DNA Results, Specialist Appointment, Awestruck

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
 who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s  Psalm 103

This song has been my anthem for the past 3 weeks.  My dad and I sang this scripture song when I was a little girl.  I’ve yet to find the version we sang, though.  But goodness, I’m singing this song with such great JOY today!!

We had another specialist appointment this morning.  I gave all my vitals and everything looked great.  We walked into the ultrasound room and waited with anticipation and anxiousness.  Then the nurse came in and said, “Well, your Harmony DNA results were just faxed back.  EVERYTHING looks perfect! 46 chromosomes! No Trisomny.  No Chromosomal disorders.  Nothing.  Everything is great! Do you want to know what you are having?”

Mike and I decided when we first found out I was pregnant that we would not find out the sex of the baby.  We thought it’d be a fun surprise.  But after the events of the past few weeks we knew we wanted to know.  This baby deserved to be called by their name and not it.  We wanted to pray for our baby by name.  We wanted to pick out a strong and perfect name for them that had something to do with the miracle they were.  Plus I needed to feel that connection to the baby knowing them and naming them no matter what happened.  So we shot a glance back at each other and said are we sure we want to know?!? We both emphatically said yes! So she told us.  (I’ll share in another post. 🙂 )

Then we had the ultrasound.  I couldn’t wait to see the little heartbeat for my peace of mind.  The tech immediately went straight to the heartbeat, and we listened to the beautiful sound of our miracle’s heartbeat.  One of my favorite sounds I’ve ever heard.  EVER!

The tech took a series of pictures.  She kept saying, she wasn’t sure what this was because it wasn’t looking like a molar anymore.  She had never seen anything like it.  She said it even looked like there was NOW healthy placenta tissue in between the mass and the sac where the baby is.  Wow!  I told her the specialist (practicing for 40 years) she worked for was convinced it was a partial molar pregnancy or molar placenta degeneration two weeks ago.  She said, “Well, he is never wrong so I’m going to stop talking.”

After she finished up, we were then called back to the specialists office.  He said, “Well guys, I’ve got 2 good things and 1 question.” “All your blood work is now completely normal.  Your HCGs, which were elevated, are all normal.  Second, Everything on the DNA test is normal. Now, the only question to me is what is the mass?”

He preceded to tell us he didn’t know.  He was baffled.  This might be his 1 in a million case.  He had consulted 20 different doctors around the country and no one quite had an idea since everything was so perfect.  I asked if it could be cancerous.  He really didn’t think so.  It didn’t appear malignant and my HCGs would be super elevated because cancer feeds off hormones.  I asked several other questions and he just said, “Honestly, I just don’t know here.  All I know is everything looks normal over here. And we have this question over here.  But I’m not concerned and I feel good about you continuing.  We will monitor you ever month and if we feel like we need to intervene we can but I feel  good about this today.”

We said we are fabulous with that!  And encouraged. But honestly, we were in such shock that that was all that came out of our mouths. I mean there was no bit of negativity in our conversation.  Nothing. I kept waiting for a BUT.  But the only BUT I got was “I’m not quite sure what this is.  But I’m not concerned anymore or right now.”  All our other appointments had been filled with negativity and maybe an ounce of hope.  We had hope all over this appointment from the moment we walked in the door till we left.

Mike and I got in the elevator, and looked at each other speechless.  We walked to the car and he said, “Do you just realize what happen?” I said, “I think so!  We just got the best possible news we could have gotten.  God is truly working a miracle!” We got in the car still shocked but praising Him!  He was giving us the miracle we had hoped for!!

I sobbed most of the way home thanking the Lord that He is working.  He heard the prayers of all His people. We are getting that progressive miracle!  What once was a situation of very little hope was now filled with hope!!

Mike and I stopped by a cupcake shop and brought home cupcakes the color of the gender to celebrate with the kids and my mom!  As I was paying for them, I started tearing up.  I told the cashier, “I had basically been giving no hope for my baby to make it and today God preformed a miracle for us!  I can’t believe I’m here buying celebratory cupcakes! I shouldn’t be doing this.  I don’t deserve this.  But God is giving us this miracle we have been praying for! That people all over the country have been praying for! ”

Mike and I are in total awe.  We know this wasn’t a misdiagnosis or fluke!  We had 6 medical professionals look at my blood work and US pictures convinced this was a partial molar or molar placenta degeneration.  We KNOW that we KNOW God is preforming a miracle!  To Him be ALL the glory!

I’ll have a few more prayer requests later….But please just praise Him today!  Please know that GOD is moving that mass.  That GOD is putting healthy tissue in between our baby and that mass.  That GOD is protecting our child!  That GOD brought ALL my levels to normal.  That GOD favors life.  That is real!  HE is real!  There is no way anyone but Him could have preformed this miracle!  Just PRAISE Him!  And know just as He favored our family and our baby that he favors you.  He delights in you.  He loves you.  And he wants to give you the miracle you need!

Now I’m off to celebrate with my family….Love to all of you!!  Thank SO MUCH for all the prayers!!

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,14 saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” 15 And thus Abraham,[b] having patiently waited, obtained the promise. Hebrews 6:13-15

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33 Responses to DNA Results, Specialist Appointment, Awestruck

  1. Zaina says:

    Erin,
    I’m so overjoyed to hear this news!!! Praise God for that miracle baby growing inside you. My husband and I have been praying for you guys as this has really been heavy on our hearts. We will continue to pray. Thanks for the updates. Praise God!!

