Today the is the Texan’s first game in the playoffs, so you know my husband already has his jersery on. 😉
I spent all of yesterday trying to call people back. Since finding out our son’s diagnosis, my phone and my facebook have been blowing up! Which is understandable! I mainly called family back so I could start to answer questions or at least reassure them that I was ok.
Many didn’t even know what our decision would be- if we would chose to terminate or not. Which was surprising, but everyone was supportive no matter what we decided.
Then is was- “we want more information”. Again, I am just blown away by the support my family is offering.
So I began researching.
Did you know that our precious boy will start therapy only a week after he is born? Or that he gets free health insurance and SS Benefits? I didn’t! Texas has some awesome programs that will help our little one and for that I am so greatful.
I am feeling better, mainly because I have information. I have contacts and I know what to do when he gets here. I also got in touch with a support group and another person who has a child with DS. And of course I have already added some of my favorite designer gene blogs to my site. So right now….I think that is all I can do.
I haven’t come up with more questions yet, so I think I will work on that today.
And a name!! This sweet boy needs a name!!
I was feeling to productive yesterday that I also began looking at embryo adoption and sperm donors. Barry and I always felt that 2 children would be what we wanted. 1 boy and 1 girl. But we both approached each other last night about changing that number. Our son will need a companion. Another buddy to rough-and-tumble with and protect him.
If we did embryo adoption, we could do PGD and know the gender and chromosomal make-up of that child before even getting him/her.
If we did IUI we would look for good sperm donors and try like that for a few cycles (although that adds up quickly).
Either way, we have some questions about that too.
I told you I was crazy, but both of these processes take time to arrange so I figured we would start early. When I am cleared for another pregnancy, we would already have everything in order. And who knows how many cycles it will take?
Gosh, building this special family is going to be fun!
Embryo Adoption Questions:
-How soon can we begin?
-Screening offered? PGD? Gender Selection?
IUI/Sperm Donor Questions:
-How soon can we begin?
-Quality of my eggs based on last cycle? Viable option?
DS Questions for DR. C:
-What kind of monitoring will we be doing throughout the remainder of this pregnancy?
-Do I still need to see the MFM doctor for another heart checkup?
-Do I need to register at the hospital?
-What services does the hospital offer for my child?
-Will I be able to hold him after delivery?
-Based on what you are seeing, what can you tell me?