Hi everyone. Was on this forum a while back & have been keeping tabs on what's going on! Good luck to you all!
My dh was diagnosed with Sertoli Cell Only Syndrome nearly 7 years back. Due to my amh <1, I wasn't responding to ivf cycles & therefore my cycles as well as DH micro tese were being cancelled. We bit the bullet, travelled to San Francisco & completed a sperm mapping procedure with Dr Turek. Our drs in Australia completely disagreed with it, but by doing this procedure we were able to determine DH had no viable sperm, but also his diagnosis was actually a combination of scos/maturation arrest. After so many years we were just so relived we knew where we stood.
Our donor is DH older brother who offered right back when all our fertility problems started. It was a harder decision for me than my husband. Dh was quite comfortable using his brother all along & although he still grieved the loss of his biological children, knowing he could use his brother made things easier for him. I found a dr willing to try a different protocol with me & I am now 22 weeks pregnant.
Our close family knows the full story & if it leaks out to others we are really not concerned. This is our life, we fully intend on being open & honest to our children from a young age. Even though text book may say my DH isn't the biological father, it takes much more than a sperm to give a 'father' label. Will be forever grateful to my brother in law, his wife & children for being fully supportive.
I know our story might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is such a personal journey & in time every one does what they feel is best for there family. Sending you all loads & loads of baby dust!