  2. Mallory Ray says:

    Oh Erin!!! I was just crying the happiest tears reading this post!! I am SO Thrilled for you and your family and this miracle He is performing! Praying for you the whole way! Love you cousin!

  3. amanda says:

    WOW! tearing up reading this, erin! praise Jesus for His grace in your lives and His protection over this little one! can’t wait to find out the gender. 😉

  4. Kelsey says:

    Praise God!! Writing this with the happiest tears, glory to God! Always praying for you and my miracle cousin<3 love you!

  5. Kelsey says:

    Praise God! Writing this with the happiest tears! Glory to God! Always praying for you and my miracle cousin ❤ love you!

  6. Annie says:

    PRAISE. THE. LORD! We are on a long drive, so I was reading your blog to Chad as he drives.. And could barely get the words out. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling. Chad said it sounds like you and Mike have been very honorable in your decisions, maybe your baby will be the next Tim Tebow (Dr’s said he should have been aborted). 🙂 So excited to continue hearing news of your miracle.. And the gender!!

  7. Could not be any more thrilled than I was when I read your report (except that you teased us about the sex of the baby 😉 ) Praising and rejoicing in GOD’s faithfulness with you!!!

  8. God you are ALWAYS so good!!! Amen Amen Amen!!!! COngratulations, God is truly working a miracle!”

  9. Cathie Seprish says:

    Erin, just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I have been praying for a miracle healing from God for your family. Your posts have been very prayer envoking ( if that is even a phrase)… I love how you have bared all of your heart throughout this trial, God is surely using this to encourage other families. I was also reminded of the message that you sent to me when Kevin was in the hospital after his accident, your words were so encouraging then as well. You are a true testimony if faithfulness and as I read your post today I cried, because I know exactly how you feel today, for God also gave us a miracle and today he used you to remind me of how amazing He is! Just keep praising and standing on His promises, because the docs are just men, instruments that God uses for his will and purposes! Don’t let others discourage you, surround yourself with God’s truth,and people who love and pray for you. I look forward to the gender reveal😉 Cathie Seprish.
    I know you have a million things going on, I do not expect you to respond…just know your family is loved and being prayed for!

  10. Joyce Ball says:

    Erin and family,
    This is a miracle and I know God is so pleased at the faith of many to pray for this miracle. I am thrilled and can’t wait to see an absolute perfect little one, whatever gender it is. And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ, developing (that good work) and perfecting and bringing it (him or her) to full completion in you. Philippians 1:6, amplified

    • dennyfamily says:

      Oh Joyce, Thank you for your prayers, support, wisdom, and encouragement via Jess throughout the last few weeks. I’ve been praying this verse you shared with her every single day! You have been a vital part of our encouragement and miracle. Abundant blessings!!

  11. Carol Giguere says:

    My heart is leaping with joy at this miraculous news Erin, I’m celebrating with you and your family. This precious little life already has a testimony even before he/she is born. Look out world this little Denny is going to move mountains. What a great Thanksgiving this will be for all the Denny/Hardegree family. Continuing to pray.

  12. moockkat says:

    Oh, Erin, what awesome news! Last nightI was going to message you this very scripture but I was having trouble getting past the Gravatar. This has been my life Scripture for many years. My heart is bursting with joy for you. The Moocks will all continue to pray for all of you. Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow!!!

  13. Erin says:

    Praise the Lord! So glad for you guys and the miracle He is doing in you and through you!

  14. Abbie says:

    Oh what wonderful news!! Laura Lee is actually up a little late tonight…for what I can’t help but think for this reason…so telling her was so sweet. We are so happy for you all. Congratulations and praise God!!

    • dennyfamily says:

      Tell LaLa I’ve been wearing her necklace since the day she gave it to me believing for a miracle. I grabbed it this morning when we had such an awesome appointment praising God for his faithfulness. That necklace has meant so much to me the last 2 weeks. 🙂 Thank you for celebrating with us!

  15. Karen Urban says:

    Erin,
    Your family has such a special place in my heart. I am overjoyed with you, for you, at God’s hand in your lives. When the post came up yesterday, I read it to Cindy Strickland, and we just stood and cried as I tried to read it through. Rejoicing! This morning, I pulled out my prayer journal and put a big star next to the request for your family…and wrote an update…the song I sang over and over this morning was “I Stand in Awe”. He is such a loving Father!

    • dennyfamily says:

      We love you, Karen! Thank you for rejoicing with us!! He is such a loving father. We are so undeserving of this miracle but oh so thankful He chose us to walk this journey.

  16. Megan Quaglio says:

    I was crying tears of joy while reading this!! I requested you guys in prayer at church this past Sunday and been praying for you guys daily.. I am thankful for all the prayers that have been answered.. I am overjoyed for you and Mike God works in amazing ways!! I can’t tell you how happy I am for you both about the wonderful test results!! Love you both!!

    Megan Quaglio (Denny)

  17. Christie Parker says:

    I am just extremely overjoyed for you and your family. I have been taught to never put God in a box or to just never doubt what He can and will do. I tell you what, your story definitely reconfirms this. I have been praying for your precious angel for a few weeks now, after hearing your story through a friend, and I am just so thankful. I am 37 weeks pregnant myself and I cannot imagine the emotions and fear you have gone through. I will continue to pray throughout your pregnancy and cannot wait to hear more praise reports! God is so good!

  18. Emily Hardegree Ray says:

    Erin!!! WOW He HAS fought your battle! Enjoy the rest of this pregnancy! Oh, sweet little girl, Can’t wait to find out your name!!!
    Love you,
    Aunt Em

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