fluid round neck in ultrasound

Rachael Lucy - posted on 07/17/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




i am waiting for results as they measured 4.3 fluid raround neck of baby on 12 week scan, stating that chromosones are in place.

i had the blood tests and theycome back as increased 1 out of 10 high risk factor but no possibility thatit is downs syndrome, so now they re testing for edwards syndeome and patac syndrome.

i have the rest of my diagnostic test o thursday, im trying to stay positive but its very hard


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Cherish - posted on 07/17/2012




It is hard to learn that something is or might be "wrong" with your baby...Ok so the good thing about knowing what is going on before the baby comes,is that you can get used to(for lack of a better word) whatever it is.You can also find other parents of children like yours and learn about whatever it is that baby has.
This poem was helpful to me when I first learned of my sons disabilities:

Welcome to Holland:

I am often asked to describe the experience of raisin a child with disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to imagine how it would feel.
It is like this...

When you're goin to have a baby, it is like plannin a fabulous vaction trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guidebooks and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michaelangelo David. The Gondolas of Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It is all very Excitin.

After months of anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bag and off you go. Several hours later the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, 'Welcome to Holland'. 'Holland? ' you say. 'What do you mean Holland? I signed up for Italy! ! ! I am supposed to be in Italy. All my life i have dreamed of goin to Italy! '.

But there has been a change in flight plan, they have landed in Holland and there you must stay. The important thing in that they have not taken you to a horrible, disgustin, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It is just a different place.

So you must go out and buy new guidebooks. And you must learn a new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met before. It is just a different place. It's a slower paced than Italy. It's less flashy than Italy. But after you have been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills, Holland has tulips and Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy comin and goin from Italy and they are all braggin about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life you will say, 'Yes, that is where i was supposed to go, That's where I had planned'.

And the pain of that will never, ever go away, because the loss of that dream is a very significant loss, but if you spend your life mournin the fact that you didn't go to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things about Holland.
~Dannielle Williams

Louise - posted on 07/17/2012




Try and stay calm as best you can. Ask for another scan to see if the fluid mass has changed at all in a week. They may suggest an amniosentisis to be done to test more accurately what is going on. Wait and see what the specialists say before you start to worry. If you have any questions then write them down because you will forget what you wanted to ask when with the specialist. Listen to what he has to say and then get a second opinion to make sure and then based with all the facts you can decide the best way forward.

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