Tuesday, January 25, 2011

And Then There Were...

One. Out of 14 embryos, 10 were able to be biopsied. Out of 10, only one was determined to be genetically normal. One. The other nine had what I was told was "multiple chromosomal anomalies". In plain old English that means they were shitty. 'Nuff said.

So, they transferred the Lone Embryo (which they feel is a great one that is changing into a blast) and now all we do is wait.

I am really upset about the whole situation-I mean one? Really? Even the doctors were surprised by that-at my age there should be two or even three viable ones. I guess you can look at it from the perspective that we at least now know why we've had so many IVF failures. But it doesn't make me feel any better knowing that not only do I have crappy tubes, I have apparently crappy eggs as well. We never stood a fighting chance, it seems.

So, Lone Embryo, you are the last chance for us. It's obvious that they won't let us cycle again with my own eggs, so you could very well be the end of our reproductive road. So, please.....try to fight. You're proven to be healthy. You will be loved and cherished, should you become a real live baby. Now it's up to you.

No pressure, but we already expect a hell of a lot from you, and you haven't even been born yet. Just imagine what high school's going to be like.

Please try, anyway.




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18 comments:

BigP's Heather said...

Everything crossed.

Glass Case of Emotion said...

I am sorry to read this, and sorry that it took so long to get this info. It must feel very frustrating. Fingers crossed for this lone warrior!

Shelli said...

It's nice to know WTF has been happening all along, but sheesh.

But as I like to say: "All it takes is ONE!"

Love you

Krista said...

Praying....

Fingers Crossed...

Come on little guy.....

Anonymous said...

man I.m so sorry. please know that ur not alone. Not that it makes you feel any better, but there are a lot of us out there with many failed ivfs and miscarriages likely secondary to some genetic problem. I really do hope that one baby makes it.
God please! please!please!

Cheers said...

Have everything crossed for you!!!

Kate said...

Fingers crossed for sure - will be thinking of you over the next several days... Hoping like crazy that this is the one!

Anna said...

Oh boy. Yeah, I know that feeling. It's not fun. When my 24 year old cousin was doing an egg donor cycle for us, she had 40 folicles, which yielded 25 eggs. 10 were able to be fertilized. 2 were good to transfer at blast. 1 implanted, which resulted in our now nearly five year old son. None of the remaining embryos made it to freezing. Go figure. It's really all a crap shoot, and I am praying mightily that this works for you. Let it be...

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Janelle said...

Wow. Best of Luck to you! I know if it all works out, this will be one special kid!

Lut C. said...

I really, really hope this is it for you. Stick, baby, stick!

Why is it necessarily an egg problem?

Thalia said...

Oh S that is really tough news, (as well as great news!). Hang in there, this one at least has a chance.

Let There Be Sims said...

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Let There Be Sims said...

It only takes one! I recently discovered your blog and gave you a Blog Award. Check it out on my site:
http://wishingforthegiftoflife.blogspot.com/

Let There Be Sims said...

It only takes one! I recently discovered your blog and gave you a Blog Award. Check it out on my site:
http://wishingforthegiftoflife.blogspot.com/

Marc and Ra'Chelle said...

Please God help this little baby grow healthy, give mommy the strength to carry you. Please bless this baby's birth will be a blessing. Please bless this little family grow! Amen.

Anonymous said...

I am a 30 year old something woman who just stumbled upon your blog... I have struggled with unexplained infertility and recurrent miscarriage...On our first round of ivf I was 35 and only produced 7 mature eggs...3 fertilized and the plan was to do pgd but bc I had so few eggs we opted not to do it....the doctors suggested we put all 3 embryos in...they were not optimistic... I gave birth at 38 weeks to boy/girl twins!!! you are in my thoughts and prayers....

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