Thursday, March 12, 2009

Eternal Optimist, But...


I'm also the eternal worry wart. Mrs. H. finally got ahold of the nurse at the clinic. Turns out that the quad screening they did says she has too much pregnancy hormone, meaning:

a) She's a week further along than they thought, which is why they want to do the ultrasound early...

b) Sprout has Down's Syndrome...or

c) Sprout is actually Sprouts (twins)...

I'm more worried about option (b) right now, and of course, Mrs. H. is beside herself with worry. The clinic couldn't get her in for an ultrasound today, and they don't do them on Fridays, so Monday was the soonest they could get her in. So we get to go through the entire weekend worried sick. So if y'all could keep us in your prayers, I'd be much obliged.

7 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending for Mrs Sprout and the Sprouts ;=)

IT said...

All good thoughts with you!

IT

Lois Keen said...

Prayers today and this weekend, to get you through the waiting, and for Sprout and Mrs. Sprout.

Denbeau said...

I know you must be anxious, but please recognize that option b) should actually read 'Sprout has an increased risk of Down Syndrome'. The quad test isn't definitive; it's a screen, designed to divide all tested pregnancies into two groups; those at lower risk and those at higher risk. Unfortunately, Mrs. H. has been assessed at higher risk. However, the 'OAPR' (odds of being affected given a positive result) are still quite low. Talk to your doctor or genetic counselor, and I think that they can reassure you that the risk is still pretty low (depending on your actual results).

Arkansas Hillbilly said...

Denbeau,

Thank you. I'm trying not to overstress this. Nothing about pregnancy is certain until it's over with, or so I've been told. I'll pass this on to Mrs. H. so maybe she won't worry so much too. We'll definitely talk to the OB or her APN on Monday.

Two Auntees said...

Prayers for Sprout and the the whole family.

Lynn said...

Prayers from Virginia, for all the sprouts, large and small.