The Price We Pay for Knowledge....

Nothing comes without a cost on Surrogacy World.

Everything has it's odds, it's percentages, it's success or failure rate.

Today, we had the nuchal test done. And as expected it was inconclusive. Which means we can wait - weeks for more data - that will also be inconclusive. Or more forward with a CVS test that has a loss rate of 1 in 200/300 depending on who you talk to about the procedure.

Oh, the joys of parenthood.

The goal today was for a skinny neck. A neck fold at 3.0 or greater has an 80% chance of downs. 4.0 or greater has a 100% chance of downs.

An average neck fold is 1.4 - 1.8 regardless of age.

Our was a 2.35.

Which of course is inconclusive, but a higher number then the doctor is "comfortable with."

More testing is suggested.

We had bloodwork done today. With a second bloodwork test done in 3 weeks.
Based on our age we will likely "screen positive" which really just means we "don't know" if you have Downs, but require more testing.

That doesn't sound real "positive" to me.

Under this scenario - we can wait 3 weeks for another inconclusive test and then they will suggest an amnio.

The amnio test that has a loss rate of 1 in 500/600 depending on who you talk to about the procedure.

Oh, the joys of parenthood.

This is a classic lose - lose situation.

With that in mind - answer's now - or at least soon - are better then answer's delayed.

We chose to fast track the results. And to have a conclusive, real, and final answer as soon as possible. We are doing the CVS test which will give us preliminary results by Friday with a final result by the middle of next week.

Our boring pregnancy is gone. At least temporarily. And replaced with sleepless nights and anxiety.

Oh, the joys of parenthood.

1 comment:

Cyn said...

It just stinks that they are all so inconclusive.
Hopefully the CV(can't remember the initial-all I can think of is ER) goes well, is uneventful and gives you peace.