Monday, September 12, 2011

Turner Syndrome

Today we received the results from our CVS and the outcome wasn't the normal we were praying for but Turner Syndrome. For those of you that have never heard of TS before it is the absence of an entire sex chromosome. This abnormality can cause several medical problems including but not limited to cardiovascular malformations, kidney abnormalities, thyroid disorders, a higher risk for diabetes, and infertility. There are also several physical indicators for TS but they are not something all TS girls have. Our daughter can survive TS she can live a normal life can become whatever she wants.

We are not out of the woods yet there is a higher risk of miscarriage with TS and we are still dealing with the CH as well. We head back to the doctor on Sept 22 for another ultrasound and an echo to check the babies heart. Leo and I have decided that no matter what happens we will see this pregnancy to the end that when the lord calls our baby home that will be his decision and we will do nothing to accelerate it. We are praying that he lets us raise our little girl so that she will know the love of her family but we are prepared for the worst. Don't feel sorry for us we are so very excited to welcome our newest daughter into the family and cant wait to see her beautiful face.


  1. I am excited to meet Winnie the Pooh or Justin Bieber whichever name you choose for your new baby girl. She is one of the luckiest girls I know to have two special parents such as You and Leo.

  2. Stephanie: I am looking for the title to a song I hear just a couple of days ago. I think it will be particularly meaningful to you. The artist is Michael W. Smith and it basically tells your story...with a positive outcome. Keep the faith. God can, and does, work miracles every day. He can work a miracle in your baby girl's life. I am so incredibly proud of you for choosing to bear and love the child he is giving you. There is a reason and a season for all things. May God bless you for loving his child.

  3. Carol if you remember the title I would love to know it.