Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy and Sad :(

First off...sorry I wasn't able to post earlier. A combination of really bad news and being rushed to pick up my uncle and drive to Lynchburg made it virtually impossible to post. My mom's dial up is horrible and I would have been on there hours compared to the few minutes it takes me here.
I'll start off with the good news....Eddie and I are having a BOY!!!! We are very excited! We have a name picked out, but aren't telling anyone until after he is born :)
Ok...the bad news...After being in the doctors office an hour longer than expected on Wednesday, the doctor came in to tell us that our baby boy has a Choroid Plexus Cyst on his brain. Basically, this is an indication of a disease called Trisomy 18. This disease is "not compatable with life" (That was the exact usage of words from the doctor)..basically, if our son has this disease, he will not survive outside of the womb. We are having a more detailed, specialized ultrasound on Monday that will look for other indicators. They say this cyst is present in 1-2% of all pregnancies and usually will dissolve and go away on it's own. There's nothing we can do but wait and pray at this point.
I have never been more scared in my life and at a time like this, I should be happy and celebrating, but I just can't seem to bring myself to do that :(


Dolly said...

I'm so happy you are having a BOY! I couldn't wait to read your post when I saw you had updated your blog but was very sad to hear the news the doctor gave you as well. You need to take care of yourself during this time and try not to be stressed out. We will pray for your little guy that he will be born a healthy little guy. Keep us posted for sure!

Donna said...

Toni, I was waiting for a post to see what you were having. I am so sorry that you got the news you did. There is nothing harder then hearing that and then having to wait over a long holiday weekend for another report. I will be praying for your family and your sweet little baby boy.

The Goldsmith's Gazette said...

Toni, I heard the news from a text from Rebecca. I am so happy you are having a little boy! I know in times like these it is hard to understand, but we have a BIG GOD and He is in control! We will pray and get lots of people to pray for this cyst to go away! God is in the business of miracles, ya know!