When Dr. K (one of our RE's partners) came in and we saw he had a photo of one embryo, we knew we weren't going to have good news. He went over our embryology report with us, and pretty much all the other embryos had stopped growing except for one. It was at a morula stage, which means it was at a day 4 stage (today is day 6), it was not even at a blastocyst stage yet. I asked the doc what our chances are with this one embryo, and he said "not good". I wonder if it will continue to grow.
The transfer went well without incident. I did fairly well of not filling my bladder too full, but yet enough I didn't need a catheter put it. Babe and I were able to view the entire process on the ultrasound monitor. Dr. K pretty much walked us through the whole process. He did a trial transfer first, to make sure there were no issues with access. Pretty neat to be able to see the catheter enter into the uterus via the cervix, release the embryo, and then back out. The embryology tech also checked the catheter under the microscope after to make sure there was nothing left in the catheter after. They took an ultrasound picture of the process, but I'll have to post it later when I get Babe to scan it.
After the procedure, I had to lay on the table for 10 minutes before allowing to get up and use the bathroom. Then I rested in the recovery room for another 30 minutes before we were allowed to go home. On the way home, we stopped by and did some Chinese take-out. Got home, had lunch, and took a nap. I wasn't really planning on napping, but I think the "happy pill" totally relaxed me and made me sleepy. I got up at 5:30 pm, and the day's almost over.
So, that's where we are. Transferred one not-great quality embryo. No twins, nothing to freeze. We didn't get a chance to decide how many we wanted to transfer either.
This is not what we had hoped for considering our numbers - 12 retrieved, 8 matured, 7 fertilized, 5 embryos still going yesterday, and today, only one left. But it is what it is. I'm trying to remain hopeful, but to be honest, it's getting pretty difficult.
Beta is on 7/13.
We are now praying for a miracle.