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IVF catheter lost our embryos!

Postby jennylock » Sat Jul 31, 2004 10:56 pm

I wanted to know if anyone has experienced or ever even heard of this. I went in for my transfer today and had 2 beautiful embryos to transfer. The doctor even told us that 1 was a boy and 1 was a girl. We only had 4 total embryos but these 2 looked the best--the other 2 still growing. When my doctor starts the transfer, the embryos are placed in the catheter. She had difficulty with the soft tip of the flexible catheter and it bent back on itself in my cervix. She pulled it out to try a more rigid catheter and when the embryologist looked for the embryos in the 1st catheter--they were gone. The doctor said that we lost them--"technical difficulties" and that the chances of this happening are 1/100. Of course, I am devistated. The doctor then decides to transfer the remaining 2 although they are not as advanced as the first two. I know we still have a chance but the chance we had is already cut in half before we leave the procedure room.

Please if anyone has ever heard of this please share. I know that sometimes things just happen but I am somewhat angry with the doctor and wonder if it could be a result of carelessness.
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Postby ogr1 » Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:59 am

oh my gosh. i cant understand how this could happen. i have never herd of this. i am so sorry. i cant even amagen how you are feeling.
are they going to at least pay for your next treatment?

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and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
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Postby Traci » Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:37 pm

I think you should think positive and hope that the saying things happen for a reson , you never know these might work where as the others might not have and you shouldnt be stressed at this time , now if this one fails then get angry and kick arse but for now try and stay positive .

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Postby caz1 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:57 pm

Jenny - just read your story - how totally unbelievable. Not sure how it all ended up , will immediately go check the other board - really praying all went well - I certainly hope the clinic give you full supprt if and when you ahve any further attempts
I think Traci is right thoug - maybe you do ahve to try and be philosophical about these things - maybe it all happens for a reason????
anyway - all the best

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