It always makes me laugh the way that rumors spread. Like, your friend broke her arm. But, you hear that she got run over by a car and was pinned for 17 hours. When really she tripped up some stairs. People always embellish the truth. So, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised after this last incident. Here it goes: Last Thursday I went to the OBGYN. She told me that our baby had a Choroid Plexus Cyst on the brain. Most of the time the cysts disappear. These are found in 1% of pregnancies, and 1/ 10,000 babies who have these are completely fine. But, babies who have Trisomy 18, also are found to have these types of cysts as well. Trisomy 18, is a chromosomal disorder, kind of like Down’s Syndrome, and the babies have a lot of health problems. Anyway, the doctor told me not to worry, that she had never had a baby that had Trisomy 18, and she see 3 cases of these cysts every month. Well, of course I worried. Because, I have been that 1/10,000 statistic, just recently. Jared and I decided just to tell a few people, for obvious reasons. Well, I get a phone call from my friend, and she tells me how someone told her that they had heard something about my baby. They had heard that the baby had a cyst and needed surgery, or something like that. First, I was shocked because, I didn’t know how our secret got out, and secondly that of course part of the rumor wasn’t true. I explained the truth to my friend and of course she was shocked too. So, if any of you heard that rumor, now you know the truth. Now for the good news! Today we went and had a level 2 ultrasound. They checked EVERYTHING on the baby. The cyst is now gone, and everything else looks great with the baby! We are hoping that this is our last scare and that the rest of my pregnancy will be smooth sailing.
I do want to clarify, that I am not mad about this. I am just thankful that everything is fine. 🙂 Because, once again God answered my prayer! He is great. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).