything looks great and then afterwards when I am depressed about the failed cycle they tell me how it looked "borderline" from the beginning.

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