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Anyone have a child with a TORCH infection?

Our DD#2 just got this diagnosis from an infection in utero that caused blood vessel abnormalities on the right side of her brain.  I was very sick with this pregnancy, but my OB assured me our daughter was fine - and now she isn't.  We were told she may have developmental or cognitive delays - but we have also read blindness or deafness may occur too.  We are in the early stages of diagnostic testing, but should have some answers soon.

Re: Anyone have a child with a TORCH infection?

  • I was tested for TORCH when I was pregnant with my second son because I had polyhydramnios. Did you have that? It was negative, but he had Prader-Willi syndrome instead. No advice to offer, unfortunately, just hugs.
  • I do not have experience with a TORCH infection, but my son has a brain injury from oxygen deprivation before his birth.  There are a lot of really supportive, helpful ladies on here who have really helped me through this journey so far.  I hope you find similar support.

    It is the worst feeling ever to have a sick little one.  Hang in there. 

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  • Thanks for the support ladies.  I did not have polyhydramnios.

    We should have more answers this week, depending on what it shows, I will probably be back for more support.

  • DS was born with the 'C' portion...Cytomegalovirus.  We had no idea I was even infected while I was pregnant and DS wasn't diagnosed until 7 days old.  Hopefully they'll be able to tell you which of the infections is causing the problems.  If it's CMV, please feel free to email me [email protected]
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