Amnio Results

>> Monday, February 16, 2009

We got a call today about the amnio results and everything came back negative for chromosomal disorders. This confirms that Kamryn does not have Down's or Trisomy. We did not do an amnio on Brooke, but there weren't any indications that she might have a disorder and we decided not to chance it.

They are still growing the cells to check for chromosome deletions, but it is highly unlikely there will be any with these results coming back good. We will get those results in 7 days.

We had a great dinner with Jennifer and Julie last night who each have a CDH baby. We asked a lot of questions and learned so much more about what to expect as we get closer to delivery. We learned a lot more about feeding after Kamryn is born and that it will still be an adventure after she gets out of the hospital. We also think we will look at Children's in Houston a little more closely now as an option. Thanks so much for having dinner with us and answering all of our questions! You all were really sweet to take time out of your evening to help us.

Talk to everyone soon!


Anonymous February 16, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

Hey Stephanie!

I was checking earlier today for an update.... So glad to hear that the FISH was good! One less thing to worry about... How are you feeling these days?

Hang in there!


Jaime's World February 16, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

Hi Stephanie and Shawn,

Tom and I are so thrilled to hear that Kamryn's amnio was NORMAL! YEA!
Another hurdle conquered.
We're so happy for you! It's also nice that you were able to personally meet other CDH parents. I have been in touch with a few here in Cleveland...they truly are wonderful resources for us!

Again, congrats, sending love and prayers your way,

Sheryl & Tom

Tracy Meats February 17, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

So happy that Kamryn's amnio was normal! That is wonderful you were able to meet up with parents affected by CDH. It will be an adventure even after Kamryn comes home, but well worth it. I hope she comes home with no feeding issues at all!! There is such an extreme on how CDH babies do with feeding, to some coming home breastfeeding like a pro to the other extreme of needing feeding tubes. My son came home on an NG tube for several weeks, but was soon bottle feeding exclusively once he could stay awake long enough to eat and had the strength to take a full bottle! That is a good questions to add to your list--the hospital's approach to getting your baby to eat.

Many continued prayers for Kamryn and Brooke and the entire family. Continue to stay strong for your girls.

Hugs, Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04 and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

Fer February 17, 2009 at 12:20 PM  

I am so glad the amnio results are fine. I'm keeping you in my prayers.


Anonymous February 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

thank goodness the results came back all clear!! {{HUGS}}, China.

Craig and Kristi Kuehl February 17, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

Another answered prayer!! I know how relieved I was when we go the amnio results. It was our first glimmer of hope that things could turn out good :) Continued prayers and thougts for the 5 of you.

Darcy February 17, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

What a relief! I am so glad that you have gotten good results for Kamryn!

Maxton's Mommy February 17, 2009 at 10:16 PM  

Very glad to hear the amnio came back fine.. praying that the official results will be the same. We will be thinking of you guys!!

Terri February 20, 2009 at 7:31 AM  

Hello I just found your blog today through another. I am so sorry you have to go through all of this. I too am a Mother of a CDH baby. I'm here to scream out hope to you all. Yes they can survive.

I'm so very happy to hear that the amnio came back good...what a sigh of relief. I remember the day we got our back.

Wow it is wonderful you got to meet with other cdh parents. This will help you so much. YOU are NOT alone. Just know that your twims are in my prayers...and you, daddy and sister are as well. God bless!

To read Ava's journey:


crone51 February 21, 2009 at 7:45 PM  

Hi! Just wandered over by clicking the CDH webring button on my niece's blog. Her CDH baby is now six years old and into Spiderman and torturing his baby sister. Just thought I would say hi and wish you good luck and I had to comment on the amazing sonogram pics. Man, that technology has improved a bunch since I had my youngest baby ( she turns 20 in May). Good luck to you.

Anonymous February 21, 2009 at 10:28 PM  

Just wanted to drop by and let you know that we are praying for and thinking of your family everyday.

I am glad that the amnio came back negative and that you were able to meet with the CDH moms.

If there is anything we can do for y'all please just let us know. Until then know that we are praying faithfully....

Anonymous February 24, 2009 at 8:35 PM  

Hey guys! So glad to hear about the amnio results and overall good vibes. Keep in touch!

~Mel Kelly

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