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Lauren

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« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2018 at 02:59 PM »
Yay for 24 weeks!!!!
Looking through this thread, it seems like this is going to be a big week for many of us. We’ll be 24 weeks in just a few days (due August 22).
It’s incredible the mixed feelings. One one hand, I’m so stoked to finally reach this milestone, and on the other, I’m looking towards the next goal. I don’t know when I’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief with this pregnancy. Lol
Best of luck with the days, weeks, and months ahead!

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« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2018 at 03:28 AM »
Thanks, Lauren :) You too! Are you at 24 weeks now? It is crazy with all the mixed feelings. I'm also looking forward to the next goal. Probably do that till I've had him!! Lol. I just feel so much more nervous this pregnancy! But every day is a step in the right direction :D

Thanks Obmum!

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« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2018 at 03:42 AM »
So, I had bubs MRI, ultrasound and appointments this week. It was really encouraging! The ultrasound went so well! His fluid has miraculously cleared from his brain! The specialist was so shocked and said he has rarely ever seen it happen with swelling and fluid so bad! He actually said "So I don't know what's happened here, but we have gone from what was potentially a scary, severe outcome, to a normal brain!" I  almost cried when we were told that! If the MRI results come up  normal when we get them, which the specialist thinks they should do, he won't need a shunt or surgery etc! I am so so relieved!

His heart is also looking great! And he is now 1 lb 12 at 25 weeks :D So he is growing really well too!

Cl was good too! And actually a little longer than last time! The specialist agreed an amnio would be too risky for bub to check for DS, with the bleeding and issues I've had so far. So we will find out either way at birth. I am just glad I will have a baby to take home and love!

It was such a positive appointment and I am feeling so encouraged about everything :D






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« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2018 at 01:07 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
That's the best news! I am so happy for you!!

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« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2018 at 02:03 PM »
So glad to hear your good news! What a miracle about the disappearance of the fluid in the brain!

Wishing you a much easier time for the rest of your pregnancy!!!

Today we are 24+4 and this means that this is officially the longest that I’ve ever been pregnant! Didn’t think we’d make it this far!

Jadeandrainbowbub

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« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2018 at 06:32 AM »
Thanks, English Rose! I am so stoked! I was a bit worried about even buying much for him before in case things went wrong, etc. But now I feel things will actually be ok, I have been going nuts! Haha. Just hope my partner isn't home for all the multiple online order deliveries (haha JK)! How are you? Hope things are ok on your end?

Wow, Lauren! 24+4 is great! I am so glad you have made it this far as well. And hopefully much further! How exciting for you! And thanks. :) I'm not really a religious person, and more believe in science, so I didn't expect anything positive. We had so many people praying for and thinking of my little guy tho that it makes me wonder?? Lol. Who knows. I am just so relieved that he won't need surgery and he will be ok!

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« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2018 at 08:53 PM »
So I had another appointment yesterday and found out I was told the wrong cl!! It has actually decreased 😥😔 And is 2.2.

Also, got my MRI results back and bub has some brain issues, with a very small corpus callosum, delayed brain development and his brain is also measuring at less than the 5th percentile! They didn't really tell me what it means for him, just that we need another MRI in a few weeks to make sure it's still growing etc.

This just feels like such a rollercoaster of a pregnancy!!

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« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2018 at 01:19 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear this, I hope they are able to give you a better idea of what those results mean but it doesn't sound good. Do they think it goes along with the downs syndrome or is it a seperate complication?

 Are they doing anything for your cervical length change? Too late for a cerclage but maybe a pessery and/or progesterone is still an option? 

Hugs to you and your baby.

Jadeandrainbowbub

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« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2018 at 05:23 AM »
Thanks! Me too! I am just feeling so overwhelmed and I don't know what to think! I am pretty annoyed with my specialist because I would have thought he could have told me more about what it could mean etc. I don't know if he is just not  qualified enough to know or what?  :'( But the neurologist is meant to be ringing me today or Monday to discuss things in more detail. In the meantime I am just left hanging!! The specialist told me not to panick because he thinks but will be fine but I think it could just be something he is saying to be nice??

He also didn't mention progesterone or anything. :/ Just told me the length and to take it easy 😒😡 I feel like I should be doing more tho!! With my last successful pregnancy, when I went into labour at 32 weeks, it progressed very quickly! They did stop it but my cl was short then too. And I am only 26 weeks today! And if his brain is not growing like it should I think he needs as much time inside to develop as he can get!

Overall I just feel a bit annoyed with him because I feel like I left the appointment not knowing much more than when I actually went in! I asked so many questions and I just didn't get many answers. :(

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« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2018 at 11:53 PM »
So I spoke to the dr yesterday who explained things in more detail. She said he has agenesis of the corpus callosum (which could mean a mild/moderate learning delay or he may be unaffected by it).

Also she said his brain doesn't look like it's developing as it should because part of it is measuring at less than the 5th percentile. She said it could be down syndrome or a more severe syndrome  :'( And she strongly suggests an amnio. The amnio wouldn't help him tho, it would just mean we knew exactly what the issue is and if it's isolated or linked to something else. And what to expect. She said if it's a different syndrome such as 13 or 18 or something else he may have no quality of life 😥

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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2018 at 12:20 AM »
 :(

Do you think you'll do the amnio? I feel like that's an agonizing decision to make since the procedure carries a small risk without benefiting the baby. I would personally only do it if I felt like the results would change my decisions going forward (like resuscitation vs. comfort care if he was born early), otherwise wait and have his blood tested when he's born to get your answers...I would think that fact that his heart was completely normal should make the most severe syndromes less probable,  but I'm no doctor.

Have you met with a genetic counselor yet or just neurology?

My heart goes out to you and your family. You've had so much to cope with lately.


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« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2018 at 02:48 AM »
We havent met with a genetic counsellor yet. I don't know if I will do the amnio. I really want to know what's going on, but I don't want to risk it sending me into labour! I also don't feel I could ever decide to do comfort care for him tho even if it was something terrible.

Aside from his brain, he looks really healthy, so I can't work out why they are saying it could be t13 or 18! Or something else.  I just hope they are wrong :( If it's just
down syndrome that doesn't worry me but I don't know what would happen with a different syndrome.

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« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2018 at 08:36 PM »
So hard to wait for those answers. With my son we had a false positive on his newborn screening for SCID right before his first surgery, and waiting the two weeks it took for the results from the repeat testing drove us crazy with anxiety, so I can only imagine what you are going through with this. Hope things look better for your son on the next MRI.

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« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2018 at 01:34 AM »
:O That would have been scary! I'm so glad your son doesn't have it.

Thanks. Next MRI and ultrasound isn't for 2 weeks. Really hoping it's better news!

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« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2018 at 01:38 AM »
27 weeks today!! Haven't had any contractions or bleeding for a few days!    :D I am sooo stoked to have made it this far!

Trying to think positive about bubs health. We won't know more till our next MRI and neurologist appointment. But hopefully all works out fine.

Hope everyone else is going good and still cooking? :)