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May 17th, 2011, 07:48 AM
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I called Friday to get the results of my NT test and was told the nurse couldn't give them to me until the doctor reviewed them, BIG red flag. They never called back on Friday. Yesterday morning the nurse called to check if the doctor had called me yet, now I am getting really scared. An hour or so the nurse calls back, explaining that the doctor was too busy too call, but the results were not great. My odds for trisomy and downs were actually much better than the ones for my age, age gave my 1:1000 and 1:592, both came in at 1:10000. Great.

The bad news? My odds of an open neural defect? 1:87. Normal is 1:1000, the bottom line for a positive 1:145. After losing Kai to an open NT defect, I was crushed. I couldn't stop crying. I knew ahead of time that having a past NT defect and being obese put me at a higher risk, from the get go, but wasnt prepared to hear the results for some reason.

Luckily, I am already a patient of a high risk doctor and was able to get in ASAP for ANOTHER level 2 ultrasound to double/triple check her well being. The scan showed NO abnormalities. She is measuring right on track and everything is where it should be. He didn't think at this point amnio was worth the risk as everything looks great.

So right now we plan to keep going as we planned, u/s every few weeks to make sure she is growing right. He seemed calm and not at all worried. So now I am trying to make myself feel that way.

Anyone else had this happen?

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May 17th, 2011, 08:10 AM
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I haven't, but I'm sorry you had that scare and I hope everything turns out okay.


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May 17th, 2011, 08:41 AM
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Wow. Sorry for the scare, but glad everything looks good now!!
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May 17th, 2011, 08:56 AM
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I am so sorry you are going through all this. How scary! I hope all of your future ultrasounds continue to give you good news. ((hugs))

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May 17th, 2011, 09:18 AM
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I'm so glad the u/s looks great!!! I actually declined all those screenings and tests because of the high false positive rate. Having a "positive" result (like what you had for the open NT) still means that there's a *very* low chance that something is actually wrong, but it is still stressful and I didn't want to deal with that stress. It must have been really scary for you after what happened to Kai and everything, I'm so sorry hun, but everything looks really good for your little girl now so hold on to that!!!

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May 17th, 2011, 09:52 AM
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I'm so sorry for the scare you have gone through...but I'm glad the u/s looks great. I also decline these tests every time because I know a lot of women who had false positives, spentt their pregnancies devestated (or parts of it in sheer panic until more testing was done) and hteir babies were fine. I'll keep your little bean in my t&p's.
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May 17th, 2011, 11:39 AM
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I am so sorry that you have all this worry. I hope that she continues to do well and everything works out great.

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May 17th, 2011, 02:22 PM
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I'm sorry you're going through this. It is hard not to worry at the best of times. It's great that the u/s didn't show any problems.

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May 17th, 2011, 05:53 PM
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I'm so sorry you're going through all this worry It sounds like your u/s was perfect, and I hope things continue that way!
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May 17th, 2011, 07:59 PM
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I was so glad to read that the scan looked great. They should be able to pick up any big defects on the level 2 scan, so it sounds like things will be o.k. (((hugs)))
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May 18th, 2011, 09:52 AM
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Thank you everyone. I am hopeful that she is okay!

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