Dr. Schoolcraft was not as optimistic as Dr. Mil.ki ... not sure that's due to his personality or his skill. I'm hoping it's the former.
Here's what it boils down to:
- They generally don't do the PBB on just the eggs and freeze the eggs, but they would be willing to do that for us. (Typically they do the PBB1 on the egg, then fertilize the egg then do a PBB2 on the fertilized egg, then freeze the fertilized egg.)
- He suggests genetic testing on eggs because statistically I'm more likely to have aneuploidy babies.
- He said he would change 4 things about my current SIRM protocols: no Lupron, no BCP's, no estrogen priming, and no Luveris.
- He made an excellent point (that I've been trying to deny in all of my denial) ... my low AMH level, along with my high FSH, along with 4 miscarriages (where two of which were proven chromosomally abnormal) fit into diminished ovarian reserve and/or "an egg problem" however, my elevated antral follicle count of 16 does not. He believes that there really are only 5-6 eggs retrievable for me each cycle ... regardless of my almost 20 growing follicles.
- Donor eggs would be an excellent option for us if we're tired of going through these cycles without having a baby.
Basically he said that he'd know more about protocol and how to proceed with us after learning the results of the day 3 blood work, CCCT, and a 1 day work up.
Berilac and I are likely going to head to Colorado to do the 1 day work up, we would have more information that way. They would be able to tell us which protocol they would use and if they think donor egg/embryo is our best chance.
Pray for us as we try to follow God's leading in all of this ... that is our hearts desire.