Jul 21, 2010
Ok so I am trying to be calm but I am completely freaked out to find out that I am a carrier of the gene for cystic fibrosis. basically this means that if my husband is also a carrier than there is a chance that our baby will have this horrible disease. He had his blood tested yesterday but we won't get the results back for a whole week. There is about a 1 in 25 chance that any caucasian person is a carrier. it doesnt seem like that high of odds but then again I have it so who know... Any ways my husband is so incredibly relaxed about everything. He was so happy yesterday knowing our babies heart was beating. I on the other hand can only focus on the what ifs... So if we get his results back and he is a carrier this is what our odds are. 25% chance the baby will have cystic fibrosis, 50% chance tha baby will only carry the gene (just like I do), and a 25% chance the baby will not have the disease or the gene. I just find this to be so incredibly scary. I have been googling like crazy about this disease. In an honest way I wasn't even really sure what it was until now. This is the basic definition for those of you who don't:
the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; no cure is known
Life expectancy of someone with this disease is 37. This is a number that has gone up substantially over the past 30 years.
please pray for me and my husband. I just am praying so hard that he does not carry the gene. If he doesnt then there is no more worries, our baby will not be able to get cystic fibrosis. Thanks