So it is not much to look at, but there is a sac. My local RE's machines aren't that good, and this is an iphone photo of the scan, but there it is, in all its glory - a gestational sac. In the uterus, so that's good (as opposed to a fallopian tube).
The sac is too small (and equipment too poor) to see if there's a yolk sac or fetal pole, but there could be.
Quote from the RE: "You're still in the game."
I told him the initial beta had been low and the initial doubling slow. "I know," he said. "I've been watching."
We talked for awhile about that initial slow doubling and the low beta and prognosis.
He said he has unpublished data that FET betas and embryo development typically lag two days behind fresh transfers. And that he was just talking with a colleague who's a beta expert that betas and their rise don't matter as much as everyone tends to think, and that the true threshold is probably around 50% rise, not 66% (and mine was 70%, so above both those thresholds).
So maybe this could be ok.
I am not going to get my hopes up, but I'm not throwing in the towel either.
We will see what next week's scan brings. With any luck, there will be the tiny flickering of a little heart.
Hoping. With everything I have.
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