Now comes the questions of why, how, I don't understand why the heartbeat stopped. When my baby was born he had the cord wrapped twice around his neck and very tight. Still the doctor was perplexed. He told me he saw this often and it was really very rarely a problem.
The nurses had come into my room in the hospital and told me that they had noticed a crease across the baby's hand, which could be an indication of Down's Syndrome. I must say my husband and I were shocked. Noone had mentioned this before. Maybe there was a reason that he wasn't strong enough to survive the cord wrap. I think it helped to have some possible answers, but we didn't know much at this time.
My doctor said that he was going to run genetic tests on the baby and also run tests on me for Lupus, X-factor clotting disorder, and I'm not sure what else. I just know they took 25 vials of blood that day. The next 3 months I waited for the results.
I got a call one day from the office asking me to come down the next day. I think I had a panic attack right then. I had to know right away what they found. My mother-in-law called the office and they allowed me to come that afternoon to meet with the doctor.
All the tests for me came back normal, but the baby had Down's Syndrome.
Till Next Time,