Call from Genetics (Aug 1st)

This is a portion of an email I sent to our family and friends this afternoon. I don't have it in me at the end of today to call/email everyone individually, so I am posting this to my friends in MOPS who can understand a mother's heart... *******************************************************************
SO we went from no news yesterday to some urgent prayers needed today.

As I sat this morning to read the "well wishes" and replies from my
email yesterday, I got a call from the genetics dept at Kaiser. The
conversation started off ok until the woman asked if my Dr has
shared the results from the ultrasound with me. I told her no and
after what she said, well, let's just say I was glad to be already

She told me that I need to come into Sacramento tomorrow for a Level
2 ultrasound because there were some things on the first one that
weren't showing as they should. The first is the baby's heart. They
could not make out the 4 chambers and see the flow as they should.
The baby's brain also isn't the size it should be and the fluid
levels are not accurate either. Lastly, there seems to be a lot of
fibroids (cysts) in the placenta. Whew! Between drying my eyes and
trying to accurately pass on the information I was given, I feel
exhausted today.

The genetic tech says we will meet with her first to go over family
medical history and that we will have the results of tomorrows test
before we leave. They will have a specialist there that will review
everything and that can answer any questions we have.

Brian will be taking the day off to go with me (naturally) but he
called on his way home from work today and told me that his heart
hurts. Mine too. So please, pray for God's mercy on our family, a
clear reading of the test and peace for us. There is a chance that
the baby is so small that the initial readings may be skewed. I hope
that is the case. But I will let you know after we get home as to
what is happening.

Love to all,

1 comment:

  1. Miss Charlottes Aunt JenApril 20, 2007 at 5:46 PM

    I think this is absolutely beautiful, almost as beautiful as my neice! I am so touched by your faith, your commitment and the Love you have for Charlotte which shines through your writings! I love you so much, you'll never know. Peace be with you and the Lord continue to watch over you lil' Sis!