Waiting for amnio results - so down :(

(69 Posts)
Marma1ad3 Fri 10-Jan-14 16:46:40

Hi, this is my first post here but I want to just offload a bit before I go more mad than I feel already.

My quad test gave us a 1:5 heart stopping ratio for a genetic problem (not sure about the specifics, I haven't seen any actual data). I got this on Monday afternoon. I was squeezed into a clinic on Tuesday lunchtime for my amnio which was brilliant but the wait since has been horrid.

I just called the fetal medicine team at the hospital and they said probably no results until Monday now. I don't know what the hell I'm going to do with myself all weekend sad I have a 2 year old and I just want o hide, which isn't fair on her.

I'm so scared of the results, we know what we want to do either way but we just need to know now.

Anyone got any advice for distraction? It's already been the longest week of my life sad

Marma1ad3 Sun 12-Jan-14 20:27:17

No they will call me and if I haven't heard by 3 I'm going to ring the and I don't care if they are as unhelpful as the woman was I spoke to on Friday.

My OH is great at times like this, and will help me with his family and what to say. It's my mum that I'm worried about sad

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 12-Jan-14 20:38:27

I was told that results didn't come in until the afternoon and was given the impression that they get the bad news out of the way first. I reckon if you don't hear by 3 then everything is ok.

Marma1ad3 Sun 12-Jan-14 20:45:34

The nice woman on Thursday said that results come through from 11am normally so not to panic first thing.

grobagsforever Sun 12-Jan-14 21:05:53

I got my cvs results from st Georges through about 11.30. Thinking of you OP. It was me just two weeks ago and I'm still feeling fragile, despite good news.

CrispyFB Mon 13-Jan-14 00:32:15

I had a 1 in 5 at my NT this time round and baby has typical chromosomes. I've heard the quad screen is far more likely to give false positives too.

Hoping you get the result you want tomorrow and that you can get some sleep tonight. I know what the stress of waiting for results is like, believe me!

grobagsforever Mon 13-Jan-14 08:37:43

Good luck today OP. At least the waiting is nearly over.

Marma1ad3 Mon 13-Jan-14 09:03:47

Thanks grobags, I feel dreadful. I am so frightened of the phone ringing sad

ThisIsMeNow Mon 13-Jan-14 09:14:52

I had an amnio with dd and the wait was the hardest but you're so close now. Hand to hold if you need it thanks

GampyWabbit Mon 13-Jan-14 09:22:17

Good luck for today xxx

grobagsforever Mon 13-Jan-14 09:36:33

I know what you mean about phone ringing - I practically had a heart attack when mine rang and it wasn't even the hospital it was my bloody mother!! Not long now - hang in there. Funnily enough I was talking to a friend this morning who'd had a 1/13 risk - she was a similar age to you. Her daughter is perfect. This agony is so common.

CrispyFB Mon 13-Jan-14 10:02:10

I got the phonecall at 9pm at night when I did a late amnio with DC3 (we waited it out to 32 weeks when it's "safe" as I wasn't keen on invasive testing for 1 in 34). I thought they'd have gone home for the day so I had relaxed a bit and was totally unprepared! But the nurse said she didn't want anyone waiting any longer than they had to, bless them smile

Hope you don't have to wait much longer!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 13-Jan-14 10:43:48

The morning i was waiting for my results, I got THREE 'private number' phone calls. All from sales people. [Confused]
BOY did they get the shock of their lives! Not one has called back since! grin

Marma1ad3 Mon 13-Jan-14 10:49:56

Not heard anything yet sad

stickysausages Mon 13-Jan-14 10:56:07

Thinking of you OP thanks

lljkk Mon 13-Jan-14 11:02:24

Hang in there. flowers

Monten Mon 13-Jan-14 11:08:57

Hi Marma1as3 - thinking of you today. I'm really hoping my results come through today too although they said up to 5 working days which would be tomorrow.

It's just unbearable - I really feel for you.

Are you at work? I couldn't face it today.

Dillydollydaydream Mon 13-Jan-14 11:09:42

Thinking of you.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 13-Jan-14 11:11:48

Adding Monten to the hand holding list. Xx

Marma1ad3 Mon 13-Jan-14 11:12:24

No not in work, haven't been since the amnio. Can't stop crying sad

Marma1ad3 Mon 13-Jan-14 11:16:10

No not in work, haven't been since the amnio. Can't stop crying sad

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 13-Jan-14 11:17:51

Lovey, its ok to cry. {{{hug}}} This is a shit day, but remember that it's just one day and it'll soon be over. The fear of the unknown is the worst part. Just stay strong. x

shoeprincess2 Mon 13-Jan-14 11:21:10

Just read your post- I was you in March 2012. Got a 1 in 5 risk of a chromosomal problem, due to a high nuchal fold measurement (4.1mm). Had to wait a fortnight to have the amnio and then had the dreaded 2-3 day wait for telephone results. I had a permanent headache and then got the call at work. All was fine. I know exactly how you are feeling. Lots of googling and thinking "what if" and lots of crying. Remember 1 in 5 risk of something being amiss, means 4 in 5 of all being fine. Take care x

JugglingBackwardsAndForwards Mon 13-Jan-14 11:25:07

Thinking of you x

muppetthecow Mon 13-Jan-14 11:30:15

This was us three years ago. It was possibly the worst week of my life. I just felt so out of control. I think whichever way the results go it gets that bit easier because you know and can act on it. That limbo will be over soon. {{hug}}

Jacksmania Mon 13-Jan-14 15:03:17

Another hand to hold. ((((((*HUG*))))))))

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