Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Other Shoe

I apparently was too positive too quickly. The genetic counselor called back today, and the news wasn't particularly bright and cheery. The nuchal fold measurement was fine, but the blood tests were not. We screened positive for Downs. Although, oddly, the risk at my age is 1/120, and our risk went to 1/160 after the test. Still, not so good. I already thought I wanted to do diagnostic testing, and this only cemented it for me.

The earliest they could get us in for amnio was 7/28. We decided that we didn't want to wait that long, in light of our screening results. We can do CVS on Wednesday if we go to Boston. So, we've got that in the works.

I freaked out a little, but I'm doing okay for the moment. I know it's just a screening test. I know that maybe everything is okay. But maybe it's also not okay. This isn't the path I would've chosen for myself.

9 comments:

Simple said...

Hi - I've been following your blog as I am approaching my 1st IVF treatment. I'm sending positive thoughts & prayers to you & your DH!!!!

IVF 40+ said...

best of luck for the tests. sending you peace and calm to get you through the wait

MAK-now said...

my thoughts & prayers are with you. best of luck on the tests.

Kacy said...

Hoping everything will turn out and sending good vibes your way.

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Mrs. Gamgee said...

Crossing my fingers and praying real hard that everything will be ok with your CVS!

Io said...

So...it's kind of good that your risk went down. So I will focus on the positive - this means you're getting your test stuff early! (I've got my fingers crossed that everything will be fine.)

JamieD said...

Good luck with the CVS - I'll be praying for all to go smoothly.

Keeping you in my thoughts . . .

ryanandjoesmom said...

Hope the CVS goes well. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

Anonymous said...

I hope things work out well. I have heard of false positives for Downs before. A friend of mine had the same thing happen and things turned out great. Sending positive vibes your way.