Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Test Results Are In

After a very tiring vacation in Dallas with my sister and nephew I am finally home and have some more news to give. Aside from the new head cold and ear aches, I finally got a call from Dr. G's office yesterday morning as we were preparing to go to the airport to fly home. They left a message about the results being in and they needed Skeet and I to have blood drawn. I decided that I didn't want to know until I could be with Skeet so I didn't call them back until this morning.

When I spoke to Dr. G he said that the genetic mutation they found looks like Thanatophoric Dysplasia, but it is something they have never seen before. The type of mutation they saw looks similar to the type of dysplasia that is lethal but they cannot tell us for sure if it is lethal or even if it is for sure Thanatophoric Dysplasia. They need Skeet and I to have blood drawn so that they can test to see if we are carriers or if it is a new mutation or a mistake. I guess that means more waiting for us. And I can still have hope that she may be okay.

She doesn't move much but I think that she is growing because my belly is getting a lot bigger. I do feel her move more when I am resting and she is still really low, but I enjoy every kick, punch and turn that I do feel. While in Dallas we went into Babies R Us to find gifts for friends and family that are expecting and I thought I would be okay but while looking for cards I lost it. I didn't realize how hard it would be to see all the clothing, bedding and toys and not be sad that I should be having fun and buying things to prepare for her arrival. I don't want to have a pessimistic attitude about it but I don't think that I can make all those purchases and have to look at them or take them back if things don't go the way we are hoping for. I may never have a shower for Avery or paint a nursery but I will keep hoping that it will happen someday soon. With only a little over 3 months left of this pregnancy I am starting to get scared about what will happen and if I will be able to handle it.

Thank you all again for your prayers, please continue to pray for Avery and I will keep you updated. God Bless.


Anonymous said...

You are still in my prayers. Daily. Plan for Avery, have faith, trust that God has a plan for you, which includes you having a beautiful baby girl named Avery.

YaYa to Bryan

Anonymous said...

Baby Avery is a gift. People you don't even know, and may never even meet, are praying for you and for her every day. That in itself is a miracle. I'm a believer. My very best wishes and all my prayers remain with you and your family. Please be sure to keep us all posted.

Jennifer/Cat's mom/Owen's grandma

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers from Rhode Island.


liz said...

I have been following your situation since seeing your post on bbc. I wanted to tell you that I am praying for you and your family. I know this is such a scary time. We found out at 11 weeks that our baby had a problem, and we lost her at 16 weeks. She also was very loved, very wanted, and took us a long time to conceive. I just wanted to say I am so sorry, you are in my prayers, and never ever give up hope. Even though we lost our little girl she brought us so much joy,and strengthened my husband and my faith.
many hugs and prayers,

How Life is Measured said...

I'm thinking about you and anxious to hear the updates.
Good luck and I'm praying for you!