Game on!Posted: December 20, 2011
I got an unexpected call from Perinatal Associates today. They left a message stating that my second round of blood work came back today. The blood work they did was routine and, as far as I understood, estimated your chances of having a baby with Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21).
She said the results were great and according to the combination of the tests-there is a 1 in 10,000 chance Caleb has Down Syndrome.
However, we know that the 2 markers on Caleb are more commonly associated with Trisomy 18 so although this call was great news-it really didn’t surprise me since the first round came back with very similar results.
I just Googled the name of the test with “Trisomy 18” and it said:
When used together as first trimester screening tests, nuchal translucency screening and maternal blood tests have a greater ability to determine if the fetus might have a birth defect, such as Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or trisomy 13.
So I’d say:
1 point for our team
zero points for the “markers” 🙂
Keep praying for Wednesday.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14)
Although we have completely surrendered this to God and we want nothing other than His will for Caleb we know we can pray specifically and we are asking God to leave the doctor scratching his head saying “What cysts?! There are no cysts and his 2nd artery is right here!”
“You do not have because you do not ask” James 4:2
“in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6