Well we met with RE yesterday and basically it is what we thought, that we had a less than ideal situation with having to freeze the eggs, thaw and refreeze as embryos (not to mention we only had 3 embryos to work with). Since this is such a rare situation, RE couldn't really say whether our issues were egg-related, sperm or just a product of the situation. He said we could definitely plan for a second cycle and have lots of frozen sperm as backup however we are still paying off our first cycle and it would be a long time until we could afford another. Being 32 already I just don't have that kind of time on my side. Plus if that cycle failed, I really don't know if I could handle it. I have already lost a significant number of my marbles from our recent BFN.
So, it looks like we will be moving forward with dIUI at the end of Jan, beginning of Feb. Not obviously our first choice but we are ready for our take home baby! Anyone who's been through this, feel free to PM me..I'd love to hear your experiences! And if it's ok I think I will stay here versus TTTC.. I will still be rooting for all of you even though we are kind of on hold at the moment. Happy holidays to all!
TTC since June 2011
DX: DH (30) severe MFI, severely low count & low motility
Me (32): all clear
Appt with Urologist 5/21/12: exam, ultrasound, bloodwork all normal.
Testicular Biopsy with TESE on 6/8/12. good sperm found! (left side only) froze sperm, failed thaw test :(
Orientation for IVF/ICSI on 6/13/12. Waiting for the green light following biopsy results...results show adequate sperm production both sides.
2nd SA 6/18/12: sample is "adequate for ICSI"
Plan: IVF/ICSI July 2012!
ER: 7/26/12. 15 eggs retrieved, all mature.
TESE/TESA/aspiration from epididymis, no motile sperm found :(
froze all eggs, the saga of praying for good sperm continues.
8/3/12: 2nd opinion from MFI uro on biopsy slides. Suspects "partial late maturation arrest."
Plan: more SAs, third biopsy/TESE with frozen back-up either from DH or DS.
SA 8/17/12: Zero sperm
SA 8/23/12: Zero sperm
9/26/12: SPERM FOUND! 15 eggs thawed, 12 survived and were ICSI'd, only 3 fertilized normally. Refrozen as embies and will thaw in Nov. Please survive and grow!
All 3 survived the thaw on 11/15/12!
FET 11/17/12: transferred 2, one 4B, one 4C. Beta 11/30:BFFN
moving on to DS
DIUI#1 2/18/13,50mg Clomid cd 3-7, Ovidrel trigger, Beta 3/4/13: BFN.
DIUI#2 3/19/13, 50 mg Clomid cd 3-7, Ovidrel trigger, Beta #1 (14dpiui) 4/2/13: BFP!!!! 150. Beta #2 4/4/13: 420 Beta #3 4/8/13: 2691. Beta #4 4/15/13: 15,086
1st u/s 4/8/13 shows one gestational sac
2nd u/s 4/15/13 shows yolk sac, fetal pole and early heartbeat
3rd u/s 4/25/13: measuring right on track. Heart rate 148 bpm
A/S 7/22/13: IT'S A BOY!!
PAIF/SAIF Always Welcome