August 04, 2006

Day 3 Embryo Report

I've been very, very fortunate and blessed to have (so far, at least) the kind of IVF cycle that I wish every one of us could have. Of course, the betas are still a ways away, and I know that not all great cycles result in great betas, so my optimism is still very much guarded.

Nevertheless, I am feeling what I can only describe as "survivor's guilt" for having the cycle go well so far when I know that some of you are struggling right now.

I realize some of you are curious about how the rest of the embryos are doing. The short answer is that they're doing well. But I don't want to put the details in the post itself, so as strange as this sounds, I'm going to put the report in the Comments section instead.

If you want the details, please go to the Comments section of this post. If now is a tough time and "the transfer went well" is about all of the news you want to hear, please skip the Comments. And if you could use a good laugh and haven't already seen the post above this one, go read about how I wound up doing some physician-assisted, can-can style dance moves while still on the table after transfer.


Rebecca said...

Here's the scoop on the Day 3 embryo report:

All 17 were still growing as of Wednesday, which was a surprise to us. Cells - Two 7-cell, six 8-cell, five 9-cell, two 10-cell, one 12-cell, one compacting morula. Grade (1 through 3, with 1 being the best) - 14 Grade 1 embryos, 3 Grade 2 embryos (one 7-cell, one 8-cell, one 9-cell) GES score (I'm not sure what this measures but 70 to 100 is considered good) - One embryo scored 60, the other 16 scored 70 or above, including at least one that scored 100.

R and I were speechless. We figured we had a good shot at getting some good embryos since I'm still relatively young (32) and R's fragmentation was good. But we never dreamed of a report like this.

The lab is growing them out to today, and then they'll determine which ones to freeze. They usually send a letter with the final report, but I'm going to call and see if I can speak with the embryologist today and get the answer then.

Larisa said...

Wow! Sounds very promising thus far. Good luck!

Nico said...

That is really fantastic. I am hoping so hard that this cycle continues on this good path!!!

sube said...

Wonderful! Truly wonderful!

Lara said...

Wow...what great news!!! I only hope for news like this one day! Hey what state are you in? Im in the SW too. Just curious! Good luck and take it easy for the next few doing bed rest?

Pixxiee said...

Those are great numbers...I am very impressed. I hope you have a great beta result, I'll be checking back!

Sharpiegirl said...

I'm so happy you are having such good result! May that continue to impress and amaze you!