Thursday, October 23, 2008

Day 1: Overachievement

Aw shucks, isn't my honey sweet?  I'm so proud of him for posting.  Oh, and in response to your comments of how many sperm he donated, his reply is 26 million to my 26 eggs.

The fertility clinic called today.  They were able to fertilize 17 eggs and of those 17 eggs 14 became embryos.  You read correct folks, we've got 14 little embryos happily dividing and the best two will be used for transfer on Monday.  

On the flip side, because I produced so many eggs I'm probably suffering from Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS).  Basically, with this syndrome the ovaries keep producing fluid even after all the eggs were retrieved.  This fluid has no where to go, so it builds up in the abdominal cavity.  About 1% of women who have this syndrome have to be hospitalized (for more medically accurate information check out www.dukehealth.org)

Dr. Skywalker prescribed some additional medication to help combat this syndrome.  I'm suppose to drink a lot of fluids; however (ironically) not water.  I was told to drink milkshakes (yea!!!), V-8 (uhmm) and Gatorade (ok), as well as eat a lot of soup.  The goal is to stay hydrated and make sure I pee a lot.  

Transfer is tentatively set for Monday.  We expect a call tomorrow from the clinic to confirm the transfer date and time.  Thank you all for your good wishes and happy thoughts!!  

2 comments:

Amanda said...

WOOT!

Good Egg Hunting said...

This is such great news! Best wishes for your transfer and a 2ww that is as fast-moving and painless as possible!