Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Update on Baby Edwards
The test went really well this morning and although the pockets of fluid were still there, they believe it is not Down Syndrome. Praise God! However, they believe it may be Trisomy-18 and would have to perform the test to determine if this is the case by the end of this week. Here's the catch: Trisomy-18 is a disease that kills nearly 95% of all babies within the first year. The test that would need to be administered before the baby is born to determine if this condition exists would have to be administered by this Friday. Also, this test has 1/100 chance of killing the baby and a 30% chance of a false positive. Please pray for wisdom and discernment for the Edwards as they decide whether or not to have the test run and for His continued hand in the development of our precious niece/nephew in Leanne's womb. Also, please pray that the entire family will praise God for the blessing of life, the joy of His mercy and grace, and the honor of being able to share Him with the world around us as His ambassadors no matter what the situation.