Bertie, i think my FS would have cancelled my cycle if it wasn't the mTESE. My initial 3 good size eggs were quite big (22mm+) on the last scan. Perhaps the FS up the dose on gonal-f to promote the other two tiny ones. Sure, in the end, I did get 5 mature eggies. Perhaps they aren't good and thus the low fertilization rate? No idea. The FS changed her mind and wanted to do the 5 days transfer now. I heard that day 4 is critical. Once the embies past day 3, it has better chance. On day 3, the sperm comes into play so good sperm is important at this stage. But the scientist will not check on them tomorrow (day 4). I wish they would! It seems like they will put back in no matter what on Wed. I was told that if they stop growing in the lab past day 3, it won't make a difference back in the womb either. So I am FX FX FX. Fight and fight....keep growing! The scientist seemed optimistic on the phone today but what not so nice to say was that this is our first cycle anyway. It sounded like no big deal, we could try again. I would be devastated at this point. We have gone this far and we want it to work!
Well, for Dr. G part, I will call it a success. Giving him the credit. The best sample he picked gave 5 sperms (despite not all are good). The rest is out of our control. Everything from now on would be a miracle as DH calls it. And I continue to pray for that. I keep remind myself one step at a time.
I'll keep my FX for you Bertie. Hugs. Hugs. Hugs.