11/11/2008

Fert Report - Day 3



The embryologist called with an update on our 22 embryos. She said that all 22 embryos have divided and are excellent quality for the most part. She said that at this stage (Day 3), they'd like to see the cell number be between 6 - 10 cells. Seventeen embryos are within the 6 - 10 cells, with 11 embryos being at the perfect 8cells stage. Three embryos are at 4 cells. One embryo is at 3 cells, and one embryo is at 2 cells. She said that, on average, 40 - 50% of the embryos will go on and develop to the blast stage. We will get another update on Day 6 (Friday), after the biopsy and vitrification. I don't want to get my hopes up, but I'm somewhate relieved that the majority of the embryos are progressing nicely.

After the call from the embryologist, my nurse called to see how I'm doing. Yesterday, I wasn't feeling too well - very bloated and nauseous. We went in so that we could update our communicables, and I asked to see a nurse. After talking with the nurse, she wanted me to have an ultrasound and blood work done to check my CBC and electrolytes. The ultrasound showed a little bit of fluid in my ovaries and behind the uterus. I also was running a little bit of a fever (101 F). The nurse also weighed me, and I had gained 3 pounds since my physical. She said that wasn't bad, but for me to keep an eye on it. Yesterday after we got back to the hotel room, I weighed myself to get a baseline with the hotel scale. This morning, I weighed myself again and I had lost 5 pounds. But my stomach still feels bloated and distended. I will go in tomorrow for another ultrasound to see if there is more fluid build-up. Hopefully, I'm on my way to feeling better.

What I'm feeling now is no where nearly as bad as my 1st IVF in FL. OMG, it's like night and day. So the plan today is to rest and still drink lots of Gatorade.

8 comments:

DAVs said...

Wow--that's an awesome day 3 report! I wish I had your eggs!! I hope you are feeling better and better!

Nikki said...

Awesome progress on your embryos Linda! Hopefully they will continue to grow and your CGH results will be as great!

I'm sorry about the fever and the feeling ill. I hope you feel better soon. When do you head back home?

Sue said...

GREAT fertilization report! Really incredible! Sorry you aren't feeling well...please take care of yourself. lots of gatorade, salty foods, and rest!

Telle said...

Way to go Easter Basket!!!! Good luck!!!!

Lisa said...

Linda, wow!! That's a great fert report!! you must be so optimistic! I love that so many of them are doing well and that they anticipate so many going to blast. And i'm glad you are feeling better today. keep drinking that gatorade!!

I'm thinking of you and can't wait for the next report. :)

Linda said...

Awww, thanks ladies! Your support means more than you'll ever know.

The Kyler said...

Congrats on the reports, everything sounds great (that's a lot of eggs)!!!! I hope you start to feel better.

Polly Gamwich said...

What a great result for day 3!! and I hope that CCRM will be able to keep OHSS at bay!

I hope you're feeling ok, admist all the bloating, etc.