Right on cue this morning, the embryologist called with the Fert Report:
Of the 11 retrieved, 7 were mature. Of those 7, all were ICSI’d and 5 fertilized normally. As of this morning, all five were growing nicely.
We are still very much in the game, but I would be a lying beyotch if I said I was totally thrilled and not the least bit disappointed. As the numbers creep lower, it’s hard not to see your chances creeping with them.
But, rather than obsess over this information (which I knew I would do), I emailed Dr. Salsa to get his perspective and boy, did he come through. He used lots of exclamation points (!) in assuring me that it is normal for some eggs to not be mature and that things are still going very well. ¡Viva Dr. Salsa!
Assuming everything continues to grow, transfer will be either Saturday (3d) or Monday (5d).
And once again, we wait.
ps – thanks for all of the wonderful thoughts. It is always nice to have such supportive comments to go and read.