The results are that my baby girl had Turner Syndrome (also known as Monosomy X).
Monosomy X, commonly known as Turner Syndrome, is a chromosome disorder in which a girl or woman has only one complete X chromosome. (Because a Y chromosome is needed for a person to be male, all babies with Turner Syndrome are girls.) Though girls born with Turner Syndrome usually have good odds for a normal life, the majority of babies with the condition are lost to miscarriage or stillbirth.And some statistics from the same site:
About 1 in every 1,500 to 2,500 newborn babies has Turner Syndrome. Yet according to research, monosomy X is present in about 3% of all conceptions, but about 99% of affected babies are miscarried or stillborn. The condition is thought to be a factor in roughly 15% of all miscarriages.
I cried when listening to the voicemail from my doctor. I cried while telling Buster.
But now I just feel numb. I'm not sure I am even able to process this right now.
I should be feeling relief, I think. Relief that this was not immune-related.
And relief that this is most likely a random happening. There is a rare type of Turner Syndrome that is genetic, and involves the partial deletion of the X chromosome. It is quite rare, though, and I would need to have a karyotype done to know for sure if that is an issue with us.
My doctor would not recommend pursuing karyotyping unless we have another similar loss. And I agree with him.
For now, I'm going to assume this was random bad luck.
I suppose I am relieved to have an answer, I just don't feel relieved.
I don't really feel much of anything right now.