I thought I would share this email I sent out today to my family and friends instead of trying to type up a seperate update for the blog.
We wanted to send out this information and ask that you remember us in prayer over the next few weeks.
As most of you know, I am 15 weeks pregnant. Yesterday, my doctor let me know that my initial blood tests/screening revealed that there maybe a problem.
There is some sign that I have an antibody in my blood. This usually occurs when someone has a , though I have never had one. The doctor made it clear that this may be a false positive, but to be on the safe side, I have to have more tests run. I will go back today to get the necessary lab work completed. If there is some kind of antibody in my blood, it is possible that it would harm the baby by passing through the placenta and attacking the baby's .
Right now, we really do not know what is going on. Because the screening was unclear, they will send off blood to a specialized lab to have it re-screened to determine what, if any, antibody is present. These results will take a couple of weeks.
We are trying to not get ahead of ourselves in all this and just wait to see what the next tests reveal. Please pray for us as we wait, that the Lord would give much grace and peace.
So far, we have been able to just look at the facts before us and not become overwhelmed with the possible outcomes. I'm praying that the Lord will continue to give that peace and continue to protect this child, whatever come in the next weeks.
I will send out another update as soon as we hear anything.
Thank you for your prayers on our behalf!!!