Bad news at Anatomy scan... T&P needed — The Bump
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Bad news at Anatomy scan... T&P needed

My Anatomy scan was yesterday afternoon. We thought everything went well except the u/s tech couldn't get measurements on the baby's spine because of how he was laying. She said we may need to come back later to get the measurements. We also found out our LO is a boy-- DH is thrilled.

Today, I got a call from my Dr letting me know that our baby's femur bone was measuring short. She said it is a marker for Down's but could be normal if we were both short. I'm 5'8" and DH is 6'2" - we both come from tall families.

She couldn't give us more information but referred us to a genetic specialist. DH and I chose not to do prior genetic testing but we still have the option of doing the Quad screen now. Our appointment with the specialist is scheduled for the 24th and we will know more information then.

I feel in the dark about our test results & the risk for Down's... DH doesn't want to talk about it until we know more information. I don't know what to think. We will continue with the pregnancy even if our son has Down's but I'm terrified at the thought of it. We are not prepared to deal with a child with mental & physical disabilities. I'm so scared right now.

I'll let everyone know next week once I find out more info.

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  • T&Ps headed your way. Things will be okay no matter what!
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  • Hugs, you're in my T&P's. Will you get the quad screen done now or after you see the specialist?
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  • T&P being sent your way.  So sorry you have to go through this.
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  • I'm so sorry for your news. I hope that everything goes well at your appointment with the genetic specialist next week. You'll definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

    I also want to say congrats on your little boy! No matter what happens, I'm sure he'll be the most wonderful little boy and he will be lucky to be yours. Smile

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  • I'm so very sorry my dear. I know it's not much comfort, but my understanding is that it's a "soft" marker for Down's. Please keep us updated. I will be praying for you during this time.
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  • Congrats on your baby boy :) I'm so sorry you didn't get the news you were hoping for. T&P for your little guy that it's nothing. ((hugs))
  • Wow...your family is definitely in my thoughts. Please keep us posted.
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  • I am sorry. I will keep you, your h and your little one in my t&p.
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  • I am sorry to hear.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that everything turns out okay.  
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    I'm so sorry for your news. I hope that everything goes well at your appointment with the genetic specialist next week. You'll definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

    I also want to say congrats on your little boy! No matter what happens, I'm sure he'll be the most wonderful little boy and he will be lucky to be yours. Smile

    You and LO will be in my prayers. I hope you can get some answers soon.

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  • Many thoughts and prayers for you, H and your LO. Hopefully it turns out to be nothing but regardless you will have a beautiful baby boy. ::hugs::


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  • I wanted to say congratulations on your little boy and that I'm so sorry you had to receive scary news along with the good.

    My T & P are with you and DH - I hope you get answers very soon. {hugs}

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  • T&P for you and your DH.   Congrats on a baby boy!!!
  • (((Hugs))) and prayers sent your way. 
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  • Thoughts and good vibes to you and your family.  I'm sorry you have to go through this stressful time. 

  • Hugs and good thoughts to you!

    I hope it works out for the best.

    Please know though that this is relatively common. My hospital sends out a handbook and one section covers "What if's of the anatomy scan." It said that a short femur is a "soft" marker for Down's but if there's no other signs chances are you're clear as the femur is a) hard to measure b) grows in spurts c) often is one of the last bones to catch up.

    My first born had this, but it was only a big deal because there were like four other issues present. I don't say this to scare you but because my own dr. told me he wouldn't have thought twice about it otherwise.

  • T & Ps  are headed your way for a favorable outcome. 



  • I am so sorry you are going through this...Lots of T&Ps headed your way.
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  • Lots of thoughts and prayers coming your way hun!
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  • Keep your hopes up. Thoughts & prayers for you and your lil' one <3

    My nephew was considered a potential Down's baby up until the day he was born due to short femur measurements (they forwent any additional testing afterwards). He was born 100% healthy!

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  • T&P to you and your husband.  Hopefully everything is fine.
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  • Geez, I'm so sorry, waiting is so hard. I hope you can find someone to talk to (if your husband has kind of shut down, which sometimes happens with men). I will be thinking of you and please update us next week. 
  • So many thoughts and prayers to you!  Please keep us updated on what you find out-------
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  • Sorry you are going through this right now. Congratulations on your baby boy, and I will be keeping positive T&P for you.
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  • *hugs*  Thinking and praying for the 3 of you and a positive result. 
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  • Congratulations on your little boy. I am so sorry that you have to wait until the 24th to get more information. :(  I hope the next week goes by quickly and that everyone turns out ok. We are here for you! 
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  • T&P!!!  Is there any way the tech was measuring you as if you were 20 weeks?  Just trying to think of another explanation.  Maybe LO is just a little behind and the tech was being extra cautious with measurements.

    Hang in there and keep us posted!

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  • I am so sorry, my T&P are coming your way. I know this must be stressful. Congrats on your little boy! Please keep us updated and know we're all here for you.
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  • I'm sorry you're in this limbo.

    Hugs.


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  • Lots of T&Ps headed your way.


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  • T&Ps to you and your DH! Keep us posted!
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  • Many T&P's are headed your way.  Good luck at the specialist.
  • Thoughts and Prayers are with you and DH, but congrats on your little boy:) And like others said it is just one soft marker and doesn't mean for sure yes for a child with downs. 
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  • Sending lots of T&P's your way. Congrats on a baby boy and hoping everything turns out fine.
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  • Sending you lots of T&Ps and hugs right now! 
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  • I'm so sorry you're in this situation. I hope you get good news next week, and I will keep you, YH and your little boy in my T&Ps. ((Hugs))
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  • So sorry sweetie! I hope the specialist is able to clear the air. Your husband has the rt idea but I'm sure it's tough keeping ur mind fm wondering. Praying for you.
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  • T&P to you - I can't imagine the anxiety you must feel.  Please know we're all here for you if your DH is unwilling to talk about it.

    Also - I recommend calling the specialist and seeing if you can get on a cancellation list - and then following up every couple of days.  I have been pleasantly surprised more than once at how easy it is to get in to see a doctor early if you're persistent.

    Please keep us posted -

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