Thursday, April 13, 2006

No. 151 - Fertilization Report

7 Eggs retrieved.

6 qualified for ICSI.

5 fertilized.

4 look normal.

After only 1 day.

Fuck.


Personal factoid: My day has officially turned to shit.

23 Punches:

At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Alexa said...

Oh, sweetie. I hope all four hang on for the next two days. I will be thinking of you as hard as I can, really.

 
At 8:20 AM, Anonymous TB said...

Sending good thoughts for 4 to be implanted and for you to make it through the next two days with some peace.

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger Cricket said...

I can only imagine your feelings that after all that prep, all those shots, all that strife, all that money, it boils down to these four little troopers. I hope these four continue on the normal track. And that your day improves.

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger K&M said...

Crossing everything that those 4 little guys are strong and ready to hang on tight!

 
At 8:37 AM, Anonymous Wavery said...

Hoping your four are the type that will simply suffer no fools.

 
At 8:54 AM, Anonymous mm said...

Percentage-wise, those numbers are actually pretty OK. Good, even. Not that that's any consolation with all that you've been through to get to this point. I'm hoping for you.

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Well-heeled mom said...

Crossing all fingers and toes for you....I really know nothing about these numbers, but hope that it works out for you!

Got the help I needed regarding the links. Thanks for your offer - now rest and take care of yourself!

Karen

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger N said...

It sound like fucking assvice, but I just have to say "Don't give up hope yet". I keep my fingers crossed that the 4 embryos will stick around and be just perfect on saturday (or when ET is planned).

Me too I am sending good fertilizing thoughts to your embryos. Hang in there!

/Nina

 
At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Molly said...

Four is still good, D. Everyone who's commented is hoping so hard, that's got to count for something.

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger DD said...

Yes, I certainly do appreciate everyone hoping for me. I don't want anyone to think for one second that I don't absorb your good wishes for everything that they are. I myself am full of unlimited negativity and have always been the cynic; the non-believer; the devil's advocate.

If I didn't have you, I'm sure I would've thrown myself in front of a subway train by now...if we had subway trains in Nebraska.

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger DinosaurD said...

mm is right DD (ugh, too many letters here) - to have four still doing well with seven retrieved is good. Maybe this means that the quality is really good (and that's what really counts, right?)
Sending you tons of hope and good wishes (and I'm sending stern yet loving vibes to your embryos)
DinoD

 
At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Erin said...

I hope that all of them stick around and are in perfect shape for transfer. You'll definitely be in my thoughts!

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger Pamplemousse said...

What do you mean that you don't have subway trains in Nebraska??? Why not hahaha?

Hang in there, DD. I cannot believe that you have made it past retrieval already! 4 is still great.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Trish said...

All four are perfect, normal embryos that are brimming with the energy of life and growth. As soon as they're transferred they'll send out their energy into your uterus with little tenticles and the journey will begin.
I am so excited for you and for these four embies.
There is every reason to believe.
YOu're surrounded in fertile magic.

 
At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Erin said...

All you need is one. My fingers are crossed for you and if only we could harness that cosmic good energy -- sigh.

 
At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Erin said...

Oh yeah and LOTS of, um, *baby dust* out to you.

Just kidding. You don't want my dust. It's broken.

 
At 1:54 PM, Blogger kati said...

When I was told that of my four eggs, two fertilized normally, I felt immense panic (and that's on top of the stress to have only 4 eggs retrieved). The nurse told me "that's good." good ?! I still don't agree. It's mighty stressful, that's what it is.

I'm so sorry you have to go through this stress right now. It sucks. And then some more.

Keeping my fingers crossed that all four develop beautifully normally and transfer will be a bliss.

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Spanglish said...

Hang in there...

 
At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Mary Scarlet said...

I hope your four continue to do well, thinking of you.

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger scissorbill said...

I hate to say it because it's become such a cliche........but........it only takes one. I've got my fingers crossed for you!

 
At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Kris said...

Oh sweetie! I want this to work for you so badly! I am sending every happy thought, crossed fingers, etc etc... your direction.

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger The Queen Mama said...

Prayers for success heading your way...

 
At 6:56 AM, Blogger Nico said...

Adding my good thoughts into the mix. I hope at least one of those four normal guys/gals keeps on chugging away long past Saturday.

 

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