Saturday, January 17, 2009

Blood Test

So when I had my last doctor appointment the doctor had told me that it was time for me to have a blood test to check the protein levels in my blood. I thought nothing of it and had the blood taken. A couple of days later I got a call from the doctors office and the woman told me that the test had come back abnormal and the doctor wanted to talk to me. I said ok and that I would come in. I asked the lady what the test checked for and she said down syndrome and Spina Bifida. I was a little shocked and scared. When I told Jose I could not stop from breaking down. I was such a mess and so scared about what it all could mean. He came home to go with me to the doctors, and I pretty much cried till we went. I know I should not have gotten so worked up with out hearing what the doctor had to say but all I could think of was what if the baby had one of those problems, how that would be, how scary it would be. We went to the doctors and she said that the test showed we had an increased risk of having a baby with down syndrome based on the low protein levels in my blood. But she did not have the ultrasound results yet, so she did not know for sure how far along I was. When it came back saying I was 3 weeks less she said the test was taken too soon and re drew my blood. I am still waiting for the results, but I feel a lot better about it all. I don't think I have ever felt so worried before.


  1. I would be a total mess! I hate when doctors scare the tar out of us! I pray everything will end up alright.

  2. Thanks I know I wish they would have waited to find out how far along I really was before they took the test.