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Baby Burke- Please Pray

Taylor and I went in for our big ultrasound this morning. I am 18 weeks along now, so they were checking out our baby boy closely. They found 2 genetic markers that caused a red flag. One cyst on the brain and his kidneys are enlarged.
We need lots of prayers right now. Prayers for these markers to disappear and for our baby boy to be healthy. We also need prayers for our sanity as we wait, hope and pray. We will go back for another ultrasound in 8 weeks (March 31).
We were told not to look this up on the internet and would appreciate only positive comments on this situation. God is good and we are leaving it in His hands.
Thanks for your prayers,
Sarah

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  1. If Ben and I have learned one thing through our experiences it's that we serve a great God that works in mysterious ways!! I pray these markers go away and for your peace of mind!! I'm on my knees thinking and praying for you guys!!

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  2. God is good! Here is one of my favorite verses..
    "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” (Ephesians 3:20) Do you mind if I repost something on my facebook page to ask for prayer? I won't go into personal details? I am also adding you to our prayer chain at church! I am believing for nothing but wholeness!
    -Samantha Hogan

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  3. Sarah, I am PRAYING so much...and will be praying non-stop until your next doctor's appointment!! You have amazing perspective...and I am so proud of you. Love you so much, Lindsey

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  4. Sarah, I will be praying and sending positive thoughts out to you and baby Burke. You are both surrounded by so much love.

    Jennifer

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  5. May His Shalom Peace be upon you and yours! (According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Shalom also means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. Shalom comes from the root verb shalom meaning to be complete, perfect and full.)

    Amber Estrada

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  6. I am praying for you all right this moment. Love you all.

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  7. Violet had the same type of cyst on her brain at our first ultrasound, too. I don't remember if it was gone at the next ultrasound or not, but it was never a problem. She's got a good brain(ha) and I'm sure your sweet boy will, too! Thinking of you.

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  8. In the name of Jesus, I pray peace over you and your husband. May God's hand be over baby Burke and your pregnancy. I am here if you need anything.

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  9. Praying Praying Praying

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  10. God's peace and power to all of you!

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  11. I am a friend of Gretchen Davis - and saw this post. I am a neonatology fellow at ACH/UAMS and I just wanted to make a comment that may make you feel better. I read reports on LOTS of babies where these two things have been seen on early ultrasound - and most of the time the babies come out great! :) Positive thoughts! :)

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  12. Sarah Stiles StegallFebruary 3, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    PRAYING FOR YOU ALL! Positive thoughts and much love being sent your way! We love you all Sarah!

    Sarah and Payton

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  13. Sarah,

    I'm a friend of Crystal Goss and saw her link to your blog on facebook. My second daughter had a Choroid Plexus Cyst at 19 weeks too. It went away by the 3rd trimester (which I understand that they always do) and I'm happy to report she is a happy and healthy 7 month old today. I think it is a little more common than we realize. I will be praying for Baby Burke.

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  14. Sarah, I will be praying for you and baby Burke.

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  15. Sarah,

    I'm definitely keeping you guys in our prayers!!! Stay positive and in good spirits for that baby!!

    Love you!
    Kristen

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  16. I am praying strongly for you both and your sweet little boy. Looking forward to a great report on the 31st of march.

    All the best,
    Candace.

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  17. Prayers for sweet baby Burke, and his family!

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  18. Love you Sarah!! I am praying for baby Burke and for you and Taylor. May He carry your anxieties for you and use those around you to help bring you peace.

    "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ my dwell in your hearts through faith." Ephesians 3:16-17

    love, Leslie

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  19. Here is my prayer for your family.

    Healer of our every ill, light of each tomorrow, give Sarah & Taylor peace beyond their fears, and hope beyond their sorrow.

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  20. Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers for health to you and baby Burke. I hope you can feel all the love coming your way!!

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  21. Sarah, I am praying for you and your sweet one.

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  22. Sarah, you and your family are always in my thoughts even though I haven't seen you in so many years that I can't count. I've followed your blog and told your sister on occasion how amazed I always am when I think of the little Sarah I new back when Britney and me were such "big girls" and now see this unbelievably strong and powerful woman that I so strongly admire. I am sending you every ounce of positive energy that I have to help you get through this stressful time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers until March 31 and on until sweet little Burke is in your arms. Much love to you all, Libby (Kennett) Speth

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  23. Sarah,
    Prayers are coming from Northwest Arkansas. We are sending positive thoughts to you and your family.
    Christy Norwood

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  24. Thinking good thoughts from NYC for all of you :)

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  25. Hey Sarah...I was so excited to see my pics the other day, I didn't look any farther on your blog! I feel bad...I wish I had seen this! Hayden had a choroid plexus cyst too, and you saw him not long ago...just fine! We were scared to death too, and were also told not to go home and get on the computer! His had gotten even larger at our next ultrasound, and we were sent to a MFM specialist for a detailed ultrasound, and he told us two things that made me feel tons better. First, that the cysts are in blood vessels above the brain matter, not in the actual brain, and that they usually don't go away until about 26-28 weeks. Hearing that it wasn't part of the actual brain really took a lot of my worry away...I hadn't been able to imagine how he was ok with that huge white spot we saw on the screen, but knowing it was not part of his actual brain was a huge relief! We had several ultrasounds later on due to my BP, and no one ever commented again on it! And you just saw what a normal little boy he is. I know how long and scary these next 8 weeks will be, but there are a lot of prayers coming your way for a healthy baby boy!!

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  26. Sending prayers your way. We just got news of the same two soft markers on our baby's ultrasound. Hopefully our little ones will be just fine. Thanks for the info you posted.

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