Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tuesday, then nine

Thank you to everyone for the supportive, reassuring comments. I went into the test half-expecting the results to be poor, what with my age and the two non-viable sacs, but that half-expectation didn't help me deal with the shock of it very well. However, your comments did. I have also known several women to get positive screen results and perfect amnios, resulting in perfectly healthy babies; I know that the odds are 63-to-1 in my favor. It just took me some time to get perspective.

We are set for Tuesday--genetic counselor, perinatal specialist, level-two ultrasound, amnio. By the end of the following week, we should have our answer.

23 Comments:

Anonymous Anne said...

Fingers crossed.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

63 to 1. Now THAT we can deal with. Here's hoping this is the last scare you have to go through!

4:28 PM  
Anonymous akeeyu said...

We'll be waiting here with you, thinking only the best thoughts for you and your family.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love to you, Bugs.
--Soper

5:55 PM  
Blogger fisher queen said...

Thinking of you.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Leggy said...

63 to 1, I like those odds. Here's hoping for the best. Keep us posted.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I'll be sending lots of good thoughts your way.

I came back screen positive for the very fatal Trisomy 18 with a 1 in 25 chance (originally listed as 1 in 5 but they had my weight wrong which skewed the result). I know your fear well (and the reality of that phone call that takes away the normal pregnant person feeling you were getting used to). Hang in there and know that lots of us are sending you love in this trying time.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Lindy said...

Hoping for a return to normal pregnancy for you ASAP. Boy - that's a lot to do in one day!

5:29 AM  
Blogger April said...

Sending you love and hope. We're here for you, and we love you Bugs.

5:44 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Sending you healthy vibes and many prayers!

5:52 AM  
Blogger Suz said...

It's a truly frightening thing, Bugs. I'll be thinking of you during these two weeks.

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Alexa said...

Just adding my voice to the chorus--I will be thinking of you and yours.

6:47 AM  
Anonymous pixi said...

I pray that the next round of tests brings good news. My hopeful thoughts are with you.

7:35 AM  
Blogger chris said...

Good luck. Crossing, fingers, toes, everything.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Millie said...

Fingers and toes crossed here as well. Holding good thoughts for you.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Thalia said...

Yes, 63 to 1 in your favour doesn't sound too bad. I'm hoping very hard that everything is ok with the next test, and that after this it all goes smoothly (Ha!)

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Menita said...

63 to 1 is a good, good number. Thinking of you, fiercely.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are in prayers for nothing but good news.

5:53 PM  
Blogger sherry said...

Sorry I've been a bit out of touch lately, but I'm up to speed and sending so many sane thoughts to you.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous wessel said...

Thinking of you, Bugs, and hoping to hear good news from you later this week.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Still holding all of you in thought and prayer.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous T said...

Good luck tuesday. It's scary, I know - I had a soft marker. Hoping for you!

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Jody said...

Best wishes for smooth testing. Glad you're feeling better, and hope the tension is relieved soon.

5:32 PM  

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