by, 02-02-2006 at 02:08 PM (305 Views)
Well, the day finally arrived. When we did our IVF we had 3 blasts. We only transferred 2 on the advice of my RE. One took and we have a beautiful 14 month old boy. But the third embie we froze. It was pricey to freeze it, but I just didn't want to lose it, esp. if we ended up doing IVF again. Well, the RE's office never notified me last year about the yearly storage fee. And yesterday we finally got a letter reminding us of our one little embie and requesting payment for last year and this year's storage. For some reason I thought the storage fee was 1,000./year, but it's not. It's only $177./a year. I guess the initial freezing was $1,000.
Now it is time. We need to fill out the form requesting that our embie be donated to medical research. It was probably foolish to freeze it in the first place - I mean, one embryo?? The chances of it even surviving a thaw are slim, right? But I hate to get rid of it. (My feelings are not even remotely based on ethics. They are based on a selfish need to hold on to the possibility of a 2nd child.)
Maybe I'll procrastinate for another day or two.