Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Good news!!!!

Oh yay!!!! Happy talk, keep talking, happy talk...

The RE just called. They are biopsying all 7 embryos, as all of them are over 5 cells today.

Of the 7, 3 of them "score" well. LV Clinic scores by assigning numerical values at each stage of the process (details here) - basically anything above 70 is good. An embryo that scores a 100 is an 8-cell grade 1 according to the lingo that other clinics use. My top 3 have scores of 100, 95 and 75. AND, and, and, they did the embryo marker expression test, and the 100 and 95 embryos are marker POSITIVE. Basically, with a positive result then that embryo has twice the chance of producing a positive pregnancy test (for a given age) and there is half the likelihood of miscarriage.

The RE said he was VERY hopeful that this time we will have 1 or 2 normal ones. I never found out my scores or marker results last time as we only swapped voicemails on day 3 and he didn't volunteer any information (although I think he would have volunteered if the results had been good). Now, of course, you can have abnormal embryos that go on to produce pregnancies but end up miscarrying later (or result in Down syndrome children), so again, it's not an exact science. But what good news for the day!

I have a big grin...

17 comments:

calliope said...

OH MY GAWD!!!!

oh my gawd

OH my GAWD

this is just awesome, awesome news!!!!

I'm telling you: it is ALL about the JULY BFP.

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

katty said...

Holding my breath....
When will you hear the results of the biopsy?
Wishing you brilliant luck
Kx

bleu said...

YAAAFUCKINGHOOOOOOOOO!!!

That is fantastic news.

So excited Sarah.

Anniep said...

Holy effing guacamole!!!!!

That's fabulous!!
CONGRATS!

Aimee & Hannah said...

I'm jumping up and down with your Sarah!!! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!! My fingers are remaining crossed for ya!!! ;o)

Almamay said...

Wow, Wow, Wow,Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So happy for you and embies.

x,
k

Deb said...

YAY!

Cindy said...

Great news! I am sooooo hoping for some nice and healthy embryos!

Sarah, you are so strong. You have really hung in there with all of this. I really, really, really hope that you get and stay pg this time around.

Elowyn said...

Frickin WOOOHOO!!

Great news, fantabulous news, and will cross all available body parts incl. eyes that you've got some good embies there.

Keep us posted.

Heather said...

I have a big grin on for you too!!! That is SUPER news! I'm so fucking excited!!

T said...

Excellent news! Woo hooo!!

Care said...

Oh wow - such awesome news!!!!!!!

Tricia said...

OMG OMG OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!

How exciting, thats just wonderful news!!!!!!!

Meg said...

Fantastic news! I'm very excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sarah, that's such great news!
Wow!
I'm so happy for you and HOPEFUL.
:)
-Margie

Jess said...

YES!! I'm so loaded with hope for you!! Can't wait to hear more good news!

sara said...

Congrats on the great report!