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post #21 of 34
Popping in from the December DDC, my oldest son had that increased folds at the back of his neck as well, and the AFP test came back positive, we pretty much did all the testing we could to see if he would be a downs baby and they all came back positive. We were totally prepared for a downs baby when he was born and now at 5 yrs he doesn't show a sign of downs or any handicap for that matter. False positives are so high on these tests. I'll be following your story and hope things work out for the best. I truely believe children with disabilities come into certain peoples lives for a reason and are hand picked to parent them.
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by Momma2DoubleCuties View Post
Popping in from the December DDC, my oldest son had that increased folds at the back of his neck as well, and the AFP test came back positive, we pretty much did all the testing we could to see if he would be a downs baby and they all came back positive. We were totally prepared for a downs baby when he was born and now at 5 yrs he doesn't show a sign of downs or any handicap for that matter. False positives are so high on these tests. I'll be following your story and hope things work out for the best. I truely believe children with disabilities come into certain peoples lives for a reason and are hand picked to parent them.
Great post! Thanks for sharing your story!

Kristin
post #23 of 34
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We FINALLY have some real news. It turns out that it was all a false alarm. Baby seems to be fine. We've decided to get the triple screen done and will have the technician look really closely at the big u/s on Aug 30. I was given a lot of "I've done everything I'm supposed to, I can't help you", "we're still waiting for results", "it's not my problem" in the last week. Offices weren't talking to each other, my original scans weren't being sent - it was unbelievably frustrating! My midwives are looking into the reasons why this was such an ordeal, and are writing complaint letters to the head of radiology of both the original hospital and the health region, as are dh and I.

Anyways, the results were false, because the technician wasn't trained to do nuchal translucency (sp?) measurements and she did them wrong. The baby must be between 45 and 80mm (crown to rump), and my baby was only 40mm - right there that nullifies everything. Technicians need to zoom in to make measurements and she never did. Nuchal folds greater than 3mm are markers for Down's Syndrome. My baby's folds were only 2.7mm and they rounded the measurement up - a big no-no. The medical geneticist at the Women's hospital took a look at the scans and said everything looks fine.

So now we breath a sigh of relief and thankfulness. An annoyed sigh, but a relieved and thankful sigh nonetheless. Thanks again for all the positive vibes/thoughts/prayers.
post #24 of 34
Oh that is wonderful news!! You must be so so happy!!
post #25 of 34
wow! what a relief to have some information and not still be getting the run around. i bet that you are feeling much better. i wish they could realize what they had put you threw.
post #26 of 34
That is great news for you! I would imagine it feels so good right now, to not have to worry about that anymore. Thanks for the update!
post #27 of 34
PHEW!!! What a relief. Grrr to the poorly trained technician. GRRR.
post #28 of 34
wonderful, mama bear!
post #29 of 34
Great news!!! Sorry you had such a frustrating and worrying experience though


I really hope that tech does not preform the test again with out the proper training.
post #30 of 34
What great news.
post #31 of 34
Oh good, what a relief! Still, how frustrating that they put you through all that due to someone elses screw-up.
post #32 of 34
What a relief! Shame shame they know their names those who stressed you out!
Good for you for writing letters too.
Angela
post #33 of 34
So glad to read your latest update. That tech really deserves a stern talking- to.. I hope she realizes on some level what she put you through.
post #34 of 34
Good news
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