As you all know, my name is Cynthia or Cindie Hamilton, formerly Carey. I am Karen Sawyers daughter. I am 18w pregnant, with EHK, and just recently had my amnio to find out if the baby has EHK. We got prelim results back and it's a BOY, his name is Tyler James Hamilton. Also... He has Down Syndrome, which is 3 copies of the #21 chromosome. I actually saw a map of HIS chromosomes today at the counsellors office, he has 3 copies of the # 21 chromosome. def. D/S.
[/img] But We are trying to look at the bright side of things until we hear if the baby has my skin problem and any heart problems or not.
But I did have a VERY low chance, like 1/1700 or more, but after this baby, it's 1/100 with any other children.
She said it's very rare for a mom to have more than 1 child with down syndrome. and in a few weeks we are getting a heart test for the baby to be sure his heart is healthy since about %40 of these babies have heart problems. and my whole family knows.
I'm now officially considered HIGH RISK. At 24 weeks they're gonna do a echocardiogram(sp?) to check for heart defects, and at 29w they're gonna have me in 2X a week to check for stress on the baby.
We still don't find out if he has EHK for another 6-8weeks.
My husband is looking at it this way~ We played russian roulette with 1 bullet already in the gun (my skin problem) then got shot with a second bullet we didn't know was in there. We're waiting to see if the next one comes out too.
How I see it~ At least we've survived that first shot.
(I've posted on 2 other threads for other ppl to see.)