Thursday, June 25, 2009

Reality Bites...

So today was a bad day. My car broke down in the middle of a Burger King drive thru.A bunch of workers had to come push my car out of the way. So embarassing. It was pretty hot out too. While waiting for the tow truck I got a call from my Dr.my first trimester screening came back with a slightly elevated postive for down syndrome. I felt like someone had knocked the wind right out of me. Here I had been so worried about everything else and the one thing I didn't even give a second thought to has come to call. So the chance of downs is 1 in 131 according to the blood test even though the ultrasound was completely normal. Not even sure how to feel right now. Dr recommended going to speak to a genetic counselor so I guess I will call and make an appointment tomorrow. I am feeling angry right I just want things to easy for a change is that really too much to ask?

3 comments:

Tracy said...

I'm sorry. I'm praying that its just an elevated risk and nothing more.

Astrid said...

Sorry about the crappy day. Only an IFer would be _worried_ about a 1 in 131 chance, right? I've been there. My trouble ttc has lead to a whole new perspective on statistics. Namely, a 1/1000 chance is "pretty damn likely." when it rains it pours. I hope things turn out for the better. Will you get further testing? I think it's a good sign that the scan turned out normal!

Jasmine said...

Thinking of you during this time and hoping that you get good news. I am also having trouble getting pg and staying pregnant, have had 4 mc so far, and I happened to stumble upon your blog. Please contact me if your child is diagnosed with a trisomy, I have a very helpful online resource you might want to look into.
My prayers are that all is ok.
Best wishes.