Tuesday, October 27, 2009
We went in and met with a genetic councilor, and then with a doctor and nurse, then I was prepared for the CVS. I had it done vaginally since it was determined there was no way to do it through the abdomen. The procedure did not go well, it took almost twenty minutes when it should only take a few, my placenta was way higher than they had thought and had a very difficult time getting a sample. It was more painful than labor, and they only ended up with a very small sample, possibly not enough to determine anything. Because the baby's heart rate was in the 190's the doctor said my risk of miscarriage from this is significantly higher and that it might very well happen in the next week. I'm going back for another ultrasound next Wednesday and should get my test results by next Thursday. If the sample was too small I have to choose whether or not I want to go through the procedure again, if I choose to do it again the chance for a miscarriage is even higher. I’m hoping I get results back, if they come back negative than it is most likely a heart defect. Whatever happens I'm in for a long road ahead of me, and will probably have to see more specialists. I'm praying for the best right now, even though I don't know what that is.
Posted by LC at 11:53 AM
After several ultrasounds and two CVS tests, it was confirmed that our son, Elijah, had Trisomy 13. He had several defects such as extra fingers, cleft palate, no lenses (eyes), enlarged kidneys, two vessel cord, the right side of the heart appeared to be larger than the left, and a few more things. Although Eli had many complications, he was both perfect and beautiful to us. He has opened up our hearts to what love truly means. We were not sure if he would make it to term or through labor. Around 35 weeks it became obvious that Elijah's growth was slowing down. I was induced at 37 weeks, and Elijah Alexander was born at 2:30 am, April 25, 2010, weighing 4 lbs. 15 oz. He was absolutely beautiful. He lived for 12 beautiful hours, and at passed away peacefully at 2:30 pm, April 25, 210.
- I have such an amazing family, I am so blessed. My husband Jon and I have a beautiful daughter named Dylan who is constantly making us smile. We also have a son, Elijah, who has changed our world and touched our hearts. Even though he is an angel now, we will always embrace and celebrate his life.