You know when you make an appointment with the cable company and they tell you they are going to be at your house between 3 and 5 pm.
Then, they show up at 4:58.
It’s pretty annoying when it’s the cable company.
I tell you what, It’s really maddening when fertility specialists do the same thing!
But, that’s what happened today.
As you may know, our friends at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine were supposed to call and let us know how our 8 embryos were doing (They needed to make it to day 5 before they could be biopsied for genetic testing… and then cryo frozen).
The call was supposed to be “some time monday.”
Well, sometime was about 15 minutes ago.
Of course, this left Mandy (who is in Grand Rapids, Michigan on a work trip) and I texting back and forth all day wondering why we had not receive the phone call yet and mutually assuming that this meant the absolute worst news possible.
Turns out, we god some pretty good news.
Of the 8 eggs that fertilized… we had four make it.
For those of you who speak the language… we got 3 day five blastocysts… and one day six blastocyst.
The grades were pretty strong on each of them. I’ll know more on that later when i get the full debrief from my wife (who is trying to manage a site visit for work along with the wonderfully complex world of embryology, all in one afternoon).
For now, we’ve passed the second to last hurdle.
Next week, we will find out the results of the genetic testing on the embryos. If we get an all clear (meaning, our embryos are not cursed) then we can proceed with a transfer some time in September.
So, all in all, a good news day. One more hurdle to go.