Posted by: birdsandsquirrels | June 23, 2009

sometimes “normal” is actually good

We are finally home and I am just getting caught up on my google reader. The trip home was a long and windy one that took us through Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. We drove 500 miles one day, mostly on backroads. My husband is nuts.  Thank you guys for the motion sickness suggestions. I made sure to look out the front, not try to read or do anything stupid, and I took some Zofran, which seemed to help a lot.

Ok, so in my last post, I was all riled up about just getting a short message saying “normal!” about the results of the nuchal translucency. I did end up calling back the next day and I got the adjusted risks. Before the NT scan, just based on age, I had a 1/300 risk of chromosomal abnormalities. After combining all of the factors, the risk for Down’s syndrome went down to 1/5,881 and the risk for Trisomy 13 and 18 went down to 1/10,400. That was a relief. I am pleased with these numbers. Of course, the NT scan only catches 91% of Downs and 97% of Trisomy 18/13, but for now, things look good, and I have no concrete reason to worry. I’m sure I will still find something to worry about though.

At that point, I did send out the email I had started to my family. Over the weekend, we got lots of congratulatory emails back. The telling is getting a little easier, less scary. I never thought we would be here, and I am so thankful.

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Responses

  1. Glad that you had an eventful trip. 🙂

  2. Whoo hoo!

    I’m coming out (I’m comin’)
    I’m coming out
    I’m coming out
    I’m coming out
    I’m coming out
    i’m coming out

    I’m coming out
    I want the world to know
    Got to let it show
    I’m coming out
    I want the world to know
    I got to let it show

    There’s a new me coming out
    And I just had to live
    And I wanna give
    I’m completely positive
    I think this time around
    I am gonna do it
    Like you never knew it
    Ooh, I’ll make it through

    The time has come for me
    To break out of the shell
    I have to shout
    That I am coming out

    I’m coming out
    I want the world to know
    I got to let it show
    I’m coming out
    I want the world to know
    I got to let it show

    I’m coming out (comin)
    I want the world to know
    I got to let it show
    I’m comin
    I’m coming out (comin)
    I want the world to know
    I got to let it show

    I’ve got to show the world
    All that I wanna be
    And all my abillities
    Ther’s so much more to me
    Somehow, I’ll have to make them
    Just understand
    I got it well in hand
    And, oh, how I have planned
    I’m spreadin’ love
    There’s no need to fear
    And I just feel so glad
    Everytime I hear:

    I’m coming out
    I want the world to know
    I got to let it show
    I’m coming out (comin)
    I want the world to know
    I got to let it show
    I’m comin (x3)

    (the music bridge)

    course x5

    I’m, I’m comin OUT!
    I have to shout
    that im comin out,
    i have to work it out
    I have to let it out
    o yahh ……

  3. I like those odds. Things look like they are going well. And getting all those congratulatory emails must have felt wonderful.

  4. That’s great news! Congrats!

  5. I am so glad that you sent the email out! Having everyone happy for you and (hopefully) supporting you will be wonderful!

    Glad the trip went well

    Tina


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