Monday, September 8, 2008

Day 3 Embryo Update

I got the call late yesterday from CCRM on our Day 3 embryo update: of the 10 fertilized embryos, we had 8 in the normal range of 6-10 cells on Day 3. They are as follows: 4 at 8 cells, 2 at 9 cells, and 2 at 10 cells. We had 2 out of normal range: 1 at 5 cells and 1 at 12 cells. Our next updates will be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

For those of you who have been asking why we left Denver and if we are flying back, etc: we are doing genetic testing on the embryos, so we were allowed to leave right after retrieval. We hope to have Day 5/6 blastocysts to biopsy and send off for testing. The current turn-around time for Micro-Array testing is about 4-6 weeks. We also signed consents for CGH testing, but it looks like that one may be getting backed up with several biopsies being sent off for that test last week. Micro-Array and CGH give the same info, they just use different technologies to arrive at that info.

Thanks so much for all your kind words and thoughts. You guys are the best!!

12 comments:

Lost in Space said...

That is a great 3 day report, Jill!! I am so happy things went so well for you and hope it all continues.

Anniep said...

sounds good so far! I know it's killer to hold out for the 5day blast stage for the CGH... but they really are in the best hands possible. Grow little embies grow!

Emily said...

great day 3 report!!! i have high hopes for some beautiful blasts!!!!!

thanks for the great comment - you're the best ;)

Just Me. said...

Ok, I'm sending you huge hugs and lots of positive thoughts from an ocean away!!!!!

((((((hugs))))))

sarah23 said...

Thanks for the explanation! It sounds like your embies are growing like little champs!! I am so happy for you and I can't wait til one or more of those little ones gets a chance to nestle down for a nice long 9 months inside you!

beth said...

JiLL!!

Its all sounding so fantastic so far!!!!

Cant wait for further uPdates!!!!!!!
These next weeKs will fly by!!!!!

Good Luck with the FFL!!!! So proud of you!!!!!haha
Beth

~Jess said...

Sounds good so far! I've got my fingers crossed.

Ariella said...

Sounds like some great embies Jill! Grow embies grow!!!

Penny said...

All sounds good! I never got so much detailed information on mine. Of course I didn't think to ask. But that's cool, you actually know how many cells are in each of 'em!

Hope2morrow said...

I'm sorry if this is a silly question- but is this cycle specifically for testing? Or will you do an actual transfer? Or will you find out test results and then do another cycle in November?

Good luck with the testing!

Deborah said...

Fantastic report. I've been thinking of you, but have been slack on reading blogs lately...work has been a bear.

I am so excited for you.

Jen said...

Holy Cow... those embies sound awesome!!! Praying for good growing for them all. :)