Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Our Fears Confirmed
It has been a trying last 6 weeks or so for our little family. A first ultrasound indicated there was a 50% chance that there was something seriously wrong with our new baby. We then went through a CVS (Chorionic Villi Sampling) and two Amnios (Amniocentesis, FISH test) to try and find out if this was really the case. Today, we learned that our baby has a terminal disease called Trisomy 18, or Edwards syndrome. I didn't quite know what this was, but it is described here, Trisomy 18 Foundation. There is an extremely high chance the baby will not make it to birth, and if she (yes, it's a girl) does, she is not expected to live long. This is very sad for us, but we have decided to carry on with the pregnancy. Hopefully, we will get to hold her in our arms before she passes on. We debated whether we should post this, but we decided to let you all know as there is nothing we can do medically. Please keep us in your prayers. We trust the Lord has a plan for us and that He knows what is best for our family.