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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ayla's CF Test Results


I just got the call that we have been anxiously waiting for...

Ayla's CF newborn screening test came back...

NORMAL!!!!!!!!

YEA!!!! WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!

Our pediatrician called and said that it came back normal and that she is NOT EVEN A CARRIER!! Isn't that GREAT???

You know...it's funny...I almost didn't believe her! I kept repeating, "Are you serious?" and "She's not even a carrier?" Last night, I sat in the rocker with her and just started crying, b/c I had just changed her diaper and I thought that maybe it was a little bit greasy (a sign of CF). And yesterday I even gave her 1/2 a Creon 5 just in case. (I was going to post the pics today, she did such a great job taking them.) I was almost convinced that she had CF. I even made sure I gave her 1/2 a Creon 5 enzyme this morning before I fed her! But, I guess it was just my paranoia.

You have no idea how relieved I am. I feel like I can breathe again. After 9 long months....I can finally breathe again.

Although... the doctor did say that she has one abnormal chromosome. I was too excited to ask too many questions, plus I couldn't hold back the tears:) The tears of joy...the tears I was praying so long for.

So, does anybody know what this abnormal chromosome might mean???? Please let me know.
M
PS. Thank you everyone for all your prayers that Ayla would not have CF. I'm so thankful for each and every one of you. See......the Lord does answer prayers =)

I have to go celebrate now:) YEA!!!!!!

22 comments:

Jessie said...

Congrats, this is such great news I am so happy for all of you :)

Aunt D. said...

THIS IS AMAZING NEWS!!!! AHHHHH! Huge hugs to all of you guys!!!

My Three Sons said...

I'm so excited for you. Your right, now that this worry is over, you will have so much time to just enjoy your beautiful baby girl.

Barb said...

Oh my goodness, that is great news! I can't imagine the stress you've been under worrying about it. Hope I get to see Ayla when you are able to show her off at work.

Barb N. from work

Julie said...

I'm sitting here at work all teary eyed. I couldn't be happier for you! Now you can relax and enjoy all the fun baby stuff.

Cindy said...

Praise God! This is WONDERFUL news! I am so happy for you guys! Now go give those kids a hug from us & celebrate! Woo-hoo, Ayla!

Nancy Spuler said...

M & Chris, Al and I are so happy for you!! I can't even imagine how thrilled you two must be!!! Now to just enjoy that new baby. Give her a big hug and kiss from us, and of course to your "big boy" too.

The Smithson Family said...

That is awesome! :)

Leslie said...

I got goose bumps just reading your post! I am so excited and praising God with you and your family that not only does Ayla NOT have CF but that she is not a carrier either! What great news!!

Anonymous said...

Hey M,
I know we just got off the phone and you told me the joyful news, but reading it on here made it really sink it.... I'm all choked up because I'm so over joyed! God is so good!

The Liberto Family said...

Praise The Lord! I'm so happy to hear the good news!

Phoenix's Mom said...

YEAH!!!! I am so happy for you! Give her big hugs from us!
Angela

Alicia said...

YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is fantastic news!!!

Carrie said...

Wow! That is awesome...I know you are so relieved! Now you can just enjoy her instead of having to worry! Thank you Jesus!!

Zoe Isabella said...

M,

Oh that is such wonderful news!!!! :) You must be soooooo relieved!! Now just enjoy that sweet daughter and son of yours!
Love,
Jada

Oma & Opa said...

As I said to Chris when he texed the news to me..."PRAISE GOD!!!!"
We serve an AWESOME GOD! I called Mom-Mom and Steph and then I called the church so Pastor Bill could make an announcement on Sunday. Many, many prayers were said for Ayla from the first news that you were pregnant, 9 months ago. GOD IS SOOOOO GOOD!! Many prayers have been and continue to be lifted daily for Lil Chris since he was first diagnosed. God hears our prayers. He has kept Lil Chris well. PRAISE GOD for He is worthy to be Praised!
See you tomorrow.
Love,Hugs & kisses to all,
Mom

Auntie Steph said...

Ayla Ayla she's our girl!!!! Woowho! Thank you Jesus! What wonderful news...I was teary trying to talk to Chris on the phone! I am so thankful for you guys, you can all breathe a little bit easier now! Love the new header! Can't wait to come out in a few weeks to see everyone! The boys are looking forward to playing out in your snow with lil Chris! :)
Love ya's

Katey said...

Awesome...that is wonderful! God has definitely blessed you with a special little baby girl! Prayer is a powerful thing!!

charm said...

M, Big Chris, Lil Chris and Ayla, I am sitting here with tears of joy and emotion running down my cheeks - I am so happy for you guys. M, I told you Ayla would be someone special and she is going to grow up and help her brother heal - that is her calling....love, hugs and kisses to you all and even to Aunt D and the whole of your family...xxxxxx Charm xxxxxxxxxxxxx Blessings for Our Lord Father, The Son and all the Angels xxxxx

Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

That is so unbelievably awesome!! I'm so happy for you guys!

Susanna said...

Oh Dear M, That is sooo wonderful! Just like everyone else, I couldn't hold back the tears of thanksgiving that came into my eyes. Thank you God! Just like Charm said, she will be a wonderful special blessing to lil Chris and to all the family. Love and Rejoicing, Susanna

ps...I'm sorry to say that many pediatrians (mine included) don't completely understand the 'normal' test results combined with the 1 abnormal chromosome. They told me the same thing about Levi. You can find out for sure by calling Lil Chris's docs. Each of us have two chromosomes...if both chromosomes carry the CF gene we have the disease CF. If only one chromosome is abnormal with the CF gene we are a carrier. If neither of our chromosomes carry the CF gene we are not even a 'carrier'. A CF blood test will come back 'normal' only if the person does not have the disease CF. 'Normal' test results do not mean Not Carrier.

Please, please do not let this info dampen your spirits. Even if Little Ayla really is a carrier, it still means she is completely healthy...just like you and I. She'll never have to take enzymes, or do treatments or suffer from this dreaded disease. It's absolutely incrediablly wonderful!! I'm sooo happy for you all!!!

daniel's mom said...

Hi M,
Sorry I haven't been able to respond earlier. I have been reading all your posts, and was very happy for your family yesterday when I saw Ayla's results! Enjoy your time off with your children. Daniel's Mom