Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Baby is OK!!!

Thank you LORD!!! Everything came back clear! I was surprised we got the fast results, but we did and we are so relieved!! We will get the full panel results in a couple weeks, but the main concern we had was for Downs, and that was tested with the fast results. Thank the Lord, for with him all things are possible!!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Repeated the amnio today

Well, today I had a repeat amnio done. We met with a genetic counselor first to go over what happened with our first amnio and go over again what our risks are for having a baby with Down Syndrome. The counselor was very nice, and showed us some blood levels that were off to give us the higher odds for Downs. We asked about the "markers" that show up on an ultrasound, and if no markers were to show up if that would make a difference. She said that even if there were no markers, there would still be a 50% chance of a DS baby. So, even though our ultrasound showed no problems, we decided to go ahead and do another amnio. This time they had got more fluid and it wasn't as painful. So another 2 weeks of waiting. The dr did said that they have NEVER had a repeat amnio come back bad, so I am hoping to get some results this time. Continued prayers would be appreciated. Thanks all!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Amnio results in - Well, sort of....

I got a call today from my OB with my amnio results, and the results were that there are no results. Apparently my sample did not grow any cells, which is very rare. So all my worrying was for nothing. We are right where we were before the stupid amnio!! (I'm a little upset - can you tell?) So, we now have an appointment with a genetic counselor on Friday up at Memorial. I'm not exactly sure what our next step will be. I think they will give us another detailed ultrasound and offer another amnio, but to tell you the truth, I'm not sure I want to have another one. There is still a miscarriage risk when getting an amnio, and I'm not sure I want to tempt fate again. So, who knows were we go from here. I guess I am pretty upset with my OB. First, he didn't get enough fluid for the faster test (which, I should mention does not require cells to grow, so we might have gotten a result) and now to not have good results. I'm not sure how my confidence is with this dr now. I have an appointment on Wednesday, and I hope I get some answers then. If not, then maybe on Friday. I'm just so disappointed. The odds of having a sample not grow were given to me as 1:100. Couldn't I just win the lottery instead??

Friday, May 8, 2009

Still waiting for results

Ugh! God is giving me a good lesson in patience. I still have not gotten the results from our amnio. They didn't get enough fluid for the faster FISH test, so I knew I'd be waiting for results. I just didn't think I would be waiting this long. I called the nurse to see what was up, and she said that they hadn't heard from the lab. She gave them a call, and they told her they wouldn't get the test done until Monday. Great! I get to wait the entire weekend. So, more waiting!

Nothin else much going on. School is going fine. Only 3 weeks left! Woohoo! Benjamin is doing great and so is William. Our little one is doing great too. I am feeling him move around, but no big kicks yet. I am feeling much better and even getting a little energy back. So, I wish I had more exciting to share, but I guess I don't.