Friday, June 3, 2011

Wow

Our donor was seen at St. Mungo's today, and she had 35+ follicles, with the largest measuring 14-21mm in size.  (Obviously not all of these follicles will have eggs/mature eggs in them, but our nurse said "this is a great number to have prior to egg retrieval.")  Her estrogen level was "solid" (1509--anyone know if that's good?), and Dr. Dumbledore asked her to return on Sunday for another visit. 

There is a good chance she will be triggered for egg retrieval on Sunday.  If so, the retrieval would be on Tuesday, which is what we have been anticipating.  I will have my final passing ultrasound at St. Mungo's the same morning, and MM will produce his "fresh sample."  (We already have a sample cryopreserved, too, just in case.)

If the donor is not triggered Sunday, then she will return Monday for a visit, and her retrieval would be Wednesday.  That will mean moving my appointment.  The weekend nurse will update us after the donor's appointment on Sunday.

Either way, we will (we hope) have embryos growing in the St. Mungo's lab by next week!  :-)

8 comments:

  1. Holy smokes! That's a lot of eggs. Does your plan include frozen cycles too? So excited for you.

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  2. Very exciting! That is an awesome number...sound like you have a good donor! I'm not sure about the estrogen level though...I know that number can be all over the place. My nurse once told me that at full maturity (retrieval) each mature egg should produce about 200 of estrogen...not sure how exact the science is, so don't take my word for it.

    Good luck this weekend and prayers for a Tuesday retrieval! :)

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  3. @The H's: if any embryos which aren't transferred are of sufficient quality to freeze, they will be frozen. We would have to pay extra to use them, though, if needed. But somewhere in the neighborhood of $3-4K vs. $30K for the fresh cycle.

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  4. wow, wow, wow. All things sound good to me. I am hoping and praying for you guys....

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  5. Wow that's a lot of follicles, so hoping you get lots of mature good eggs!

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  6. This is such exciting news! 35 is a great number, and I'm hopeful that you get lots and lots of mature eggs. Fingers crossed. :)

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  7. She is freaky fertile and I love her for it!

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  8. Wow, it's just a matter of days now! Hope everything holds steady and that ER goes well.

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