Tammy - crap, crap, crap, I'm so sorry you got cancelled. I really do hope that you have an opportunity try again but if you're not able to, can absolutely understand why.
Greekchick - so sad to her your news. Give yourself some healing time and then perhaps I'll see you on the April/May board.
Margi - woooooooooooooohoooooo! Yay for you. Fantastic news on your twins. You. Must be stoked.
AFM - DH and I had our geneticist appt on Tuesday. She is fairly certain that our little baby boy, nicknamed 'Mork' had a rare syndrome called Meckel-Gruber syndrome. It's a genetic disorder and is recessive - both parent are carriers. Because it's recessive there's a 1:4 chance of it recurring. It is a lethal condition i.e. Unsurvivable. Our poor baby had grossly enlarged kidneys, liver problems, undeveloped lungs, hydrocephaulus, an underdeveloped cerebellum (rear of brain), cleft palate, shortened limbs and bowlegs.
Testing is a waste of space because it has been associated with at least 7 genes and you would need to test all genes to get a definitive diagnosis. The cost is horrendous i.e. 1000-2000 euros per gene. The hospital will only fund one gene test. DH and I are both on the same wavelength. We would like to continue with IVF and take our chances. MGS is detected at ultrasound so I would want to be very closely monitored if I fall pregnant again. Diagnosis can be as early as 10 wks but more commonly in 2nd trimester.
It's all a bit scary but we have some closure and have reasons for Mork's condition.
DH and I have an appt with our RE next week to discuss moving forward. I don't think PGD will be an option as we don't have a spare $30-40,000 NZ dollars to fund it. Looks like we'll be throwing a 4-sided dice! The reassuring thing is I've been through giving birth to a baby with sever abnormalities before, and as awful as it was, I know I'm strong enough to do it again. The benefits out way the risks in my eyes.