Tuesday, March 24, 2009


We just got back from the amniocentesis today.  Unfortunately, we do not really have any news to report regarding Karsie's well-being.  Both the genetic counselor and the doctor really just wanted to reserve answering questions until we find out the results from the tests.  However, we were able to get a couple of older questions answered:

Regarding the ovaries and uterus (still assuming girl), the omphalocele will most likely not contain the ovaries and uterus.  

If this is a chromosomal abnormality, our chances of this continuing are quite low, according to the genetic counselor.  

Statistics:  25% of omphaloceles are genetically related.  2/3 of omphaloceles are either genetically related or have other problems associated with it.  This means that there is a 1/3 chance that the omphalocele is the only problem we're dealing with.  That's a lower statistic than we want, but the good news is most of the "other" non-genetic problems deal with the heart, which we are almost certain is good.  

The amniocentesis went well.  It did not take as long as we thought either.  We ordered two tests.  There is one test that is about 100% accurate that will take about 2-3 weeks to get results back.  The second test is not quite 100% accurate but is still extremely accurate that we will receive in a couple of days.  When we get that result we will post it.  

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.


  1. Thank you for the updates. Have been praying for you and thinking about you all day. ((HUGS))

  2. Our prayers and hopes go out to you!!!

  3. Our prayers and hopes go out to all of you!

  4. Over here from Lori's blog. Praying for your sweet baby. I know that every situation is different, but I will tell you that a friend of mine has a 4 year old daughter with an "o" that was just corrected with surgery. Her blog is: http://pipsylou.blogspot.com/. She can definitely relate to the craziness of hearing all sorts of things from the doctors.