So I have read a lot of peoples blogs with kids with down syndrome and I want to be apart of the blogging community with these sweet spirits and I want them to know my story too. I am 25 weeks pregnant and I found out a week ago that our little girl has down syndrome. It all started out at my 20 week ultrasound when they had a hard time seeing the 4 chambers of the heart and said my baby is measuring a month smaller then my due date and has decreased in her growth so they sent me over to a nicer hospital with nicer machines to get a closer look. There they did another ultrasound and found out there was something wrong with the heart. The 4 chambers were not connecting in her heart and her growth still was decreasing. A specialist then came in and told us it could be one of three things which were trisomy 13, 18, and 21. She said with the 13 and 18 the baby had no chance to survive and if it was the 21 then she would have down syndrome.
They said they were hoping it was just a heart defect that they could fix cause they said she doesn't look like she is downs that it is just her heart or she may die. They then asked if I wanted to take a test of my amniotic fluid to find out what it was so I said yes and the results came back 4 days later saying she has downs. My doctor kept apologizing but all I kept saying is "So there is a chance she will live??" and she said yes and at that moment that was all I cared about. I just wanted this baby to live. The specialist then called me that night and said she still has a small chance to live cause she is so tiny. But I have had so many prayers in behalf of my baby that I feel like there is great hope she will make it. If there is anyone out there with a kids with downs can you please help me through this journey since I don't know anything about it and am scared.