I need your help. I am on my 6th round of IVF…which I fear may be my last. We are just running out of money, hope, etc.
Recently I had an ER…19 eggs. I’m thinking…whoo hoo! Then I get the call…
only 11 mature
only 5 fertilize.
…and I’m heartbroken.
So I pull myself together…talk to God…and ask for a miracle.
Then I get the call…
2 of my 5 embies arrested
1 is 5 cells on day 2
2 are 2 cells
I have been around the block enough times to know that they should be 4 cells on day 2.
I don’t know what to do. I’m literally pulling my hair out.
Does anyone know anything about a day 2 5 cell embie? Or 2 cell embies on day 2? Is 5 growing to fast??
ET is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow…but I’m nervous that they will cancel me if nothing develops over night.
I want to cry, scream, blame someone…but I don’t know who to yell at. I’m getting so bitter and I hate it. I want to be strong for my 3 embies…but I’m feeling my strength slip away.
Anyone who can talk me off of my ledge will forever be a friend of mine.
Thanks for listening:flower:[/QUOTE]
At first, I read your post and thought “shucks, 6 cycles and no successes? That burns…” but then I noticed that you DID successfully have a baby through IVF. So in truth, that puts you in a completely different statistical pool than someone who has done 6 cycles and always failed. My impression is that your 5-cell embryo should be PERFECTLY fine and the biological machinery of your 2-2 cell embryos may have just gotten started a little bit late. I actually teach mitotic cell division and gametogenesis to college kids and from what I know, cell cycles and cell division pretty much never work like clockwork. I’d bet you the farm that your 2 cells were right on the verge of resolving their interphase when the “photos” were snapped, which means they might for all practical purposes have been 4 cell at day 2.
So there’s probably a good chance you’ll have an 8 cell and two 4 cells by day 3, and plenty of women have succeeded with 4 cells. Keep your chin up, your a long way from beat yet. And if all else fails, look at the good fortune you’ve had already. One success after 6 tries is more than many women have had!