I had a call today fom my OB which caught me by surprise as I had been awaiting the results of my amnio but wasn't expecting any news until next week as we were waiting on Cystic Fibosis results as my hubby and I are both F508 carriers giving us a 25% chance tht our baby would have CF.
instead my dr informed us that our baby has trisomy 13 or Patau syndrome. I never even sstopped to consider chromosome problems as I was so consumed with worry about the CF.
does anyone lose have an information or personal experiences with trisomy 13? I'm being advised based on bloodwork and ultrasound to medically terminate the baby as they are surprised its still alive but that based on this weeks results it probably will die on is own soon.
is trisomy 13 as bad as what I've been told and what I've read today? The chance of survival to full term is 10% and that the average days it will live is 2.5 days not to mention the massively long list of severe medical conditions it will be born with.
Heart defects, spina bifida, brain not forming pproperly resulting in severe mental retardation, kidney issues, deafness, facial and limb deformities to name a few.
this has come as such a shock and I'm struggling to process it all. I'm devastated and can't stop crying and I'm completely lost. What's right and how do u get past it all and move on?