Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The results.

The doctor called yesterday with the test results. Unfortunately the test confirmed that the baby has Trisomy 18. If I am able to carry her to full term, the chances that she will be stillborn are 50%. Of the 50% that are born only 10% will make it to their first birthday and that is with many medical problems.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We are still praying for a miracle but are trying to adjust to the likely reality.

I am claiming this verse for my daughter:

Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. - Jeremiah 17:14.

It's the same verse I have been praying for years for healing of my Multiple Sclerosis pain.

We believe in miracles.  We believe in a powerful God.  We believe in a righteous God that restores, that protects and that heals.  And we believe in the power of prayer. 

Please continue to pray for our sweet baby girl.


25 comments:

Colleen said...

Oh Beth! Not the results we were all hoping for.

My friend, Michelle (blogs at http://normalchaosforamultitaskmom.blogspot.com/) had a daughter with Trisomy 18 named Terese. I'm sure she'd love to talk to you if you had any questions.

Have you named her yet? I want to keep her and your whole family in my prayers.

Mari said...

I'm so sorry. I'll keep all of you in my prayers.

Madeline said...

I too believe in miracles. You will continue to be in our prayers.

Billie Jo said...

Hugging you across the miles, my friend.

And praying with you as well.

Kelli said...

Praying....I too believe in miracles and the power of prayer.

Housewifespice said...

Prayers and sacrifices for you and yours.

Hallie @ Moxie Wife said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear this, Beth. I will be praying fervently for a miracle.

Micaela Darr said...

Oh, Beth. You can count on my prayers for a miracle. Hugs.

Cari Donaldson said...

Praying, praying, praying healing in every possible way.

Aimee said...

Well, the first thing I wanted to type was an expletive, but I don't really mean it. I'm just sad that you had to get this kind of news about your sweet girl. I am sorry that you did not get the results you were praying for, and I will join everyone else in prayer for your baby and for your family and especially for you and your husband. Thinking of you so much these days. xoxoxo

Angela Nash said...

Prayers for your sweet little one, for peace for your family, and a miracle for all.

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

Oh Beth, I am so very sorry to hear this news. My heart is breaking for you. I've sent this post to a friend of mine whose son was born with Trisomy 13 last year. They named him Matthew. If you feel the need to connect with other moms who have walked this treacherous road, here is her blog: http://www.nondomesticmama.com/search/label/Matthew

Prayers and hugs and tears for you, friend.

Rachael Chambers said...

Hi Beth,
I am the friend Dwija mentioned in her comment.
First of all you are in my prayers. I know during this time you need all the prayers and emotional support you can get. If you have any questions for me I will be happy to answer to the best of my abilities. I know that Trisomy 18 and 13 are different but there are many similarities. I also know it's hard to see so many stories of loss while hoping maybe yours will be the exception. I pray you will. In the meantime know that you are being covered in prayer as you go foward.

One website I highly recommend for information if you haven't already found it is the Support Organization for Trisomy (SOFT) www.trisomy.org

Rachael

Erica Saint said...

Beth, I am so sad for you. I will keep you, your sweet girl, and your family in my prayers.

Lena said...

I'm offering up my family's recent gift (a cross that I didn't think I'd be able to bear)for your intentions.

Prayers for His healing and peace.

Pax Christi, Lena & family

Amelia Bentrup said...

I'm so sorry. Lots of hugs and prayers for you. My mom wrote a book about Serious Prenatal Diagnosis. Email me if you would like to be in contact with her and I'd be happy to mail you a copy of her book.

Lisa said...

So sorry, Beth. Continuing to keep you and your precious little girl in my prayers!

Mary Lenaburg said...

AMEN and AMEN! We will be praying this verse everyday for the miracle your heart screams for. Know that you are not alone. We will be lifting you in prayer my friend. Blessings and Grace...

Ferrell Boys Mom said...

Praying for you! I will claim that verse as well for your daughter.

Laura Pearl said...

Your faith is an inspiration to me! I will keep you, your sweet baby girl, and your family in my prayers.

Beth Roznowski said...

I am absolutely praying for you and your family. St. Gerard Majella, pray for us.

Kay said...

I'm so sorry! I will be praying for you as you carry your sweet girl.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I've been absent from the blog world, but have thought about you daily.
Love and prayers to you and your little girl.
XOXO

Katrina Rose said...

I don't know how I missed this! Praying for all of you and for a miracle.

Courtney said...

Praying for you. God is good. All the time.