Friday, April 24, 2009

Update....

Well, most of you can tell by me not posting sooner that the news we got on Wednesday wasn't so great. The fluid on the baby is a disease called Hydrops. The fluid is pretty severe on her head, back, lungs and starting on her heart. This is caused by her Lymphatic system not being developed. That system is what distributes the fluid in a normal baby. You most commonly see this in Down Syndrome children, the doctor was pretty sure that the baby has Downs. They did an Amnio to test this. That is where they take fluid from around the baby and test it. I will know on Monday if the baby has Downs for sure or not, and then about a week after that we will get the results of the Amnio for a full history of the babies chromosones. The doctor said that more than likely the Hydrops will continue to get worse, but in some cases it resolves itself. She said that would be unlikely in our case. There is a severe risk of stillbirth or miscarriage still.

So we are trying to take this all in and do our best with it. We know that the Lord will be with us through this tough time and that he will do what is best for our little girl! It is in His hands now.

14 comments:

Ashley DeMille said...

I have been thinking about you all week and I am so sorry to hear that news. I wish I just had some magic cure that would make everthing better. I am so amazed by your faith. You will be in our prayers.

The Belnaps said...

Love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your attitude couldn't be better and I know you are being really brave through all of this. I know it's harder than you let on. So always remember that it is in His hands and He'll be with you through all of this. So take it day by day and call me often for a good cry.

bartonbeat said...

You all have been on my mind since Grandma told me the news. I am so sorry to hear the news on your sweet baby girl. I can't imagine how you're all feeling... We are keeping you in our prayers. Please let us know if there's anything we can do.

Jeannie said...

Tara and Kurt you are in our prayers and we hope te best for you! keep us updated.

The Jolley Family said...

We've been thinking about you. I'm sorry to hear the sad news. You are both so strong; I know you'll get through no matter what. We'll keep you in our prayers. Wishing you the best.

susiefarns said...

I've been waiting to hear an update. I'm sorry to hear that it isn't good news but our Heavenly Father only sends special babies to special parents. We love you guys, let us know what you find out.

Tom and B said...

We'll pray for you tara. Keep high spirits. We love you guys.

Karen Kunzler said...

There isn't much to say, but that I am thinking of you and praying for you and your little girl. I love you!!!!!

Peterson5 said...

You guys are in our prayers and hearts. You have such a strong spirit about it that I know you will be okay but please let me know if there is anything we can do. Just know I am here if you need me

Jaden and Stacy said...

We are so sorry to hear about this. We will be sure to keep y'all in our prayers. We are here if you need anything! Anything at all. The Lord will take care of y'all and your little girl! We love ya!

Kerri said...

Tara and Kurt, we saw your message on the blog and are so sorry about your little girl. We know this is a difficult time for you. Kristen gave me this saying when Bill and I were struggling a little with Bill's cancer. It is "Sometimes God calms the storm. Sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms the child. I have found that by calming me, the storm could be handled. I hope this will help you. We are praying for your little family. Love Kerri Lynn and Bill.

Eric and Brooke said...

I'm so sorry! Everything will turn out as it should. Keep up your faith. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Tennille said...

Tara, my heart goes out to you and I'm so sorry it wasn't good news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ashley Palmer said...

Tara- I have been trying to think of something I could say. I am so sorry that you are going through this. I just want you to know that I am thinking about you and your family and hoping for the best.