We saw Dr. Meow on Sunday morning, and our plan is confirmed.
I start BCP tomorrow and we go from there with the Lupron, Follistim, Repronex, etc. Retrieval should be the first week of April. We'll be doing ICSI and a three-day transfer of up to three embryos, if we are lucky enough to have that many. If we have the great good fortune to have spares, we will freeze them.
Meow is very hopeful, which I find odd. He believes that the problem is likely an enzyme deficiency on J.'s part, one of the thousand that facilitates fertilization but for which there is no test, and that we have a better than 50% chance of the IVF working each cycle since ICSI bypasses the need for this theoretically absent enzyme. When he said we were "excellent candidates," I had the misplaced sensation of receiving an undeserved promotion or bonus, that he must not really know me to say such a thing, but that I'd better not correct him.
Meow's numbers are outstanding and certainly back up his claim, but I am not much comforted yet. Perhaps I will take heart in them later, once I can find two cold stones of hope to rub together for a spark.