Thursday, October 29, 2009
It is not good news. I got a call from the nurse tonight and she said that the lab in Santa Fe called and there was not enough of a sample to look at the chromosomes. I am devastated.Now I have to choose whether I want to do another CVS, which would have to be done next week, wait for a amniocentesis, or do nothing at all and wait to see what happens. My doctor was hesitant to do the first CVS due to the heart rate being so high, so doing a second one would increase the already high chance for a miscarriage even more. On the other hand, I don't even know if my pregnancy will make it to 15 weeks to have the amniocentesis done. I'm calling the office back tomorrow with my decision, but I'm just so torn right now and have no idea what I'm going to do.
Posted by LC at 5:56 PM
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.