Oh, I'm so happy for you! I can just imagine how relieved you were when you received the good news. I really appreciate you sharing your experience. It's comforting to hear two successful ISCI for polyspermy stories. Thanks for the update and I hope the next five days bring more good news.
Hello and Happy Easter! This morning we were able to transfer 2 blastocysts. Out of the 15 that were fertilized, we are freezing one for now and we'll find out tomorrow how many additional embryos we'll be able to freeze. It was an unexpectedly emotional experience for both my husband and I. The doctor presented us with a picture of the two best looking blasts and asked if we wanted to transfer one or two - we decided two. I have read many blogs where women have only transferred one due to the increased risks to babies and mothers for twins, but we felt we made the right decision for us. Now we wait until April 9 for our blood test. I am filled with so many emotions - both with fear and joy. I continue to pray and have faith that this is God's plan.
DKT78 - Please keep me posted on how your cycle goes when you begin stims 4/5. Never lose faith and know that all things are possible when you believe. Regardless of the outcome of my blood test, I will always believe this experience was worth every ounce of effort and even pain. I truly believe this is my plan even though it has yet to be revealed to me.
Hi dkt78. Thanks for your thoughts; I've been wondering about how your treatment is going as well. The very good news is that after 2 failed rounds of clomid, 3 failed IUI's, 1 failed IVF, we finally received our BFP! It's something I never thought we would ever experience. And here we are. The unfortunate news is that because of my BFP, I have developed late onset OHSS and had been in the hospital earlier this week. In 4 days, I have gained 16 pounds and 10 inches around my waist. It has been one of the most painful things I have ever experienced. I had to have a paracentesis performed on Wednesday where they drained 2.5 liters of fluid from my abdomen. Because my abdomen was filled with so much fluid, some has gotten into my chest cavity and I now have a pleural effusion in my right lung. I will have another paracentesis performed tomorrow to drain more fluid as I have filled up again since Wednesday. Who knew a BFP woukd cause such pain. We are over the moon to be pregnant - I just wish it didn't come with all these extras. I've been told when the HCG my body produces levels off, that the OHSS will subside. I figure I have a few weeks to go. Ahhhhh!!! OHSS is a real mother ___er! Hope you are doing well. Take care of yourself and keep me posted!!
I think you should play the lotto, Boots. First the polyspermy, then such a severe case of OHSS - you can beat any odds! Congratulations! I'm so happy for your BFP, just sorry it had to come with OHSS. Do they think that it developed because you're expecting twins?! I know that there are additional risks but as long as you and babies are safe, wouldn't it be nice to have two and not have to go through all of this again...or at least for a while?
My retrieval was today. I was pretty hopeful after hearing your story but for some reason my expectations are extremely low right now. I'm really scared to get the call tomorrow. But at least we know we did everything we could.
Anyway, sorry for the negativity. I'm really happy for you and hope you are doing better and that the rest of your pregnancy is a breeze!
Oh, dkt, I know too well what you're going through and my heart hurts for you. I too wasn't very optimistic. After getting so many phone calls with bad news, it's hard to have high expectations, or any for that matter. The whole time I just felt numb. But don't ever lose hope! That's the one thing that got me through, even though I felt so defeated at times. When my RE called me the next morning with the news I swear my heart stopped - I was prepared for the worst. My RE was always so positive about our chances for conceiving and almost even promised me that ICSI would overcome polyspermy. Anyway, as hard as it may be just breath and soon you will know the outcome. You are in my prayers.
My OHSS has subsided quite a bit. I had two tappings done and that seemed to do the trick. I almost feel back to normal. My RE didn't say anything about twins, but I have heard that can sometimes make it worse. After all we've been through, I'd be thrilled for twins!
How many eggs were they able to retrieve? Hope you are taking it easy and healing well. I am praying that you will have good news to share tomorrow. I will be thinking of you! (((Hugs)))
Thanks so much for your words of encouragement last Wednesday. Your post helped me relax a little and I was able to get a good nightís sleep. The phone call the next day gave us some good(ish) news. Of the eight eggs fertilized with ISCI, only three became embryos. The Dr. didnít provide an explanation of why the other five didnít make it just suggested it was potentially other egg problems. Because of the small number of embryos, we did a three day transfer on Saturday. The Dr. recommended transferring two citing our inability to produce a good number of embryos. They transferred the two best quality ones (7 cell grade 4 and 7 cell grade 3) and the third was left in culture but didnít make it to day five. We were very happy to hear that the ones they transferred were in good condition. We had convinced ourselves that because five didnít make it, the three that did would be short lived due to poor quality as well. Now we just have to hope and pray while we wait for the blood test on Thursday, May 2nd.
Boots8182, how are you doing? Hope all of the OHSS symptoms have passed. Have you had any morning sickness or anything? Also, are you still taking progesterone? What are you using? Our clinic prescribes progesterone in oil until the day of the transfer and then switch to Endometrin through ten weeks if pregnant. I think if we do get a positive I might ask to switch back to the PIO shots Ė I think Iíd prefer the muscle soreness to the Endometrin discharge (sorry if thatís TMI!). Hope all is well!
Just wanted to share that we got our BFP today! We've been TTC for seven years and it's hard to believe that this is finally happening. We are very excited but still a little anxious. I'm just waiting to hear how things progress before I get too comfortable...but so happy at the same time!
Hi, Dkt78... I am over the moon for you!!! Congratulations!! It is such a blessing and after all you've had to endure I'm sure it's a bit surreal too. Enjoy every moment!
We had our first ultrasound on May 1 and were able to see the baby's heat beat. It is an incredible and emotional experience that I'll never forget. Baby's (yes, there's just one!) heart beat is strong appears to be doing well. My ultrasound was done at 7 weeks 1 day. Do you know when yours is scheduled?
It's really amazing - sometimes I can't believe I'm really pregnant because it was such a long road. It's odd that I won't be injecting myself with needles!
I am so happy for you and thrilled that ICSI was a solution to your polyspermy as well. My RE said it was the first case they've seen at the clinic (and I'm at the largest clinic in Minnesota).
Congrats again and please keep me posted on your ultrasound!
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