My transfer was today - or was supposed to be today. I had a good breakfast, got to the office, had my massage (which honestly wasn't as good as I had hoped) and then it was time to talk to the embryologist/andrologist. Out of the 20 eggs collected, all 20 were mature. Only 11 of them fertilized and 8 were considered viable at the time we were talking. She said the others had a chance to catch up and if they did they would be put on ice. So the two embryos they picked were the best, but they weren't perfect. Perfect meaning textbook, but they were still great quality. Day three embryos that were already 10 cells. They showed us pictures of them and everything! I was so excited!
Before the transfer could begin, Sharon had to come in and do a scan to make sure my bladder was full. Wow, forget the bladder - look at those ovaries! STILL producing follies and lots of them! And unfortunately more E2. Further analysis with the ultrasound indicated fluid in different pockets throughout my body and unfortunately in and around my lungs, and not just a little bit either. Enough for me to now be considered a severe case of OHSS. What does that mean?
It means no transfer :(
Our two perfect little embryos will have to be put on ice until another time and cryo cycle so that I can get this fluid under control.
I knew yesterday it was hard to breath, but thought I had just pulled a muscle or something. Today I know better. I have to go in for the next three to four days and get fluids and medications through an IV until this all goes away. It took two nurses and four sticks again today to get the IV in, but they put in something called a heparin lock today, basically meaning that they left the IV in my arm so I won't have to get stuck again for the next two days at least. If the fluid around my lungs doesn't go away, or if it gets worse, I will have to have a procedure done at the hospital where they go in the pockets of fluid with a needle and aspirate all of the fluid away from my heart and lungs. I just can't believe this is happening...
6 years ago